The Mar Fortune is
the second of two supply ships that Amar Shipping has converted to modern
service vessels for the aquaculture industry.
week, during Aqua Nor, Amar Shipping will be at Skansen in Trondheim, showing
their new service vessel. The Mar Fortune was originally a small supply ship built
in 2002 but, after the downturn in the oil industry, was sold to new owners.
Now, Amar Shipping has undertaken a total renovation of the vessel with new
fittings, electronics and equipment.
latest SHM deck equipment has been mounted on deck, making the Mar Fortune a
flexible, state-of-the-art service vessel. The SHM deck equipment includes two
Effer marine cranes, one at 175 t/m and one at 125 t/m. It also includes a
large anchor handling winch featuring 40 tons of traction and tension control
for optimum towing ability. The winch has a 1.7 km capacity when using a 65mm
hawser. The vessel is also equipped with all the equipment necessary for safe
and efficient mooring: a 25-ton plate clamp, 50-ton shark jaw and 25-ton towing
pins, stern roller, 15-ton side-mounted towing pins and 20-ton chain lock
mounted aft. To ensure the best possible performance from the deck equipment
fitted, a 3x65kW HPU and joint control and safety system have been installed.
The vessel is made ready for an A-frame of 40 tons. The anchor handling winch
has been installed in such a way that it may easily be demobilised should one
wish to place other equipment on deck.
electronics have been supplied by Vico and the vessel is equipped with DP.
Below deck, there are two machine rooms of which one is intended for future
control systems for deck equipment such as de-licing equipment, ROV etc. The
second machine room houses a 2x 200kW 440V synchronised generator pack from
Volvo Penta/Stamford. The 150 m2 working deck means the vessel has significant
capacity for transporting equipment for various commissions. Vessel propulsion
is taken care of by 2x Caterpillar 3508B, 1x 272kW bow thruster and a 195kW
stern thruster, making the vessel extremely manoeuvrable in the vicinity of
aquaculture facilities. Auxiliary engines are 2x Caterpillar 3306.
vessel has a total of 11 bunks in 8 cabins, a living area, large galley,
office, washroom, duty mess and more.
Fortune’s sister ship, the Mar Placentia, was previously equipped by Amar
Shipping in the same way. This vessel has been sold to Cooke in Canada, who is
currently concluding the installation of an Optilicer on board. Cooke also has
the Miss Mildred, a further vessel of the same type and design, which was
delivered by Amar Shipping with a Thermolicer on board.
Shipping is a Norwegian shipping company that obtains tonnage for various
purposes and delivers completed vessels ready to undertake tasks for customers
around the world. The company is currently building a 28-metre harvesting
vessel with 200 m3 tank capacity at Fitjar. Delivery of the vessel is expected
at the beginning of 2020.
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