Blue Thunder

New name: NAO Thunder. 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



Built by

Ulstein Verft AS



Owned by

Nordic American Offshore

Yard number


Designed by

Ulstein Design & Solutions AS

Ordered by

Blue Ship Invest

Operated by

Remøy Shipping

Principal dimensions

83.4 m
18 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, 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

Delivered on Monday 13 May 2013. Vessel's name today is 'NAO Thunder', but the vessel was originally named ‘Blue Thunder’, and started operations with a 4-month contract with Statoil, with 4 monthly options. 

The ship investment company Blue Ship Invest, a part of Ulstein Group, ordered two such vessels at the end of 2010, and later ordered four more. All six vessels were acquired by Nordic American Offshore (NAO) on 1 November 2013. All the vessels changed names, and 'Blue Thunder was renamed 'NAO Thunder'.

2016: Still active - IMO 9665102

Please contact us for more information

Ulstein Verft AS

P. O. Box 158
NO-6067 Ulsteinvik

Tel: +47 7000 8000