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Kvichak delivers utility vessels to Superior Energy

Written by Nick Blenkey

Kvichak utesAUGUST 21, 2012 — Kvichak Marine Industries, Seattle, Wash., recently delivered two 38 ft anchor handling utility vessels to Houston headquartered Superior Energy Services.

The all-aluminum vessels are hard-chined monohulls designed by Kvichak in conjunction with Superior. They are fitted with a forward skeg along with forward and aft push knees, heated decks and windows, then rounded out with subsea navigation equipment plus a subsea winch.

Bear Cub I and Bear Cub II are powered by twin Cummins QSB engines rated for 305 bhp each with ZF 305-2 transmissions and propelled by 4 bladed stainless steel props enclosed in nozzles.

Kvichak also delivered two bridge modules that are part the new training simulators at Superior Energy’s training facility in Anchorage, Alaska. The modules are reproductions of the actual bridge in the anchor handlers. The modules are located in a room with a surround screen of video monitors that display the simulated surroundings of the environments that the vessels will be working in. This allows the company to train employees to operate the vessels in all conditions. Kongsberg Maritime provided the primary simulation package for the entire simulation system.

Additional vessel features include:

Additional vessel features include:
Overall length: 40 ft 6 in
Beam, overall: 16 ft 1in
Draft (RFS): 5 ft 3 in
Fuel capacity: 1,250 gallons
Top speed: 9.5 knots
Water capacity: 190 gallons
Furuno electronics
Northern Lights 25 kW genset
D-rubber fendering
Forward and aft push knees
Towing H-bit
Horizontal winch with 12,000 lb pull and horizontal capstan
Stern roller30 hp
hydraulic bow thruster
1500 gal/min fire pump w/ monitor
Accommodations for 2 crew

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