Seacor's crewboat Panther enters service

Seacor Panther, the second of the new CrewZer-class crewboats, has completed sea trials in Burela, Spain and entered service with owner Seacor.

Built at Astilleros Armon in northern Spain, the vessel represents a showcase for Cummins' newest marine engine. The four installed QSK95 marine engines are each rated at 2,983kW at 1,700rpm.

Each 95-litre engine is matched to a MGX-62500SC-H marine transmissions supplied by Twin Disc and quad HT-810 water jets from Hamilton Jet, to achieve a maximum speed of 40 knots. The two forward engines will run Jason FiFi 1 class pumps off the front of the engine.

The enhanced seating that is fitted in the passenger salon allows up to 138 passengers to rest in first class comfort. The vessel is fitted with a hospital, so the vessel can also fulfil the role of medical evacuation platform if the need should arise.

The twin hulls allow for a huge 286.5m2 clear cargo deck capable of handling 200 tonnes of freight. Tankage is provided in the hulls for 96.3m3 of fuel oil and 26m3 of potable water. Crew accommodation includes 16 berths in eight cabins as well as a galley and mess area with seating for 15 people.

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