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VARUN SHIPPING

Varun Shipping is an Indian Company owning at the time of writing (6th February 2007) nineteen ships. Sixteen of them are deep sea vessels, Twelve are LNG carriers, one is a product tanker and in addition they own three  crude oil carriers. At the bottom of their list were, until recently, two small Japanese built anchor-handlers. Now they have added the former Boa King to the fleet, and this will soon be followed by the Boa Queen. These are a different class of vessel altogether.

Boa are apparently to retain management of the Boa King or as it is now the "Subhiksha" until further notice.

Varun is an Indian shipowner, operating 10 LPG carriers, 3 crude oil carriers and 7 offshore vessels. The offshore vessels are all anchor-handlers, two of them purchased new in Norway, versions of the UT 712 and the other five are all second hand, three being the VS designs originally built in Dalian for Boa. (May 2012)

At the update in 2013 there had been no changes to the offshore fleet, however some of the details have been enhanced using information for the ship types from different owners.

In the early months of 2015 Varun can be seen to have sold what are probably their best ships. In the offshore feet they are now left with three early Chinese ships and two pretty ancient Japanese ones.

Updated 6th May 2015. 

SHIP TYPE

NOW

ORDERED

 

AHTS Under 10000 bhp 2 -
AHTS 10000bhp to 20000bhp 3 -
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 480 name: SUVARNA PHOTO: Vic Gibson
   
General Propulsion Deck Equip
Length OA 81 m Engines 2 x Caterpillar Workdrum pull 500 tonnes
Breadth 20 m Power 18204 Capacity 1 4600m x 90mm
DWT 4600 tonnes For'd Thruster 1 x 1425 kW Capacity 2  
Deck area 650 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 880 kW Towdrum pull 625 tonnes
Fuel 1627 m3 Aft Thrusters 1 x 880 kW Capacity 1 6587m x 87mm
Pot water 875 m3 Bollard pull 200 t Capacity 2  
Mud 543 m3     Sharks Jaw Karmfork
Base oil 214 m3 DP   Cranes 10t
Brine 1287 m3 Joystick      
Dry bulk 318 m3 Year built 2001 Shipyard Dalian (China)
Tank Cleaning Marex        
Former Names Boa Hercules, Skandi PMS II, Hercules
Comments  

 

  Type: VS468 MK II Name: SUBHIKSHA   Photos: Dave Dodds, Vic Gibson
General Propulsion Deck Equip
Length OA 70 m Engines 2 x Caterpillar Workdrum pull 400 tonnes
Breadth 16 m Power 11300 kW Capacity 1 5176m x 77mm
DWT 2300 tonnes For'd Thruster 1 x 735 kW Capacity 2 1772m x 77mm
Deck area 531 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 880 kW Towdrum pull 400 tonnes
Fuel 900 m3 Aft Thrusters 1 x 735 kW Capacity 1 1772m x 77mm-
Pot water 600 m3 Bollard pull 200 tonnes Capacity 2  
Mud 520 m3     Sharks Jaw 2 x Karmfork
Base oil 70 m3 DP Yes Cranes 1 x 7tonnes
Brine 270 m3 Joystick Yes    
Dry bulk 240 m3 Year built 2001 Shipyard Dalian (China)
Tank Cleaning Marex        
Former Names Boa King
Comments  

 

  Type: VS468 MK II Name: SUDAKSHA   Photos: Bob Nowak
General Propulsion Deck Equip
Length OA 70 m Engines 2 x Caterpillar Workdrum pull 400 tonnes
Breadth 16 m Power 11300 kW Capacity 1 5176m x 77mm
DWT 2300 tonnes For'd Thruster 1 x 735 kW Capacity 2 1772m x 77mm
Deck area 531 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 880 kW Towdrum pull 400 tonnes
Fuel 900 m3 Aft Thrusters 1 x 735 kW Capacity 1 1772m x 77mm-
Pot water 600 m3 Bollard pull 200 tonnes Capacity 2  
Mud 520 m3     Sharks Jaw 2 x Karmfork
Base oil 70 m3 DP Yes Cranes 1 x 7tonnes
Brine 270 m3 Joystick Yes    
Dry bulk 240 m3 Year built 2001 Shipyard Dalian (China)
Tank Cleaning Marex        
Former Names Boa Queen
Comments  

 

  Type: Name: NEEL AKASH   Photographer:
No photos available    

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 58.7m Engines   Workdrum pull  
Breadth 12.2m BHP   Capacity 1  
DWT 1086 kW   Capacity 2  
Deck area   For'd Thruster   Towdrum pull  
Fuel   Az Thruster   Capacity 1  
Pot water   Aft Thrusters   Capacity 2  
Mud   Bollard pull   Sharks Jaw  
Brine   DP   Cranes  
Dry bulk   Joystick   Tank cleaning  
Year built 1983     Shipyard Tonoura Japan 
Previous names  
Comments  

 

  Type: Name: NEEL KAMAL   Photographer:
No photos available    

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 58.7m Engines   Workdrum pull  
Breadth 12.2m BHP   Capacity 1  
DWT 1086 kW   Capacity 2  
Deck area   For'd Thruster   Towdrum pull  
Fuel   Az Thruster   Capacity 1  
Pot water   Aft Thrusters   Capacity 2  
Mud   Bollard pull   Sharks Jaw  
Brine   DP   Cranes  
Dry bulk   Joystick   Tank cleaning  
Year built 1983     Shipyard Tonoura Japan 
Previous names  
Comments  

 

DISPOSALS

 
TYPE: UT 712L NAME: Suchandra PHOTO: -
     
General Propulsion Deck Equipment
Length OA 78.3 m Engines 4 x 3675 bhp Workdrum pull  400 t
Breadth 17.2 m BHP 15900 Capacity 1 4930m x 76mm
DWT 3060 mt kW - Capacity 2 -
Deck area  540 m2 For'd Thruster 1 x 1200 bhp Towdrum pull 400 t
Fuel 1087 m3 Az Thruster 1 x 1200 bhp Capacity 1 4930m x 76mm
Pot water 741 m3 Aft Thrusters 1 x 1200 bhp Capacity 2  
Mud 538 m3 Bollard pull 193 t Sharks Jaw  2 x Karmfork
Base oil 538 m3 DP   Cranes 1 x 3t, 1 x 5t
Brine 414 m3 Joystick   Tank Cleaning  
Dry bulk 225 m3 Year built 2009 Shipyard Kleven
Previous Names  
Comments Possible difference in details due to source from a different UT 712L. Sold in 2012 to BUE Caspian and renamed Caspian Endeavour

 

  TYPE: UT 712L NAME: SUBHADRA   PHOTO: Jan plug, Vic Gibson

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 78.3 m Engines 4 x 3675 bhp Workdrum pull  400 t
Breadth 17.2 m BHP 15900 Capacity 1 4930m x 76mm
DWT 3060 mt kW - Capacity 2 -
Deck area  540 m2 For'd Thruster 1 x 1200 bhp Towdrum pull 400 t
Fuel 1087 m3 Az Thruster 1 x 1200 bhp Capacity 1 4930m x 76mm
Pot water 741 m3 Aft Thrusters 1 x 1200 bhp Capacity 2  
Mud 538 m3 Bollard pull 193 t Sharks Jaw  2 x Karmfork
Base oil 538 m3 DP   Cranes 1 x 3t, 1 x 5t
Brine 414 m3 Joystick   Tank Cleaning  
Dry bulk 225 m3 Year built 2009 Shipyard Kleven
Previous Names  
Comments Possible difference in details due to source from a different UT 712L. This ship sold to someone in 2013 I think

 

 



 

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