FIRST OF GULF'S ARCTIC CLASS 4 SUPPLY SHIPS (IKALUK AND MISCAROO)

Beaudril Ltd. <a Gulf Canada subsidiary> has taken delivery of Ikaluk, the first of two 14,900-bhp four-engined twin-screw Arctic Class 4 icebreaking/anchor-handling supply vessels. She was built by Nippon Kokan KK to a design by Robert Allan Ltd., of Vancouver; her sister ship, Miscaroo, is nearing completion at Vancouver Shipyards. The two vessels, which will play an important part in Gulf Canada's exploration drilling activities in the Beaufort Sea, are designed to operate in -50degC conditions, and to break level ice up to 1.2m thick at a continuous 3 knots. The four 3725-bhp Vasa 8R32 main engines of each vessel are paired to drive twin c.p. propellers through dual-input/single-output gearboxes. Among the hull features are an ice-deflecting wedge at the forefoot, and large bossings to protect the propeller nozzles and rudders. Main particulars are:- Length, o.a. 78.85m, w.l. 75.5m; Breadth mld 17.22m; Depth mld 9.7m; Draught 7.5m; complement 22.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Small Ships, 1983, p.18 (July/Aug.) (1 p., 1 tab., 1 diag., 1 phot.)
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685260
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM