Acta Marine orders new DP Multi Purpose Vessel
Leading workboat operator Acta Marine is further expanding their fleet with a new multipurpose workboat with Dynamic Positioning and more than 30 tons bollard pull.
The vessel, which will be named “Coastal Challenger”, is a more powerful version of Acta Marine’s existing unit “Coastal Discovery”. The multipurpose vessel has the following main characteristics:
- 35 by 12 meters
- Propulsion power: 2,380 Kw (2 x fixed pith propellors and 1 azimuth thruster)
- Two azimuthing bowthrusters: 250 kW each
- 80 tons anchor handling winch / 50 tons towing winch
- 240 Ton/meter hydraulic deck crane
- DP-1 classification
- accommodation on board for 10 persons.
Coastal Challenger will be the fourth unit within Acta Marine’s fleet of 40 workboats that is equipped with Dynamic Positioning. The company was the first owner/operator to apply this technology in a smaller type of workboats. Also unique for a vessel of this power, is the operating draft of only 1.8 meters, making the vessel particularly suitable for operating in ultra-shallow waters and very close to coastlines. The vessel is currently under construction in the Netherlands by Maritiem Cluster Friesland. Upon delivery in June 2012 the new build vessel will be available for charter.