Mighty Servant 1

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Mighty Servant 1
Mighty Servant I.jpg
After being positioned over the submerged deck of Mighty Servant I at Algeciras, Spain, 1 April 1992, Tonkawa (YTB-786) and Eufaula (YTB-800), and the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM-5) wait to be raised out of the water.
History
Owner: Dockwise flag.svg Dockwise Shipping B.V.
Operator: Anglo-Eastern Limited
Port of registry:  Netherlands Antilles, Willemstad
Builder:
Identification:
Status: In service
Notes: [1][2]
General characteristics
Class and type: Semi-Submersible Heavy Lift Cargo Ship
Tonnage:
Length: 190.03 m (623.5 ft)
Beam: 40 m (130 ft)
Draught:
  • 4 m (13 ft) (minimum)
  • 8.77 m (28.8 ft) (sailing)
  • 26 m (85 ft) (submerged)
  • 14 m (46 ft) (maximum cargo)
Depth: 12 m (39 ft)
Deck clearance:
  • 50 m × 150 m (160 ft × 490 ft)
  • load: 19 to 40 t (19 to 39 long tons; 21 to 44 short tons) per m²
Propulsion: 2 x 6,770 kW Wärtsilä 12V38A diesel generator sets, driving two c.p. propellers by four E-motors of 3,100 kW each. Two propellers can be driven by one engine. Two bow thrusters of 500 kW each.
Speed: 14 kts (cruising); 15 knots (max.)
Endurance: 59 days
Capacity:
  • 50 × 16 x 7.5 m (160 x 52 x 25 ft) deck
  • Hatch: 31 m × 14.6 m (102 ft × 48 ft)
Crew: 20
Notes: [2]

Mighty Servant 1 is a 29,000-ton heavy-lift ship capable of carrying very large vessels and offshore platforms. built for Dutch shipping firm Wijsmuller Transport, which merged in 1993 with Dock Express Shipping to become Breda-based offshore heavy lifting group, Dockwise Shipping B.V.[3] Mighty Servant 1 carried things such as oil rigs and floating drydocks.[4] Originally 40 m (130 ft) wide, she was increased to 50 m (160 ft) around 1999 to lift the production rig P36.[citation needed]

Service[edit]

Mighty Servant 1 can carry the heaviest semi-submersible drilling units, harsh-environment deep-water jack-up rigs and large floating production platforms like tension-leg platforms, oil platforms and spars with drafts of up to 14 m (46 ft).[5]

Mighty Servant 1 carrying driller Sevan Brasil off the coast of Port Louis, Mauritius 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "8130875". Miramar Ship Index. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ a b "Mighty Servant 1 (25696)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Mighty Servant 1". Dockwise. Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Trish Hoffman. "MSC takes drydock on 13,000 mile commute". Military Sealift Command. Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Heavy Marfine Transport". Dockwise. Retrieved 29 May 2010. 

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