India’s Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) yesterday delivered a high end Platform Support Vessel, “Sea Titus”, to M/s. PSV Holding Inc., Liberia. This is the second of a series of four similar vessels being built for the same client.
These vessels are of PSV 05L CD type, designed by Vard Group AS, Norway, and are classed under the Rules and Regulations of Det Norske Veritas (DNV). The vessels are being used as supporting platforms to offshore rigs and oil platforms.
This is the second ship built by CSL to be filled with Ballast Water Treatment Plant to prevent and ultimately eliminate risks to the environment arising from the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens. The vessel with accommodation for 28 persons also meets the requirements of COMF class signifying high comfort levels and very low levels of noise and vibration. The vessel also has fire fighting capability to meet FIRE FIGHTER-1 Notation. The Vessel with notation OILREC can also act as an oil recovery vessel in event of an oil spill, LFL* notation assigned means the vessel can carry Low Flash Liquids like methanol on specially inserted stainless steel tanks. These features make ‘Sea Titus’ a high technology state of the art Platform Supply Vessel.
Press Release, January 15, 2014; Image source: VARD