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Standby rescue vessel STRIL POSEIDON


The rapid response rescue vessel STRIL POSEIDON was built by Aker Langsten for Simon Møkster Shipping in Stavanger. It is designed to remain on-station the year-round except for annual drydocking for maintenance. The cargo of food and water is loaded when the vessel reaches the off shore platforms. It can be refuelled at sea. The vessel can store up to 1000m3 of marine diesel oil as well as 250m3 of fresh water and 1100m3 of ballast water.

The vessel has accommodation for 25 persons as well as a sick bay and a helideck rated for a Super Puma (S92 optional) which makes it possible to ensure rapid medical assistance as well as to evacuate people from the vessel if necessary.

A key feature of the STRIL POSEIDON is an internal slipway built into the stern of the vessel, designed for the deployment of a Fast Rescue Daughter Craft. This is the fi rst time such a system has been used on a field support/standby vessel.

The vessel has three main rescue boats: an NP-741 Springer, an MP-1111 FRDC WJ and an MP- 710 TUG for oilboom towing. The man overboard boat is located in its own hangar located portside, midships.

The vessel is equipped with a Transres 150 system, oilbooms and skimmers for instant action on an oil spill. It also carries 50m3 of dispersant. The availability of such equipment off shore rapidly decreases the time necessary to respond to an oil spill incident.

The vessel can carry out emergency towing. The deck machinery includes a 120/250t towing winch, an 8.5m drum, a 22t tugger winch and a 10t capstan as well as a boat recovery winch, There is a 300t shark jaw and a 300t towing pin. The deck crane is rated for 5t at 10m.

The STRIL POSEIDON has an overall length of 91.4m, a length of 78.25m between perpendiculars and a draft of 6.5m. Its beam is 18.2m. The depth to the fi rst deck is 7.5m and 4.5m to the second deck. It registers a deadweight of 2500t.