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Futuristic MPSV delivered to Nigeria

 Arena Offshore
has delivered the 34-metre multi-purpose utility vessel ‘Batoil Beagle 1’ to
Nigerian marine services provider Batoil Services.
by Alfa Marine Design, a naval architect in which Arena Offshore owns a 35 per
cent stake, the ‘Batoil Beagle 1’ measures 34 metres in length overall, with a
breadth of 9.8 metres and a molded depth of 3.85 metres.

Featuring a
futuristic vessel profile dominated by sharp angles and an eye-catching red
colour scheme for the hull, general features of the ‘Batoil Beagle 1’ include
both forward and aft bridge control (with maneuvering stations) in the
wheelhouse, 10m3 cold store capacity, a wood-lined deck, CCTV, a
remote-controlled searchlight system and weatherproof electrical supply to the
deck. According to the Arena Offshore, the deck’s electrical supply is also
capable of powering TEU containers that require refrigeration.

For the vessel’s
power train, a pair of 970kW engines turns fixed-pitch propellers to a design
speed of 13 knots, a cruising speed of 11 knots and a range of 3,700 nautical

With the
‘Batoil Beagle 1’ capable of fire fighting operations, the main engines also
power a pair of remote-operated 1,400m3/h fire fighting monitors.

‘Batoil Beagle 1’ can perform a wide range of offshore supply and
construction tasks befitting her operator’s wide portfolio of specialised
marine engineering and support services.
125m2 of free deck space provides a deck load capacity of 100
tonnes, whilst installed container lashings can secure up to four TEU
containers for cargo transfer.
20-tonne detachable A-frame, meanwhile, facilitates construction work, and
the vessel features accommodation facilities for up to 20 crew and personnel.
Source: BAIRD Maritime
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