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BUKSER og BERGING 

This company traditionally provides port services, and has been doing so since 1913. We are only 2 years from its 100th anniversary. Recently it has branched out into the some-what less consistent offshore market - hence its presence here.

At the 2014 review there have been no changes to the offshore fleet, although there have been some tug orders.

At the 2015 review it appears that as far as the offshore segment of the fleet is concerned things have not changed.

Reviewed 27th October 2015 

SHIP TYPE

NOW

ORDERED

 

AHTS Under 10000 bhp 3 -
AHTS 10000bhp to 20000bhp 2 -
AHTS 20000 bhp and over - -
Seismic ships - -
Heavy lift ships - -
Pipelayers - -
IMR ships - -
PSVs deck less than 1000 m2 - -
PSVs deck 1000 m2 + - -
SBSs/ERRVs - -

 

ANCHOR-HANDLERS

  TYPE: VS 473 AHTS NAME: BB Troll   PHOTO: Vic Gibson, Jan Plug

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 73.9 m Engines 2 x Wartsila 12V32 Workdrum pull 300 tonnes
Breadth 16.0 m BHP 15000 Capacity 1 1390m x 76mm
DWT 2881 t kW 11030 Capacity 2 1390m x 76mm
Deck area 550 m2

For'd Thruster

2 x 816 bhp Towdrum pull 300 tonnes
Fuel 779 m3 Az Thruster   Capacity 1 1560 x 76mm
Pot water 616 m3 Aft Thrusters 1 x 816 bhp Capacity 2  
Mud 427 m3 Bollard pull 158 t Sharks Jaw 2 x Karmfork
Brine 534 m3 DP   Cranes  
Dry bulk 135 m3 Joystick Kongsberg SJ01 Tank cleaning  
Year built/due 2000     Shipyard Fergusons
Previous names Stirling Iona, Havila Force, Viking Troll
Comments

Extract from article in Offshore Support Journal when the ship was Stirling Iona. May 2000.

The Stirling Iona is a sensible ship in a world populated by exotica, and it is possibly a move back towards those basic requirements which motivated the British ship-owners in the 1970s. They wanted to provide ships which would carry out all the tasks which might be required of them by the fledgling North Sea oil industry. And since most of the objects out there were floating, anchor handling and towing was the first requirement followed by an ever increasing supply capability.

The progress of the floating objects out into the deeps has encouraged numerous ship-owners to built larger and more powerful vessels with the capacity to store thousands of meters of large diameter wire on their work drums; or in some cases sufficient rope to tie said objects to the seabed with a variety of unusual anchors. However there is still a need for medium sized ships capable of moving semi-submersibles from one point to another in water depths of less than 700 meters and capable of towing and supplying both semi-submersibles and jack-ups in areas less well served with marine support than the Shetland Basin. Presumably this the market that the Stirling Iona is intended to serve, and even though the winch appears to take up little space on the deck, the work drums are sized for 1390 meters of 76mm wire.

In a style which reflects the earliest anchor-handlers the winch is completely exposed, allowing those at the controls of the ship and the winch to see exactly what is happening down there.

Although the VS473 first appeared in about 1983 this ship is only a little like the original. The design benefits from the developments in engines, and the prime movers are shoe-horned in under the accommodation with long shafts to the gearboxes and the screws. In what seems to be accepted as the British approach, mud and brine tanks are ranged down either side of the underdeck space aft of the engine room - designed to avoid internal framing, and the dry bulk tanks are set down the centre. Fuel and water are mainly contained with the double hull and the forward and aft tanks.

The two Wartsila 12V32 engines develop 15,000 bhp between them giving the ship a maximum bollard pull of 172 tonnes and a maximum speed free running of 16 knots.

The wheelhouse is particularly impressive, and it is obvious that some-one within either Stirling or Fergusons or both have taken the trouble to think out the layout of the controls so as to provide the ship driver and the winch driver with the means of carrying out their function without having to have arm extensions fitted. The design of the forward controls is particularly interesting, grouping the dials and levers on two consoles to allow the driver to step forward to see what is happening outside.

Sold by Eidesvik in 2010.

 

  TYPE: UT 708 NAME: BETA   PHOTO: Jan Plug
   

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 67.87 m Engines 4 x Wichmann Workdrum pull 250 t
Breadth 14.52 m BHP 10560 Capacity 1 1200m x 64mm
DWT 1217 mt kW 7764 Capacity 2 -
Deck area 385 m2 For'd Thruster 2 x 800 bhp Towdrum pull 250 t
Fuel 1176 m3 Az Thruster - Capacity 1 1200m x 64mm
Pot water 262 m3 Aft Thrusters 1 x 800 bhp Capacity 2 -
Mud - Bollard pull 118 t Sharks Jaw Karmforks
Brine - DP - Cranes 1 x 3.2 t
Dry bulk 254 m3 Joystick Ulstein Tank cleaning -
Year built 1982 Shipyard H.Surken Berths 25
Previous names -
Comments -

 

  TYPE: NAME: BB Worker   PHOTO: Jan Plug

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 37.0 m Engines 2 x Wartsila Workdrum pull -
Breadth 14.0 m BHP 6120 Capacity 1 -
DWT - kW 4500 Capacity 2 -
Deck area - For'd Thruster 1 x 333 kW Towdrum pull 140 t
Fuel - Az Thruster - Capacity 1 1000m x 57mm
Pot water - Aft Thrusters - Capacity 2 -
Mud - Bollard pull - Sharks Jaw -
Brine - DP - Cranes -
Dry bulk - Joystick - Tank cleaning -
Year built 2007 Shipyard Moen Slip Berths -
Previous names -
Comments -

 

  TYPE: NAME: BB Server   PHOTO: -
     

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 37.0 m Engines 2 x ABC 8 DZC Workdrum pull 130 t
Breadth 14.0 m BHP 5712 Capacity 1 1000m x 52mm
DWT - kW 4200 Capacity 2 -
Deck area - For'd Thruster 1 x 350 kW Towdrum pull 70 t
Fuel 340 m3 Az Thruster - Capacity 1 1000m x 52mm
Pot water - Aft Thrusters - Capacity 2 -
Mud - Bollard pull - Sharks Jaw -
Brine - DP - Cranes -
Dry bulk - Joystick - Tank cleaning -
Year built 2008 Shipyard Moen Slip Berths -
Previous names -
Comments -

 

  TYPE: NAME: BB Ocean   PHOTO: -
     

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 34.5 m Engines 2 x MAK 8M25 Workdrum pull -
Breadth 11.6 m BHP 7180 Capacity 1 900m x 52mm
DWT - kW 5280 Capacity 2 -
Deck area - For'd Thruster - Towdrum pull -
Fuel 214 m3 Az Thruster 2 x Voith Schneider Capacity 1 900m x 52mm
Pot water 45 m3 Aft Thrusters - Capacity 2 -
Mud - Bollard pull 75 t Sharks Jaw -
Brine - DP - Cranes -
Dry bulk - Joystick - Tank cleaning -
Year built 2006 Shipyard A Armon SA Berths 14
Previous names Wolf
Comments -

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