Incat Crowther last week announced the launch and successful trials of Baru Mucura, the second in a series of twelve (12) UT4000 monohull fast supply vessels built by ETP Engenharia Ltda. in Brazil. Its earlier successor, Baru Gorgona, was the first delivery in the series.
The vessel’s design has been optimized to comply with the UT4000 Fast Supply Vessel specification. Ships fuel is in excess of 40,000 litres, with a cargo fuel load of 90,000 litres. There is also capacity for 90,000 litres of cargo fresh water.
The vessel is dominated by an expansive aft deck of 225 sq. m of usable area, planked with hardwood and protected by sturdy cargo rails.
An additional 30 sq. m of cargo area is provided inside the main deck cabin, allowing for the carriage of items out of the elements, such as food and other supplies. Also housed in the main deck cabin are wet room and laundry facilities.
The upper deck wheelhouse includes an aft facing control station allowing for safe and efficient maneuvering.
Below decks are six cabins accommodating 11 crew, as well as a mess, galley and bathrooms.
Baru Mucura is powered by a quartet of Cummins QSK 50 main engines, each rated at 1800hp @ 1800 rpm. Propulsion is by way of fixed-pitched propellers, whilst two 150 hp electric tunnel bow thrusters will enhance maneuverability. The vessel has a service speed in excess of 21 knots.