Brazilian yard completes fast supply vessel

FEBRUARY 20, 2015 — Brazil's ETP Engenharia Ltda. shipyard has completed the launch  and trials of Baru Mucura, the second in a series of twelve 48 m x 95 m Incat Crowther designed UT4000 monohull fast supply vessels for Baru Offshore Navegacao Ltda.

Ship's fuel capacity is in excess of 40,000 liters, with a cargo fuel load of 90,000 liters and a further 90,000 liters of cargo fresh water capacity.

The vessel's expansive aft deck provides 225 square meters of usable area, planked with hardwood and protected by cargo rails. An additional 30 sq.m of cargo area is provided inside the main deck cabin, allowing for food and other supplies to be carried protected from the weather. 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 four Cummins QSK 50 main engines, each rated at 1,800hp @ 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.

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