Mighty Servant 1

Summary

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) in 1999 to lift the production rig Petrobras 36 or P36.[5][6]

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
OwnerDockwise flag.svg Dockwise Shipping B.V.
OperatorAnglo-Eastern Limited
Port of registry Netherlands Antilles, Willemstad
Builder
Completed1983
Identification
StatusIn service
Notes[1][2]
General characteristics
Class and typeSemi-Submersible Heavy Lift Cargo Ship
Tonnage
Length190.03 m (623.5 ft)
Beam50 m (160 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)
Depth12 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
Propulsion2 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.
Speed14 kts (cruising); 15 knots (max.)
Endurance59 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)
Crew20
Notes[2]

ServiceEdit

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).[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "8130875". Miramar Ship Index.
  2. ^ a b "Mighty Servant 1 (25696)". DNV Vessel Register. DNV. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Mighty Servant 1". Dockwise. Archived from the original on 18 June 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  4. ^ Trish Hoffman. "MSC takes drydock on 13,000 mile commute". Military Sealift Command. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  5. ^ Mighty Servant 1 delivers Brazilian semisubmersible, Dockwise's Mighty Servant 1 (MS1) recently set a transport weight record for a semisubmersible heavy transport ship, Feb. 28, 2000
  6. ^ MIGHTY SERVANT 1 arriving with the ill fated platform P36 at Rio de Janeiro.
  7. ^ "Heavy Marfine Transport". Dockwise. Archived from the original on 6 August 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2010.

External linksEdit

  • Mighty Servant 1 hauling a Navy drydock
  • Photos of sister ship Mighty Servant 2 hauling USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58)
  • Photos of the wreck of sister ship Mighty Servant 2
  • Mighty Servant 1 at Dockwise Shipping
  • Dockwise Shipping B.V.
  • Mighty Servant leaving for sea