Six fast supply vessels delivered for Petrobras charter

The final six fast supply vessels (FSVs), designed by the Australian ship designer Incat Crowther, have recently been delivered to Baru Offshore, for charter with Petrobras. 

Incat said on Wednesday the vessels were the last of a dozen 48 meter-long DNV Classed DP-1 monohulls named the Baru Serrana, Baru Tesoro, Baru Sinu, Baru Sirius, Baru Taurus, and Baru Vega.

The vessels were delivered over the last several months by shipbuilder ETP Engenharia to Baru Offshore, a subsidiary of Intertug, for charter with Petrobras.

The initial contract for the design of these vessels was awarded to Incat Crowther back in 2012 while the first delivered vessel in the series, the Baru Gorgona, was launched in 2014.

The vessel design has been optimized to comply with the Petrobras UT4000 FSV specification. Liquid capacities include 42,000 liters of ship’s fuel, 90,000 liters of cargo fuel, 10,000 liters of ship’s water, and 88,000 liters of fresh water.

The vessels are equipped with an expansive aft cargo deck of 225 square meters of usable area rated for three tonnes per square meter and a total capacity of 250 tonnes of deck cargo.

An additional 30 square meters of cargo area is provided inside the main deck cabin, allowing for carriage of items out of the elements, such as food, medical supplies, small tools and similar type cargoes. This space can be reconfigured for the accommodation of 60 offshore personnel.

The vessel also has six cabins to accommodate 11 crew members.

The vessels are powered by a quartet of Cummins main engines, each rated at 1800 BHP with propulsion via fixed-pitched propellers. The vessels have a service speed of 21 knots.