Owned byWagenborg Offshore
Designed byUlstein Design & Solutions AS
Ordered byBlue Ship Invest AS
Operated byWagenborg Offshore
- 83.4 m
- 18 m
- Dead weight:
- 4,087 tonnes
- 6 m
- 15.6 kn
- 22 people
- Deck area:
- 850 sqm
Note: Subject to selected variant configuration
- Fuel oil (MDO):
- 1425 cbm
- Fresh water:
- 1050 cbm
- Ballast water / Drill water:
- 1770 cbm
- Liquid mud (sp. gr. 2,8 t/m3):
- 1300 cbm
- Brine (sp. gr. 2,5 t/m3):
- 1300 cbm
- Cement (4 tanks):
- 254 cbm
- LFL* (4 tanks):
- 153 cbm
- Base oil:
- 259 cbm
- 1023 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, OILREC
The ship investment company Blue Ship Invest (BSI), 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). These have later been sold to various ship owners.
'Blue Viking' was delivered to BSI on 19 January 2015, and further to Nordic American Offshore (NAO) on 26 January 2015, together with a sister vessel, 'Blue Storm.' The name of the vessel was changed to 'NAO Viking'.
The vessel became number 8 in NAO’s fleet of PX121 designs, and is quite similar to the seven previous vessels, apart from its adaptation to the Norwegian Maritime Authority’s emergency manual NMD rescue (200), and alterations to satisfy requirements for oil recovery, minor outfitting changes and the installation of a larger crane.
2015: Blue Storm and Blue Viking were acquired by Nordic American Offshore (NAO) on 26 January 2015.
2015-2016: The final two of the ten BSI vessels, Blue Queen and Blue King, were delivered to Blue Ship Invest.
2019: Nordic American Offshore changed its name to Hermitage Offshore Services Ltd, which became effective on June 4, 2019. All the vessels changed their names to the "Hermit" prefix.
2020: All vessels in the Hermitage Offshore fleet were acquired by Pearl Bidco AS, a company owned by DNB and SEB.
2021, 25 November: Wagenborg Offshore has signed an agreement for the deployment of a walk-to-work emergency response and rescue vessel (W2W ERRV). This vessel, the Hermit Viking, will be converted from a platform supply ship and will be equipped with an additional accommodation module for 40 people. Also, a motion-compensated gangway will be installed to comply with all requirements. She will be operated by Wagenborg Offshore as a standby and support vessel for the inspection and maintenance of unmanned platforms in the Southern North Sea. Early Q2 2022, the ship will receive a new name.
Overview of all the ten Blue Ship Invest vessels:
Yno 291 ESVAGT LEAH - delivered January 19, 2012, original name Blue Fighter.
Yno 294 ESVAGT HEIDI - delivered on September 6, 2012, original name Blue Prosper.
Yno 296 Hermit Thunder - delivered May 13, 2013, original name Blue Thunder.
Yno 297 Hermit Power - Delivered on March 6, 2013, original name Blue Power.
Yno 298 Delta Atlas - delivered June 28, 2013, original name Blue Guardian.
Yno 299 Hermit Protector - delivered September 23, 2013, original name Blue Protector.
Yno 303 Hermit Storm - Delivered January 19, 2015, original name Blue Storm.
Yno 304 Hermit Viking - Delivered January 19, 2015, original name Blue Viking.
Yno 305 Kasteelborg - Delivered February 24, 2015, original name Blue Queen.
Yno 306 Farland - Delivered May 12, 2016, original name Blue King.
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