Owned byHermitage Offshore Services
Designed byUlstein Design & Solutions AS
Ordered byBlue Ship Invest
Operated byRemøy Shipping AS
- 83.4 m
- 18 m
- Dead weight:
- 4128,8 tonnes
- 6.69 m
- 15.8 kn
- 23 people
- Deck area:
- 850 sqm
Note: Subject to selected variant configuration
- 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
- 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
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 were acquired by Nordic American Offshore (NAO).
2013: 'Blue Guardian' was named at Ulstein Verft by 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 (now: Equinor), 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.
2015: Two more vessels of the same design, Blue Storm and Blue Viking, were acquired by Nordic American Offshore (NAO) on 26 January 2015.
January 2016: The vessel competed mission in time, due to the X-BOW®:
2019: Nordic American Offshore changed name to Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd, which became effective on June 4, 2019. All the vessels will change name to "Hermit" prefix.
Overview all eight BSI vessels now owned by Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd:
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 Hermit 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 Hermit 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.
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