Master Boat Builders Inc. delivered the Seacor Resolute, the second of six 201'×48'×18' OSVs, to Seacor Marine LLC, Houma, La., in December. (The first boat of the contract, Seacor Strong, was delivered in August 2013.)
The yard designed the vessel and worked with Seacor on some other design details.
“We worked with Seacor on the profile,” said Andre Dubroc, Master Boat’s general manager. “That was the look they wanted — that bow. It kind of favors some of the European boats, the way they look. We try to please the customer and give them what they ask for.”
Dubroc said that the 2,011-DWT DP-2 Seacor Resolute has a lot of capacity for its size. Tankage includes 5,024 bbls. of liquid mud; 6,000 cu. ft. bulk mud; and 139,758 gals. fuel. “We packed a lot into this capacity package,” he said. “You normally see those capacities on larger boats. You don’t need a $50 million OSV when these boats can do the job.”
The OSVs also have 144'×38', 600-LT capacity cargo decks.
Main propulsion comes from twin Caterpillar 3512C Tier 3 diesel engines, each producing 1,911 hp at 1,600 rpm. The Cats are connected to 82"×70", 5-bladed bronze propellers through Twin Disc MGX-5600 red slip clutch marine gears with 5.04:1 reduction ratios. The propulsion package produced a running speed of 12 knots (11 knots with a full load) during sea trials.
The new OSV boasts four Schottel thrusters — two STT 1FP, 600-hp electric, frequency-drive bowthrusters and two STT 170FP, 300-hp electric, frequency-drive stern thrusters.
The vessel has a Jastram split rudder steering system supplied by Gulf Coast Air & Hydraulics, Twin Disc EC-300DP controls, and a Kongsberg K-Pos DPS-2 system.
Two parallel-operating Caterpillar C32 gensets, rated at 910 kW each, provide the Seacor Resolute’s service power.
The new OSV also carries a FiFi1 firefighting system driven by twin dedicated Cat C32 diesels rated at 1,000 hp each. “This is a full FiFi1 system that encases the boat in water,” said Dubroc.
Accommodations include berths for 13 crew and 24 guests.
The electronics package was provided by New World Electronics.
The Seacor Resolute is USCG certified, Subchapter L; ABS Maltese Cross A-1 classed; AMS; DPS-2 offshore support vessel, Loadline under 1,600 tons; ITC; SOLAS; IMO; ABS Maltese Cross Fire Fighting vessel Class 1.