BLUE DADDY: Italian-Built, Italian-Owned

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Italian marine operator Bambini, based at the Port of Ravenna, operates an extensive fleet of vessels in support of the offshore industry. These range from tugs, to supply boats and crew boats. The latter, mostly in the 30 to 35-mrange, have been imported from US builders. Recently they launched their first Fast Supply Vessel, the 51.75 by 9.2-meter Blue Daddy, from the Cantieri Navail Vittoria in Adria on the Canal Bianco about 25 kilometers up from the Adriatic Sea along the River Po in north-eastern Italy.
With more than 80 years of history in shipbuilding the CN Vittoria has worked in all materials from wood to steel and, for the Blue Daddy, aluminum. With the characteristic raked bow of most boats in this class, the hull has a nine-meter beam and a five-meter molded depth. Powered by four Cummins KTA50-M2 engines, the fast supply vessel can make 29 knots and cruises at 24 knots. The main engines each provide 1800 BHP at 1900 RPM. Capacities include 116 cubic meters of water, 110 cm of fuel, 71 passengers and 150 tons of deck cargo. The open after deck has a clear area 25 by 7.2 meters. Auxiliary power is provided by three Cummins 6BT5.9DM powered gen sets and one Cummins 4BT3.9 emergency gen set. Sea Italia one of Italy’s major Cummins dealers supplied all engines. The company is able to supply full power train solutions including gears, shafting and propellers.
Classed by RINA with notation for MALTA CROSS-DYNAPOS-AUT UMS, the Blue Daddy initially served offshore platforms in the Adriatic.  Later, the boat was deployed to West African waters.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter June 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Fincantieri Launches Silver Muse

Silver Muse, the new ultra-luxury cruise ship which Fincantieri is building for the ship owner Silversea Cruises, was launched at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente.

Swiftships to Procure Patrol Craft Kits for Egyptian Navy

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awards contract to Swiftships for four 28-meter KITs for the Egyptian Navy   On June 28, 2016 Louisiana-based Swiftships, LLC,

Ingalls to Build US Warship LH8

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been selected to build the U.S. Navy’s next large-deck amphibious assault warship, LHA 8.

Offshore

US Oil Drillers Add Rigs for 4th Week in 5

U.S. drillers this week added oil rigs for a fourth week in five, according to a closely followed report Friday, in the best month of producers returning to the

Norsafe Secures Contract with VARD Group

Norsafe informs it has signed a new contract with VARD Group, and will supply lifeboats complete with davit systems to a series of 15 new vessels.    Topaz Energy

India’s Potential in Offshore Wind Power

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched a new report: “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India.

 
 
Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0610 sec (16 req/sec)