Brazilian shipyard ETP Engenharia has launched the first UT4000 monohull fast supply vessel (FSV), Baru Gorgona.
Baru Gorgona, designed by Australia-based Incat Crowther, is the first of a new series of 12 UT4000 FSVs to be built by the shipyard.
Six of the vessels will be owned by Intertug subsidiary Baru Offshore Navegação, while the remaining six will be delivered to Senior Navegação.
All the 12 ships will be 48m by 9.5m with a moulded depth of 4.25m. These are being built to class +1A1 HSLC (bra) R1 Service 2 EO, according to Incat Crowther.
Designed to meet the UT4000 fast supply vessel specification, the vessel has a fuel capacity in excess of 40,000l, with a load of 90,000l each for cargo fuel and cargo fresh water.
The vessel features an expansive aft deck of 225m² of usable area, a main deck cabin with an additional 30m² of cargo area to house food and other supplies, a wet room and laundry facilities.
Baru Gorgona is powered by a quartet of Cummins QSK 50 main engines, each rated at 1,800hp at 1,800rpm and equipped with fixed-pitched propellers for propulsion and two 150hp electric tunnel bow thrusters for enhanced manoeuvrability.
Capable of cruising at a service speed of 21k, the vessel’s upper deck wheelhouse includes an aft facing control station and below decks have six cabins to accommodate 11 crew, as well as a mess, galley and bathrooms.
The remaining 11 vessels in the series are currently at different stages of construction, with deliveries expected to run through 2014 and 2015.
Image: Baru Gorgona is the first of a new series of 12 UT4000 monohull FSVs. Photo: courtesy of INCAT CROWTHER PTY. LTD.