Dive Support Vessel Delivered in Brazil

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

February 21, 2017

  • Photo: Incat Crowther
  • Photo: Incat Crowther
  • Photo: Incat Crowther Photo: Incat Crowther
  • Photo: Incat Crowther Photo: Incat Crowther

Oceanicasub V, the second of a pair of 43m Monohull Subsea Dive Support Vessels (SDSV), has been delivered for owner and operater Oceanica of Rio de Janeiro for charter by Petrobras.

Oceanicasub V was constructed by Arpoador Shipyard in Guaruja’, Brazil. The design is the culmination of a close collaboration by the designer Incat Crowther, builder and operator.

The RINA-classed vessel is equipped for a crew complement of 36 and features an array of dive support equipment including deck crane, ROV A-frame, dive bell A-frame, hyperbaric chamber, HIPAP, rescue/workboat with associated davit and all necessary dive operations related spaces and equipment. Crew accommodation and operational spaces are finished to a high standard and the layout of machinery and open deck spaces are well thought out to provide safe operations, according to the designer.

Four Cummins QSK-19, 660 bhp main engines, coupled to Hamilton HM 521 waterjets through ZF 2000 gearboxes, provide propulsion power to the vessel. The waterjet propulsion has been selected to reduce diver risk. Electrical power is provided by three Cummins QSM 11, 300 ekW gensets plus one Cummins 6BT5.9, 92 ekW emergency genset. Three Thrustmaster 150kw tunnel thrusters provide maneuvering and station keeping power. Class 2 dynamic positioning is provided via a Kongsberg system and a quartet of Intermarine fin stabilizers are provided to reduce vessel motions and enhance crew comfort.

Principal Dimensions
Length Overall: 141’ 1” / 43m
Length Waterline: 133’ 10” / 40.8m
Beam Overall: 30’ 6” / 9.3m
Draft (hull): 6’ 10” / 2.1m
Depth: 13’ 11” / 4.25m
Tonnage: <500 GT ITC
Construction: Marine Grade Aluminum|

Fuel Oil: 34,183 gallons / 119,400 liters
Fresh Water: 9,985 gallons / 37,800 liters
Sullage: 1,664 gallons / 6,300 liters
Crew / Dive Personnel: 36

Propulsion and Performance
Speed (Service): 12 knots
Main Engines: 4 x Cummins QSK 19
Power: 4 x 492kW at 1,800rpm
Gearboxes: 4 x ZF 2000
Waterjets: 4 x Hamilton HM 521
Generators: 3 x Cummins QSM 11
Emergency Generator: 1 x Cummins 6BT
Bow Thrusters: 3 x Thrustmaster 30TT200AL

Flag: Brazil
Class / Survey: RINA C Special Service, DYNAPOS-AM/AT R, Diving Support, AUT-CCS, Unrestricted

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