Vroon Offshore Services christened platform supply vessel (PSV) VOS Patriot at a ceremony in Rotterdam in June this year.
Delivered to the Dutch offshore services firm last month, the new vessel is the last of six Ulstein-designed PX-121-type OSVs built for Vroon at COSCO Guangdong shipyard in China.
As well as designing the vessels, Ulstein also provided power and control equipment and on-site follow-up services for all the PX-121 deliveries.
All six vessels are designed with Ulstein’s X-BOW hullform, which allows for smoother vessel movement through water, resulting in enhanced fuel efficiency and crew comfort.
The PSV is 83.4 m long by 18 m in breadth and has 4,200 dwt. Its propulsion system comprises four diesel engines – two of 1,630 kW each and two of 990 kW each – along with two 1,600 kW azimuth thrusters and two 880 kW bow thrusters. It has a maximum speed of 13.5 knots and a dynamic positioning class of DP2.
Accommodation is provided for 26 people, with 14 beds for crew in single cabins and 12 beds for charterers in double cabins. There is one hospital bed, a gym, a recreation room and an office.
Seaway Heavy Lifting has chartered VOS Patriot for at least 70 days at the Trianel Windpark Borkum II on the German continental shelf, to provide noise-mitigation assistance.
VOS Patriot’s five sister vessels, VOS Patience, VOS Pace, VOS Paradise, VOS Partner and VOS Passion, are managed by Vroon and are all active in northwest Europe and the Mediterranean.