- Towing & Anchor handling operations in Offshore.
- Carriage of men and materials (fuel oil, bulk cement & byrite, deck cargo, refer cargo, pot water, drill water, etc.) between base and offshore installations as well as between Offshore installations.
- Carry out standby and rescue operations in offshore, if required.
- Carry out routine surveillance in offshore for safety and security reasons.
- Standby at SBM Tankers in Offshore.
- Carry out Fire Fighting duties by FIFI vessels.
A shuttle tanker is a ship designed for oil transport from an off-shore oil field. It is equipped with off-loading equipment compatible with the oil field in question. Generally these ships have a length between 230m and 270m and have a high block coefficient.
Services & Activities
We are aware MARIN involved in the development of the hull design, the power optimisation and the cavitation, noise erosion observation.
The seakeeping performance in all weathers and all sea states can be tested in our unique sea keeping and manoeuvring basin. Here we also verifies the stringent demand on the low speed manoeuvrability.
The Offshore Department investigates the operation ability of the Shuttle Tanker during loading/off-loading offshore.
The Nautical Centre MSCN offers training of the crew by simulating approach manoeuvres on a full size bridge. Also tug assistance can be simulated.
The Trials & Monitoring Department is involved in full-scale measurements of ship performances, cavitation observation,pulse and loads measurements.
Facilities & Tools
Shuttle Tankers are tested in the following facilities:
- Deep water towing tank
- Depressurised Wave Basin
- Seakeeping and manoeuvring basin
MPVs are often the result of unique designs and complex technical solutions. For engineers and shipyards, the vessel’s unique multi-purpose demands pose a serious challenge – the design often does not allow for solutions based on past experience. SAFESEA, through its direct associates, has expertise in evaluating the performance of a particular design, to develop tailor-made solutions, and to improve fleet-in-service solutions – making us your MPV partner of choice.
Services which could be attended to
- Pre-design support for shipowners to ensure highest technical and safety standards, and precise identification of the vessel’s cargo requirements for shipyards
- Design support for hull strength, deformation of cargo holds and optimized energy efficiency
- MPVs in service, with the Hull Life cycle Programme, Environmental Passport and our award-winning ECO-Assistant for optimum trim
- Construction support, providing expert advice during the construction and outfitting processes, including crane positioning and installation, stabilization pontoons and test procedures
- Compliance with the carriage of Dangerous Goods Code
Other Specialized Vessels
Other Specialized Vessels are those vessels that have onboard machinery and equipments to perform various tasks related to marine industry.
Other Specialized vessels include
- Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels
- Drilling Vessels
- Well Intervention Vessels
- Ice Breaking Vessels
- Cable Laying Vessels
- Well Testing Services Vessels
- Field Support Vessels
- Seismic Vessels
- Fire Fighting Vessels
COASTAL & INLAND
Tugs & Atb
What is an ATB?
Articulated Tug Barges (ATBs) consist of a tank vessel (barge) and a large, powerful tug that is positioned in a notch in the stern of the barge, which enables the tug to propel and maneuver the barge. Unlike an ITB (Integrated Tug/Barge), where the tug and barge are locked together in a rigid connection and become for practical purposes one unit, the ATB has an articulated or "hinged" connection system between the tug and barge. This allows movement in one axis, or plane, in the critical area of fore and aft pitch.
Advantages of ATBs
- Improved reliability and safety over towed barges
- Improved operating efficiency as compared to towed barges and tankers
- Reduced customer operating costs due to an ATB's overall lower capital cost (when compared to new tankers)
- ATBs can be delivered to customers in a fraction of the time that it takes to build and deliver new conventional tankers