Owned byNordic American Offshore
Designed byUlstein Design & Solutions AS
Ordered byBlue Ship Invest
Operated byRemøy Shipping
- 83.4 m
- 18.0 m
- Dead weight:
- 4108 tonnes
- Draught (max):
- 6.69 m
- Speed (max):
- 15.8 kn
- 23 POB
- 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
- Brine (sp. gr. 2,5 t/m3):
- 1307 cbm
- Cement (4 tanks):
- 254 cbm
- LFL* (4 tanks):
- 153 cbm
- Base oil:
- 259 cbm
- DnV 1A1
- Offshore Service Vessel Supply
- CLEAN DESIGN
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).
'Blue Protector' was delivered to BSI on Monday 23 September 2013. Named in the Geiranger fjord, lady sponsor Torill Ytreberg, regional director at the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO). After delivery, the vessel went off to work in the spot market in the North Sea.
This is the final of the first six vessels ordered by Blue Ship Invest. The latest vessels in the first series were 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, the latest vessels carry the light ice class (ICE-C), to be prepared for work further north.
The first PSV in this series was delivered from Ulstein Verft in 2012. Blue Ship Invest, a wholly-owned company in Ulstein Group, decided at the time to invest in the construction of a series of newly developed medium-sized PSV designs in order to introduce them to the market. Market surveys had shown that the size and capacity would be very attractive for various assignments. All of the previously delivered vessels to Blue Ship Invest had entered into firm contracts in the North Sea.
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.
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