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The 'Aurora Venture' is a EuroCarrier 2495 multicat style Workboat.

Its robust, efficient and flexible design makes it one of the best vessels for anchor handling, dredging support and survey activities.

Aurora Venture has overall dimensions of 24.45m x 9.54m x 3m, powered by two Caterpillar C32 engines giving a top speed of 10 knots. There are also two Caterpillar C6.6 auxiliary generator sets, one box cooled and one radiator cooled.

Vessel Specifications

  • Classification

    Bureau Veritas I ✠ HULL • MACH • AUT-UMS, Unrestricted Nav., Multi-Purpose / Special Service GMDSS Area A2

  • Dimensions
    Length O.A24.45m
    Breadth MLD.9.54m
    Depth at side2.90/3.10m
    Gross Tonnage164
    Net Tonnage49
  • Engines
    Main EngineCaterpiller 2 x C32 1268KW(Total)
    Aux EnginesCaterpiller 2 x C6.6 254kw(Total)
    GearboxMasson Marine gear and propeller systems
  • Capacities
    HoldGear Store
    Fuel Oil69m3
    Fresh Water55m3
    Ballast Water35m3
  • Operations/Services
    CargoFeed deliveries
    Net changingOn site
    Grid/site workGrid maintenance
    TowingFeed barges
    Anchor HandlingCage moorings
  • Equipment
    Crane main deckHeila HLRM 170-4s
    Aft craneHS Marine AK34/15.8 HE4
    Towing winch50 ton
    Tugger winch10 ton
    Capstans2x 5 ton
    CleaningPressure washer
  • Performances
    Speed10 knots
    Bollard Pull22 tons
  • Propulsion
    Main Engines2x Caterpillar C32
    Total Power1432 kW at 1800 RPM
    Propellers1500mm diameter in nozzle
  • Auxiliaries
    Generator Sets2x Caterpillar C6.6, 1 radiator cooled, 1 box cooled
    Total E-Power243 kW
    Hydraulic Power Pack2x 75 kW
  • Tanks
    Fuel Oil69m3
    Fresh Water55m3
  • Deck Lay-Out
    Anchor Handling / Towing WinchSplit drum type
    - Pulling Force70 tons at 1st layer
    - Hauling Speed7m/min – 21m/min
    Tugger WinchSingle drum type
    - Pulling Force10 tons at 1st layer
    Deck Crane ForwardHeila HLRM 170-4S
    DeckAzobé deck covering
    Towing HookMampaey 25 tons SWL
    Towing PinsFore ship set hydraulic towing pins
    FenderingTire fendering at sides, pushbow fendering fore- and aft ship
  • Accommodation
    FacilitiesAir-conditioned accommodation for 6 persons.
  • Options
    Deck Crane AftHeila HLRM 80-4S
    FenderingW-fendering at the corners
    Capstans5 ton, hydraulic driven

The Aurora Venture is finished to an extremely high standard which allows a comfortable working environment. There is air-conditioned accommodation for up to 6 persons, helping to maximise working hours during peak periods of marine growth.

The boat meets all required standards in the UK, and is built to satisfy the MCA Cat2 workboat code regulations.

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