The Dutch firm van der Guissen-de Noord has completed the advanced emergency vessel Northern Protector for the Occidental North Sea consortium. It is claimed to be the first purpose-built oilfield emergency vessel and is equipped with advanced dynamic positioning equipment and can undertake fire-fighting, personnel rescue, and pollution control. It has a water throwing capacity of 20,000 US gal/min and a throw range of 177m. The forward fire-fighting monitors are tower mounted, while two foam monitors are fitted for fighting seaborne fire. The vessel can link-up with a platform and can couple up to the latter's fire-fighting main. The Northern Protector has a top speed of 13.5 knots and her two rescue launches are capable of 27 knots and can each carry 26 persons. They are propelled by a water-jet drive to eliminate propellers and the risk of injury to survivors. The ship has auxiliary accommodation and medical facilities for 320 people and hospital accommodation for 25. Order from BSRA as No. 49,385.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 112
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188829
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM