OSD Develops New ETV for Gardline
OSD is working on the design of a 67m DP2 ETV for Gardline Shipping which is being built at Yuexin Shipyard in China.
OSD-IMT has been contracted to develop a Gardline Concept into a workable design and Basic Design Package.
OSD Shanghai will develop Detailed and Production design. The new ETV layout has been optimized for the dual role of emergency towage and the deployment and recovery of buoys and associated aids to navigation tasks. It is diesel electric and designed to deliver a bollard pull of 95 tons, using twin azimuth propulsion. It includes a 150t Pull AHTS Winch and a large multi-use working deck. The vessel is 69 x 17 m, has accommodation for 35 persons and complies with SPS code.
The new ETV is to replace a chartered vessel, which is currently being operated by Gardline and primarily working on the Queensland coast to provide protection for the Great Barrier Reef from grounding and pollution incidents. The vessel is due for delivery the second quarter of 2016. The keel laying ceremony took place in July 2015.Gardline Australia was sub-contracted by Australian Maritime Systems (AMS) who have a long term contract with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to provide Emergency Towage Capability services plus extensive maintenance and support for aids to navigation. Gardline owns and operates a fleet of oceangoing survey vessels.
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