Oceanica takes delivery of DSV newbuild

Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter

22 February 2017


Oceanicasub V, the second of a pair of 43m Monohull Subsea Dive Support Vessels (SDSV), has been delivered for owner and operator Oceanica of Rio de Janeiro for charter by Petrobras.

Oceanicasub V was constructed by Arpoador Shipyard in Guaruja’, Brazil. The design is the culmination of a close collaboration by the designer Incat Crowther, builder and operator.

The RINA-classed vessel is equipped for a crew complement of 36 and features an array of dive support equipment including deck crane, ROV A-frame, dive bell A-frame, hyperbaric chamber, HIPAP, rescue/workboat with associated davit and all necessary dive operations related spaces and equipment.

Crew accommodation and operational spaces are finished to a high standard and the layout of machinery and open deck spaces are well thought out to provide safe operations, according to the designer.

Four Cummins (CMI) QSK-19, 660 bhp main engines, coupled to Hamilton HM 521 waterjets through ZF 2000 gearboxes, provide propulsion power to the vessel. The waterjet propulsion has been selected to reduce diver risk.