Are IMO regulations tough enough to keep national governments from imposing stricter measures?

Only partly
No--expect a slew of regional regs!

Marine Log

July 6, 2007

Marine Subsea back at Ulstein

Marine Subsea Inc. has signed a contract with Ulstein Verft for an Ulstein SX121 offshore construction vessel.

The vessel will be yard number 287 at Ulstein Verft and is a sister to yard number 283 ordered earlier by Marine Subsea for delivery in July 2009.

The value of the contract is about NOK 900 million.

The ship will be delivered in 2010 and is the fourth SX121 for Ulstein Design.

The vessel will be yard number 287 at Ulstein Verft.

The ship will have the characteristic Ulstein X-Bow. Ulstein Design has now sold its fortieth design and almost half have the now familiar inverted bow.

"The vessel with the new hull type can operate in all weather conditions. The hull shape makes for smoother sailing, giving the crew a more comfortable and safer work platform. The bow improves the operations the vessel will perform," says Nygaard. "The hull design also gives the ship more volume in the forepart and thus more space for accommodations than a conventional hull."

The vessel will be 25 m wide and 120 m long. It will accommodate 100 persons. It will be fitted with a tower for module handling, a moonpool, ROV hangar, offshore crane, helideck and a diesel-electric propulsion system.