Cool Viking Avant design

From – This new innovative platform supply vessel is designed to carry out regular supply and cargo transport functions for the oil industry. In a significant departure from many designs, the bridge and accommodation lie at the aft of the vessel, in a similar manner to an oil tanker. According to the designers Vik Sandvik, this is intended to reduce movement and noise, and provide a safer bridge layout (no aft bridge console). It has better hull lines, better DP plot, a simplified cargo area, a safer loading and discharging platform, and a lower building cost. The Viking Avant has an overall length of 92.7m and a length between perpendiculars of 84.8m. Its breadth is 20.4m and the depth to the first deck is 9m. It has a 7.5m summer draught. The vessel has a 3,600t gross tonnage and a deadweight of 1,500t at 4.50m depth. Its deadweight at 6m is 3,800t and 6,200t at 7.5m. The deck has a cargo area of 1,170m² and a cargo capacity of 3,900t.
Now that’s different… and not just in the Canadian Tire way.

Transport Canada and Australian Marine Safety certified Marine Engineer, over 25 years experience sailing professionally on commercial ships all over the world. Creator and editor of Father of three, based in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

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