Crane Barge custom designed for responding to marine oil spills, including offshore islands and maritime causalities. The client specification called for a vessel that could enable prompt and efficient equipment deployment, such as containment tanks, skimmers and booms.
The wheelhouse situated aft of the twelve metre barge, is fully enclosed, with seating for three persons. It has a fully enclosed head fitted below deck so that it has minimal impact on visibility from the helm.
Designed as a strong and robust workboat the small crane barge is designed to be built in marine grade aluminium, the vessel measures 11.99m in length overall, with a beam of 3.58m.
The vessel is powered by two 150hp four stroke outboards, and carries 500 litres of fuel and 50 litres of water and sullage.
The large cargo deck is 19.4 sqm and is capable of a four tonne deck load. The deck is fitted with a Palfinger PC2300 M Hydraulic Crane; which is capable of lifting 600kg at 3 metres off the vessel centre line.
This crane barge design is suited for the clients specification but would also be ideally suited to any harbour work and most inshore applications relevant to its size and capabilities including maintenance work and transporting vehicles or equipment across the water.
The crane barge platform has been designed to New Zealand Maritime regulations; however the design would be well suited to customisation by Naval Architecture and Marine Solutions (NMS) to suit other standard classification requirements; additional customisations could include diesel stern drives, and wheel house air conditioning.