Offshore and Specialized Ships

Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel

Specialized vessels are those vessels that have onboard machinery and equipments to perform various tasks related to marine industry. Specialized marine vessels include Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels, Drilling Vessels, Well Intervention Vessels, Ice Breaking Vessels, Cable Laying Vessels, Well Testing Services Vessels, Field Support Vessels, Seismic Vessels, and Fire Fighting Vessels to name a few. Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels are designed and equipped for anchor handling and towing operations. They are also used for rescue purposes in emergency cases.
Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel

Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel

Cable Laying Vessels

Cable Laying Vessels

Cable Laying Vessels

Cable laying vessels are used to lay cables on the bed of ocean floors for telecommunications, power transmissions and other purposes. These vessels are deep-sea marine vessels.

Fire Fighting Vessels

As the name suggests, firefighting vessels are used for extinguishing fire on ships. They are also used in shore-based firefighting operations.
Fire Fighting Vessels

Fire Fighting Vessels

Drilling Vessels

Drilling Vessels

Drilling Vessels

Drilling vessels or drillships are marine vessels used for offshore drilling purposes. They are fitted with drilling apparatus and are primarily used for exploratory offshore drilling. It can also be used as a platform to perform tasks related to oil well maintenance or completion work such as casing and tubing installation, or subsea tree installation.

Ice Breaking Vessels

As the name suggests, Ice Breaking Vessels are specially designed to move and navigate through ice-covered water and are used to make way for other marine vessels. They have a spoon-shaped bow portion to break the ice on its way.
Ice Breaking Vessels

Ice Breaking Vessels

Seismic Vessels

Seismic Vessels

Seismic Vessels

Seismic vessels are vessels used for the purpose of seismic studies deep inside oceans. The ship is used as a survey vessel to explore and locate best potential areas for oil drilling in the oceans.

Well Intervention Vessels

These vessels are used for subsea well intervention purposes. These interventions are commonly executed from light/medium intervention vessels.
Well Intervention Vessels

Well Intervention Vessels

Tug boat

Tug boat

Tug boat

A tugboat (tug) is a boat that moves ships by towing or pushing them. Tugs move vessels that either should not move themselves, such as ships in ports or in narrow canals, or those that cannot move by themselves, such as disabled ships, barges or oil platforms. Tugs are small strongly built ships with very powerful engines, and some are ocean-going.

Crane vessel

A crane vessel, floating crane or crane ship is a ship equipped with large crane specialised in lifting heavy loads. The largest crane vessels are used for offshore construction. Because of their increased stability catamaran or semi-submersible types are often used, but also, conventional mono hulls are used too.
Crane vessel

Crane vessel

Safety Standby Vessels (SSBV)

Safety Standby Vessels (SSBV)

Safety Standby Vessels (SSBV)

Safety Standby Vessels are used to “protect” offshore installations from wandering vessels, also they are used as a safety vessel in case of emergency for quick evacuation.

Diving support vessel(DSV)

A diving support vessel is a ship used as a floating base for professional diving projects which are often performed around oil platforms and related installations in open water.
Diving support vessel(DSV)

Diving support vessel(DSV)

Offshore Barges

Offshore Barges

Offshore Barges

Offshore barges are used for a wide range of marine tasks. They can be equipped with heavy lifting cranes, firefighting system, or can be used for pipe laying (Derrick Barge), or even can serve as an offshore accommodation to personnel.

Platform Supply Vessels

As the name suggests, Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) are used to carry crew and supplies to the oil platform deep inside oceans, and bring cargo and personnel back to shore. Their size varies from small 20 meter long ship to 100 meters large ship. These vessels are designed to transport a wide range of cargo such as drilling fluids, cement, mud, and fuel in tanks beneath the deck. The open deck on PSVs is normally used to carry other materials like casing, drill pipe, tubing and miscellaneous deck cargo to and from offshore platforms. Platform Supply Vessels are often equipped with firefighting equipments to deal with emergency situations.
Platform Supply Vessels

Platform Supply Vessels

Construction Support Vessels(CSV)

Construction Support Vessels(CSV)

Construction Support Vessels(CSV)

Construction support vessels or CSVs are used to support complex offshore construction, installation, maintenance and other sophisticated operations. CSV's are significantly larger and more specialised than other offshore vessels.

Pipelaying vessel

A pipelaying vessel or pipelayer is a ship used in the construction of subsea infrastructure. It is used to lay pipes on the sea bed to connect oil(or gas) production platforms with refineries on shore.
Pipelaying vessel

Pipelaying vessel