Home' Ausmarine : February 2010 Contents 'Samson Supplier'
and 'Samson Supporter'
Type of vessel:
In survey to:
Deck cargo capacity:
OSV Utility / crew boat
ABS +A1 HSC,
Crew Boat +AMS
Southerly Designs /
Strategic Marine, Singapore
2 x Cummins KTA 38M2,
each 1,006kW at 1,950rpm;
1 x Cummins KTA 50M2,
1,342kW at 1,900rpm
2 x Twin Disc MG6690SC,
1 x Twin Disc MG6848SC,
3 x 5-bladed skew
Mikado propellers, supplied
by M & J Engineering
2 x 10.16cm-diameter, 1 x
by M & J Engineering
1 x Petters, 74.5kW with
Steyer 144 V diesel engine
28 knots (lightship)
25 knots at 50DWT
1 x Kelvin Hughes MANTA
2200; SILVA magnetic
Life rings, lifejackets,
scramble nets, line-
throwing apparatus, fire
extinguishers, fire outfit
2 x CSM 50-person,
2 x CSM 20-person
Two Western Australian companies have
cooperated to set new design and
construction standards for multi-million
dollar high speed utility and crew vessels
built specifically for the Australian
Fremantle maritime support solutions
company Samson Maritime ordered two
40-metre fast utility vessels from
Henderson-based Strategic Marine last July,
with the first of the vessels launched in early
May 2009 at Strategic's Singapore yard, and
the second vessel launched in August.
The vessels, named the 'Samson
Supporter' and 'Samson Supplier', each
have a top speed in excess of 25 knots,
business class seating for 50 passengers
with the ability to increase passenger
numbers to 100 by the utilisation of a
modular interior, accommodation for
twelve crew members, 120m2 of deck space,
and a central deck house.
Some of the unique features of the
Samson vessels are their use of dynamic
positioning to allow the vessel to remain on
station for extended periods and conduct
accurate ROV work, and a 1m2 moon pool to
allow hydrographic survey equipment to be
deployed in a secure housing.
The vessels also have an A-frame crane
installed aft on the cargo deck and FiFi
1 for fire fighting, including a vessel
Samson Maritime Director Jeremy
Williams said these features were not
required by industry standard crew boats,
meaning the two vessels were unique.
"This brand new design combines the
best of established maritime design
principles with leading edge technology,"
Mr Williams said.
"Importantly, these new vessels are built
to the stringent requirements needed to
operate them on the Australian coast.
"These boats have the flexibility to
allow them to perform a wide range of
both inshore and offshore maritime
support tasks, including high speed supply
runs, crew transfer, safety support and
intervention and inshore and offshore
survey tasks," said Mr Williams.
The vessels each have an overall length
of 40.37 metres, a moulded beam of 7.5
metres and a lightship draught of 2.3
metres. Each vessel is powered by twin
Cummins KTA 38M2, each rated at
1,006kW at 1,950rpm along with a single
Cummins KTA 50M2 engine, rated at
1,342kW at 1,900rpm. Power is transferred
via Twin Disc reduction gears to drive three
five-bladed skew Mikado propellers,
supplied by Australian company M & J
Engineering. Auxiliary power is supplied by
Cummins 6BT generators.
Strategic's Singapore yard is also
currently working to complete two other
40-metre utility vessels ordered by
Malaysian offshore servicing company
Dinastia Jati last September.
For further information contact:
Strategic Marine, Western Australia.
PH: (08) 9437 4840, FX: (08) 9437 4838,
February 2010 AUSMARINE
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