Naming ceremony of Viking Fighter in Brattvåg

The ship, owned by NorSea Group (NSG), will today be given the name MV Viking Fighter in a naming ceremony to be arranged at STX OSV Brattvaag shipyard in Brattvåg, Ålesund.

MV Viking Fighter is a Clean Design diesel electric PSV (Platform Supply Vessel) with a deck area of 840m2. The vessel  is designed with the new hull design  developed by STX OSV Design in Ålesund, and is a PSV 08 CD design. Hull, engines and propulsion in combination with advanced catalyst technologies ensure low fuel consumption, efficient operations and reduced emissions to air. In addition, she carries the most advanced equipment for oil recovery services like stand-by, NOFO 2009 and fire fighting (FiFi1).

NSG’s daughter company Maritime Logistic Services (MLS) will have responsibility for all chartering and operation of Viking Fighter, a ship primarily designed for operations in the North Sea and the Barents Sea. "To us Viking Fighter is an important addition to our services," says Tor Sven Slaake, chartering manager in MLS. "From early planning of drilling operations we can now offer our customers a highly advanced ship."

Reduced resistance in the sea provides benefits for the environment and in terms of lower operating costs. At the same time the crew will have a safer and more comfortable environment on board. "We notice good effects of the new hull design," says Sindre Hildre, project manager at STX OSV Brattvaag.

MV Viking Fighter will fly the Norwegian NOR flag with a crew of 26 split on two shifts.

Viking Fighter's appointed godmother is 22-year-old Lotte Slaake from Hommersåk, Rogaland.

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From left: captain Gunnar Vestvik, godmother Lotte Slaake, captain Leif Egil Barane.

Photo: P.O. Dybvik.

NorSea Group will officially receive its new build no 783 at STX OSV Brattvaag next week.

Fact sheet:

  • Viking Fighter is designed by STX OSV Design in Ålesund
  • The hull is manufactured in Romania, at STX OSV Braila
  • The ship is outfitted at STX OSV Brattvaag
  • Environmentally friendly design, DNV Clean Design
  • Diesel electric propulsion system with azimuth propellers
  • Comfort Class (comf - V (3))
  • Equipped for oil recovery operations (DNV OILREC and NOFO 2009)
  • Equipped for firefighting (DNV Fire Fighter I)

For further information, contact

John E. Stangeland, group CEO, NSG                tel: +47 915 59 446 (mob).

Tor Sven Slaake, chartering manager, MLS        tel: +47 908 23 888 (mob).

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