Brazilian yard delivers P3 crew boat

BS Maresias BS Maresias

NOVEMBER 14, 2014 — Brazilian shipbuilder Arpoador Engenharia Ltda has delivered BS Maresias, the first of three 45 m Incat Crowther design monohull crew boats meeting the specifications of the Petrobras P3-type crew boat for service in the Brazilian offshore oil fields.

The vessel has a large aft main cargo deck optimized for cargo and crew transfers. It offers 78 sq. m of cargo space  and has a cargo capacity of 150 tons.

The main cabin features seating for 60 passengers, two toilets, a beverage counter and large luggage racks.

Below deck accommodations include galley, mess area, laundry space, four two-person staterooms with two shared heads, plus a single-person stateroom with private head.

Below deck tankage includes fuel oil and fresh water for both the ship's use and cargo. Ship's fuel exceeds 30,000 liters, whilst cargo fuel capacity exceeds 100,000 liters. There are also large grey and black water tanks, as well as large lube oil and waste oil tanks.

BS Maresias is powered by four Caterpillar C32 ACERT main engines. These turn a pair of Twin Disc MGX 6620 SC gearboxes, with main propulsion from Doen DJ 290 waterjets.

Station will be maintained by a Rodriquez 200 hp tunnel bow thruster. Electric power will be provided by a pair of Cummins 60 kW generators.

BS Maresias performed well in sea trials, exceeding 32 knots, whilst achieving high levels of comfort and noise suppression in the main passenger cabin.

Length Overall:     45.4 m
Length Waterline:     42.0 m
Beam:     8.25 m
Depth:     3.75 m
Passengers:     60
Crew:     9
Fuel:     34,400 liters
Fuel (cargo):     104,200 liters
Fresh Water:     6,000 liters
Fresh Water (cargo):     34,000 liters
Gray Water:     4,000 liters
Sullage:     2,000 liters
Service Speed:     24 knots
Maximum Speed:     32 knots
Main Engines:     4 x Caterpillar C32 Acert C Rating
Installed Power:     4 x 1450 bhp
Generators:     2 x 60 ekW
Construction Material:     Marine Grade Aluminum
Flag:     Brasil
Class:     RINA