Crew Transfer

We currently operate two vessels, Support 2 and Support 3, to transport technicians and carry out tool running services to offshore wind farms.

They can transport up to 12 passengers, two crew, plus maintenance equipment, and are ideal as fast sea-born couriers.

Support 2 has a moon pool to enable marine surveys to be carried out. They are both efficient, comfortable and fast vessels.

Support 2

Support 2 has been used on the Lincs, Lynn and Inner Dowsing, Greater Gabbard and Wester Most Rough wind farms.

Name: Support 2
Call Sign: 2FBP6
Port of Registry: Grimsby
Flag: UK
IMO/ HIN No: GB-BLY14150J11
Owners: Wind Power Support Ltd / Nigel Stead Fishing Ltd
Official Number: 917934
Code: MCA Cat 2 (12 + 2 crew) up to 60 miles from safe haven
Built: Oct 2011

Specification

Length O.A.: 14 Metres
Draught: 0.95 Metres
Beam Moulded:  5 Metres
Deck Load (Cargo): 3 Tonnes
Service Speed: 25 knots, top speed 27 knots
Engines: 2 X Iveco C9 de-rated to 550hp @ 2530rpm coupled to Twin Disc MGX5114A gearboxes ratio 1.75:1
Electric: 2 kW Sin Wave Inverter
Aux Gen Set: BETA 6 kva auxiliary generator set
Fuel Tanks: 2 X 1350 ltrs and 2 X 600 ltrs for main engines and 2 X 1350 ltrs for turbine gen set refuelling.
Fuel Consumption: 170 litres appox per hour total at full

Electronics and Navigation

Radar: 1 Simrad TX06S 1.6kW Open Array,  1 Simrad BR24 Broadband Radar
Chart Radar & Plotter: NSO Computer with OP40 Controller and GS15 Antenna
AIS and GPS: Simrad MX512 CDU, MX575 GPS Compass and MX535A: Class A AIS
Sounders: 1 BSM-1 Sounder Module with thru hull transducer and 1 Simrad LSS-1 Structure Scan module with thru-hull Structure scan module
Pilot: 1 Simrad AP35 auto pilot with RPU160 pump, RF25 Rudder: angle and IS20 rudder angle indicator
Wind Info: 1 Simrad IS20 Wind System
Radio: 1 LVR880, 2 of AXIS50, 1 SART, 1 EPERB Manual Release:
M.O.B.: 1 SeaMarshall MOB System, SarFinder 1003F
CCTV: 2 IM-DND-60 minature waterproof day/night camera and 2 IM-DND-60R Mini colour infra red LED reverse image camera

Accommodation

The vessel has comfortable seating for 12 passengers plus seating for captain and crew. There is also comfortable bench seating around a work/dining table and the roof of the wheelhouse has been raised to give extra head room for technicians in full PPE gear including hard hats. There is a full galley with fridge, hot and cold water, shower and WC. The accommodation can be reconfigured to clients’ requirements.

Other Features

The vessel has been built with a reinforced stem and a fitted multi-section aluminium turbine docking stage which has been fitted with the latest ROMGUMMI  RG rubber fender system designed to give the maximum energy absorption on docking with the transition piece and grip when transferring technicians.

The vessel has a 720mm X 720mm Moonpool with aluminium locking hatch. She also has port and starboard rescue/boarding gates and a double gate aft to make for easy access for heavier pieces of equipment.

The wheelhouse roof has been reinforced and designed for easy access to allow for bird and sea mammal observations to be carried out.

There is under seat and locker storage for the technicians’ lifejackets, harnesses and PPE.

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Support 3

Support 3 is on a long-term charter working on the Teesside wind farm sailing out of Hartlepool.

Name: Support 3
Call Sign: 2FBP6
Port of Registry: Grimsby
Flag: UK
IMO/ HIN No: GB-BLY14150J11
Owners: Wind Power Support Ltd / Nigel Stead Fishing Ltd
Official Number: 917934
Code: MCA Cat 2 (12 + 2 crew) up to 60 miles from safe haven
Built: Oct 2011

Specification

Length O.A.: 14 Metres
Draught: 0.95 Metres
Beam Moulded:  5 Metres
Deck Load (Cargo): 3 Tonnes
Service Speed: 25 knots, top speed 27 knots
Engines: 2 X Iveco C9 de-rated to 550hp @ 2530rpm coupled to Twin Disc MGX5114A gearboxes ratio 1.75:1
Electric: 2 kW Sin Wave Inverter
Aux Gen Set: BETA 6 kva auxiliary generator set
Fuel Tanks: 2 X 1350 ltrs and 2 X 600 ltrs for main engines and 2 X 1350 ltrs for turbine gen set refuelling.
Fuel Consumption: 170 litres appox per hour total at full

Electronics and Navigation

Radar: 1 Simrad TX06S 1.6kW Open Array,  1 Simrad BR24 Broadband Radar
Chart Radar & Plotter: NSO Computer with OP40 Controller and GS15 Antenna
AIS and GPS: Simrad MX512 CDU, MX575 GPS Compass and MX535A: Class A AIS
Sounders: 1 BSM-1 Sounder Module with thru hull transducer and 1 Simrad LSS-1 Structure Scan module with thru-hull Structure scan module
Pilot: 1 Simrad AP35 auto pilot with RPU160 pump, RF25 Rudder: angle and IS20 rudder angle indicator
Wind Info: 1 Simrad IS20 Wind System
Radio: 1 LVR880, 2 of AXIS50, 1 SART, 1 EPERB Manual Release:
M.O.B.: 1 SeaMarshall MOB System, SarFinder 1003F
CCTV: 2 IM-DND-60 minature waterproof day/night camera and 2 IM-DND-60R Mini colour infra red LED reverse image camera

Accommodation

The vessel has comfortable seating for 12 passengers plus seating for captain and crew. There is also comfortable bench seating around a work/dining table and the roof of the wheelhouse has been raised to give extra head room for technicians in full PPE gear including hard hats. There is a full galley with fridge, hot and cold water, shower and WC. The accommodation can be reconfigured to clients’ requirements.

Other Features

The vessel has been built with a reinforced stem and a fitted multi-section aluminium turbine docking stage which has been fitted with the latest ROMGUMMI  RG rubber fender system designed to give the maximum energy absorption on docking with the transition piece and grip when transferring technicians.

The vessel has a 720mm X 720mm Moonpool with aluminium locking hatch. She also has port and starboard rescue/boarding gates and a double gate aft to make for easy access for heavier pieces of equipment.

The wheelhouse roof has been reinforced and designed for easy access to allow for bird and sea mammal observations to be carried out.

There is under seat and locker storage for the technicians’ lifejackets, harnesses and PPE.

Download the PDF

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