Breaux Bay Craft to deliver crewboatVessel & ROV News // January 22, 2009
Miss Lauren is the largest crewboat built by the yard to date.
Early in February, Breaux Bay Craft will deliver the largest crewboat it has built to date to Gulf Offshore Logistics (GOL), the vessel being the third in a three boat series for GOL.
The red-hulled Miss Lauren is a 180ft x 30ft DP2 crewboat with four Cummins KTA50 mains each delivering 1,800hp at 1,900rpm to Twin Disc MG6848 gears with 2.93:1 ratios.
Two of the four Nibral 54 x 54in propellers are mounted on 24ft by five-inch Aquamet shafts while the other two are on 28ft shafts reflecting the positioning of the four engines.
A pair of Cummins 6CTA8.3(D)M engines provide auxiliary power for the hydraulic cargo pump and the two tunnel bow thrusters.
Accommodation for up to 12 crew members includes bunkrooms and a fully equipped galley in the forward hull. Seating for 82 passengers is in the main deck cabin where three plasma screen TV screens provide entertainment.
With a deck cargo capacity of 315 long tons, the vessel is fully classed by ABS.
Although his yard has other vessels in build, Roy Breaux Jr, commenting on the current economic uncertainty, said: “At present we don’t know what the future holds, but we are ready for whatever changes the offshore oilfield may present.”