Mariotti delivers pair of work boats


Italy-based builder T Mariotti has recently delivered a pair of work boats to local marine services provider United Ships, comprising the fast supply intervention vessel 'Fox' and the fast utility/crew boat 'Wolf'.

The two ships, homeported in Ravenna, share similar layouts, arrangements, and superstructures, but have different lengths. Both vessels will be utilised for offshore LNG terminal supply services in the Adriatic Sea.

The 'Fox'

The 'Fox' measures 51 metres in length and can accommodate up to 70 passengers in single seat. Crew accommodation, meanwhile, has been arranged across five comfortable cabins.

Built under survey to Italian classification society RINA, the vessel features special notations for assistance to offshore installations, as well as light ship, tug duties, oil recovery, fire-fighting, and special navigation.

The vessel's 212m2 clear deck area can load 2.5 tonnes per square-metre for a total capacity of well over 500 tonnes.

With a fuel capacity of 140m3 and a freshwater capacity of 170m3, main propulsion for the vessel comprises four 1,342kW engines driving fixed-pitch propellers via Reintjes gearboxes. This package bestows the vessel with a cruising speed of 24 knots and a bollard pull of 20 tonnes.

The 'Wolf'

The smaller vessel, 'Wolf', measures 38 metres in length, can seat 60 passengers and features the same number of crewmembers and on board accommodation facilities.

Propulsion for the 'Wolf' comprises three 1,342kW main engines of the same manufacturer and engine model, driving twin fixed-pitch propellers via Reintjes gearboxes to an operating speed of 26 knots and a bollard pull of 20 tonnes.

Beneath the main deck, the 'Wolf' features a fuel capacity of 53m3 and 60m3 of freshwater. The main deck's clear deck area measures 100m2, with a loading of one tonne per square-metre.

Like her big sister, the 'Wolf' was constructed under survey to RINA classification, with the same offshore, light ship, and oil recovery notations.

Unlike her sister, however, the 'Wolf' also features DP-1 dynamic positioning.

Stefano Fermi

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