Ocean Falcon – The North Sea’s Newest Emergency Response Vessel

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Norway-based Atlantic Offshore’s newest emergency response vessel Ocean Falcon has been delivered at the Zamakona Yards facilities in Spain.

The ship is a Havyard HY820 design and is the last of three similar vessels ordered by Atlantic Offshore from Zamakona  – sister vessels are Ocean Osprey (C-721) and Ocean Marlin (C-722).

The ship is designated as a Field Support Vessel (FSV), or MRV, a type of on-scene response vessel for the North Sea’s offshore oil and gas industry.

The Ocean Falcon incorporates some of the latest technology systems, and has a towing capacity of up to 65 tons. The ship measures 66.80 meters in length and 16 meters beam, featuring 2 MAN main engines with a power of 1935 kW each. The ship also has the ability to handle rescues of up to 300 people.

Ocean Falcon will now head for Aberdeen where where it will be christened on May 29th.  The ship has already a contract for this year of 5 + 5 years with Shell, UK.

Based outside of Bergen, Norway, Atlantic Offshore currently operates 24 vessels off Ireland, Mediterranean, Southern Atlantic and in the North Sea.

Vessel information

  • HY 820 – 5.250 BHP MRV.
  • Owner(s): Atlantic Offshore Zeta AS
  • Manager: Atlantic Offshore Rescue LTD
  • Crew: Atlantic Offshore Rescue LTD

Vessel statistics

Classification: DNV , +1A1, E0, SF, DK+, HL(2,8), COMF-V3 (c) 3, Towing.

  • Built Zamakona Yards, Pasajes, San Sebastián, Spain
  • Length ?.?. 66.80 m
  • Breadth mld 16.00 m
  • Gross Tonnage 3000
  • Main Engines 2 x 1930 Kw MAN
  • Bow Thruster 1 x 400 Kw + Azimuth 800 Kw
  • Accommodation 21 persons