The photograph shows the “Helen Burnie” leaving Macduff harbour on route to Oban, after completing trials and tests.
Following a short visit to Oban and Mull the vessel will start a contract in Shetland delivering feed to fish farms.
The vessel has been built by Macduff Shipyards Limited for Inverlussa Marine Services, who are based on the Isle of Mull.
At 27.75 metres the multi-purpose support vessel was specially designed for renewable energy support, dive support, survey and civil projects.
The design work was undertaken in collaboration with Macduff Ship Design Limited, who also provided computer cutting information, steelwork drawings and stability data.
All of the steelwork was cut in-house by the Yard’s Profiling Division, and all fabrication was completed in Macduff.
The vessel was built to comply with the Small Workboat Code for Category 1 Area of Operation, and was surveyed during construction by M D Tillman & Co Ltd representing The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors, who are an MCA Appointed Certifying Authority.
Length Overall 27.75m
Length BP 23.89m
Depth Moulded 3.30m
Oil Fuel (Ships) 27000 litres
Oil Fuel (Cargo) 50500 litres
Fresh Water (domestic) 2650 litres
Fresh Water (cargo) 18500 litres
Water Ballast 30600 litres
Main Engines 3 x Doosan 4VI58TIH each rated 530HP@1800RPM
Gearboxes 3 x D-I MT260HL at 5.04:1 ratio
Propellers 3 x 4 blade 1350mm dia BT Marine in fixed nozzles
Hydraulic Drive 1 x Doosan MD196TI rated 320HP at 2000RPM
and back up pump off central main engine
Generators 2 x Beta 49 415/3/50
with further back up off hydraulic drive
Bow Thruster 1 x large capacity hydraulic unit
Deck Machinery 1 x towing/anchor handling winch
4 x winches for 4 point mooring/general duties
1 x anchor winch
1 x large stern roller
1 x HS Marine 100 ton/M cargo crane
Container fastenings on sheathed deck
Steering Gear Wills Ridley system with motor and belt driven
Pumps Azcue belt and motor driven bilge/deckwash pumps
Azcue motor driven ballst pump
Owners supply cargo transfer pumps
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