Blue Guardian

New name: NAO Guardian. A medium-sized platform supply vessel with an optimum combination of fuel efficiency and deadweight, and a capacity and performance that approaches those of larger PSVs. It can take on most of the tasks usually handled by slightly larger PSVs, but at a lower operating cost.

Vessel type

Platform supply

Design

PX121

Built by

Ulstein Verft AS

Year

2013

Owned by

Nordic American Offshore

Yard number

298

Designed by

Ulstein Design & Solutions AS

Ordered by

Blue Ship Invest

Operated by

Remøy Shipping AS

IMO Number

9665114

Principal dimensions

Length:
83.4 m
Beam:
18 m
Dead weight:
4128,8 tonnes
Draught (max):
6.69 m
Speed (max):
15.8 kn
Accommodation:
23 POB
Deck area:
850 sqm

Note: Subject to selected variant configuration

Capacities

Fuel oil (MDO):
1474 cbm
Fresh water:
1018 cbm
Ballast water / Drill water:
1671 cbm
Liquid mud (sp. gr.2,8 t/m3):
1307 cbm
Cement (4 tanks):
254 cbm
LFL* (4 tanks):
153 cbm
Base oil:
259 cbm

Classifications

  • DnV 1A1, Offshore Service Vessel Supply, SF, E0, DYNPOS-AUTR, CLEAN DESIGN, COMF-V(3), COMF-C(3), LFL*, NAUT-OSV(A), DK(+), HL(+), ICE-C

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Ship history

The ship investment company Blue Ship Invest, a part of Ulstein Group, ordered ten platform supply vessels of the PX121 design in the period 2010-2014. Eight have been acquired by Nordic American Offshore (NAO).

2013: 'Blue Guardian' was named at Ulstein Verft, lady sponsor Elsa Kleppe. Delivered to BSI on Friday 28 June 2013. The ship started work in the spot market, and two weeks after delivery, the vessel entered into a 4-month contract with Statoil, with 4 monthly options. The contract involved being a support vessel for the jack-up rig Maersk Giant in its work on two subsea wells, owned by Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA and Repsol Exploration respectively, on the Norwegian continental shelf in the North Sea.

These latest vessels in the series have been adapted to requirements for work in the Norwegian sector. That includes more power in order to keep position in foul weather at rig, and NOx reduction for the exhaust emissions. In addition, they carry the light ice class (ICE-C), to be prepared for work further north.

Ulstein’s decision to focus on this ship type resulted from careful market analysis. The vessels have an optimum combination of fuel efficiency and deadweight, and a capacity and performance that approaches those of larger PSVs. They can take on most of the tasks usually handled by slightly larger PSVs, but at a lower operating cost.

The vessel was purchased by NAO on 1 November 2013, and renamed NAO Guardian, IMO 9665114.

Overview all eight BSI vessels now owned by NAO:

Yno 289 NAO FIGHTER - delivered January 19, 2012, original name Blue Fighter.
Yno 294 NAO PROSPER - delivered on September 6, 2012, original name Blue Prosper.
Yno 296 NAO THUNDER - delivered May 13, 2013, original name Blue Thunder.
Yno 297 NAO POWER - Delivered on March 6, 2013, original name Blue Power.
Yno 298 NAO GUARDIAN - delivered June 28, 2013, original name Blue Guardian.
Yno 299 NAO PROTECTOR - delivered September 23, 2013, original name Blue Protector.
Yno 303 NAO STORM - Delivered January 19, 2015, original name Blue Storm.
Yno 304 NAO VIKING - Delivered January 19, 2015, original name Blue Viking.

January 2016: The vessel competed mission in time, due to the X-BOW. Watch video


Please contact us for more information

Ulstein Verft AS

P. O. Box 158
NO-6067 Ulsteinvik
Norway


Tel: +47 7000 8000

gr@ulstein.com