Australia-based Incat Crowther has delivered the second vessel in the series of SEACOR Marine’s Express Plus class of Fast Support Vessels (FSVs), Najla McCall.
Launched last year, the vessel is the sister ship to the first in the fleet of new class monohull FSVs for SEACOR, Alya McCall and was built by Gulf Craft in Franklin, Louisiana.
The Najla McCall is propelled by a quintet of Cummins QSK 60, EPA Tier 3 compliant diesel engines, each producing 2,680 brake horsepower (bhp), and can achieve a speed of more than 38k.
The engine is supplemented by Twin Disc MGX 61500 SC reverse reduction gearboxes, driving Hamilton HT-810 water jets through a shafting system by the Driveline Service of Portland.
The vessel’s station-keeping capability is supported by a combination of three Thrustmaster 30TT200 electric-mechanical tunnel thrusters, coupled with the azimuth-like waterjets, all of which are controlled by a Kongsberg K-Pos DP-2 dynamic positioning system.
Najla McCall is electrically powered by three Cummins QSM11 gensets, each generating 290 electrical kilowatts (ekW).
The ship is equipped with a Fifi-1 equivalent firefighting capacity, with dual FFS firefighting pumps and remote controlled monitors to combat off-ship fires.
A Naiad Dynamics ride control system is also fitted to improve passenger and crew comfort while at the sea.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the American Bureau of Shipping have certified the vessel as a high-speed craft with DP-2 and fire-fighting capability notations.
The delivery of Najla McCall has coincided with the delivery of the 30m Catamaran Workboat Nordic Barakuda, built at the Marine Diesel Services.
Image: An image of Incat Crowther’s FSV Najla McCall. Photo: courtesy of INCAT CROWTHER PTY LTD.