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BUE MARINE

Time passes. To keep up with everything that is happening in the offshore world we would have to employ full time journalists, and then I suppose we would have to charge for the service. We do our best and we are still free (although some would say - just cheap). This is an excuse for not remembering when Seacor disposed of the Stirling Islay and the Stirling Jura to BUE, but we think it was in 2003. The ships had their upperworks removed and they were towed through the Russian canal system from the Black Sea to the Caspian, where they are now employed at what they do best.

On having a look at this company in 2009 I found that it had at some time been purchased by a company called Renaissance Services who operate the Islay and Jura and a number of other vessels in the Caspian out of Azerbaijan and Kazakstan. Developments are still taking place in this organisation now called "Topaz Marine".

We are aware that there are a number of vessels in the Caspian fleet but we don't know what they all are, but we've done what we can. Because of the change of location of the whole fleet, and the fact that BUE is now owned by a Middle Eastern company we have relocated its fleet list to "MEDITERRANEAN AND MIDDLE EAST"

The Company now seems to be called BUE Caspian, a wholly owned subsidiary of Topaz Marine and it may own more ships than are displayed here, but there seems to be no information about. (8th November 2012)

At the time of the 2013 review BUE seems to have been fully absorbed into  Topaz Energy and so BUE are now history and the story continues on the new Topaz page (Updated 15/11/13).

Reviewed 28th January 2014

ANCHOR-HANDLERS
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ANCHOR HANDLERS

TYPE: VS 475 NAME: ISLAY PHOTO: Craig Wilson, Wullie Bremner
 
General Propulsion Deck Equip
Length OA 74.75 m Engines 2 x Wartsila 12V32 Workdrum pull 380 tonnes
Breadth 16 m BHP 15000 Capacity 1 5490m x 77mm
DWT 2700 T kW 11030 Capacity 2  
Deck area 500 m2 For'd Thrusters 2 x 1000 bhp Towdrum pull 380 tonnes
Fuel 853 m3 Aft Thrusters 1 x 1000 bhp Capacity 1 1880m x 77mm
Pot water 564 m3 Bollard pull 175 tonnes Capacity 2 1880m x 77mm
Mud 470 m3 DP Simrad DP01- Sharks Jaw 2 x Triplex
Base oil 128 m3 Joystick Yes Cranes 5T @11m radius
Brine 534 m3     Tank Cleaning  
Dry bulk 242 m3 Year built 2002 Shipyard Fergusons
Previous Names Stirling
Comments These two vessels were built by Stirling by BAE Marine in 2002, broadly following the previous vessel, Stirling Iona. They were sold by Seacor to BUE and are now in the Caspian Sea. (2004)


 

TYPE: VS 475 NAME: JURA PHOTO: Derek Wood, Gavin Wills
 
General Propulsion Deck Equip
Length OA 74.75 m Engines 2 x Wartsila 12V32 Workdrum pull 380 tonnes
Breadth 16 m BHP 15000 Capacity 1 5490m x 77mm
DWT 2700 T kW 11030 Capacity 2  
Deck area 500 m2 For'd Thrusters 2 x 1000 bhp Towdrum pull 380 tonnes
Fuel 853 m3 Aft Thrusters 1 x 1000 bhp Capacity 1 1880m x 77mm
Pot water 564 m3 Bollard pull 175 tonnes Capacity 2 1880m x 77mm
Mud 470 m3 DP Simrad DP01- Sharks Jaw 2 x Triplex
Base oil 128 m3 Joystick Yes Cranes 5T @11m radius
Brine 534 m3     Tank Cleaning  
Dry bulk 242 m3 Year built 2002 Shipyard Fergusons
Previous Names Stirling
Comments These two vessels were built by Stirling by BAE Marine in 2002, broadly following the previous vessel, Stirling Iona. They were sold by Seacor to BUE and are now in the Caspian Sea. (2004)

 

  TYPE: BMT NAME: TULPAR   PHOTO: -
     

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 94.8 m Engines 5 x Wartsila 12V Workdrum pull -
Breadth 21 m BHP - Capacity 1 -
DWT 4000 t kW - Capacity 2 -
Deck area - For'd Thruster - Towdrum pull -
Fuel - Az Thruster - Capacity 1 -
Pot water - Aft Thrusters - Capacity 2 -
Mud - Bollard pull - Sharks Jaw -
Brine - DP - Cranes -
Dry bulk - Joystick - Tank cleaning -
Year built 2002 Shipyard Ulstein Berths -
Previous names -
Comments This is a specially designed shallow water ice-breaking supply vessel

 

  TYPE: CONAN WU 73 NAME: CASPIAN POWER   PHOTO: -
     

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA - Engines - Workdrum pull -
Breadth - BHP 12240 Capacity 1 -
DWT 3150 t kW 9000 Capacity 2 -
Deck area - For'd Thruster - Towdrum pull -
Fuel - Az Thruster - Capacity 1 -
Pot water - Aft Thrusters - Capacity 2 -
Mud - Bollard pull - Sharks Jaw -
Brine - DP - Cranes -
Dry bulk - Joystick - Tank cleaning -
Year built 2010 Shipyard Fujian Berths -
Previous names -
Comments -

CONSTRUCTION AND OTHER VESSELS

  TYPE: CONAN WU 61 NAME: CASPIAN PROTECTOR   PHOTO:
     

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA - Engines - Workdrum pull -
Breadth - BHP 5150 Capacity 1 -
DWT 1850 t kW 3790 Capacity 2 -
Deck area - For'd Thruster - Accomm berths -
Fuel - Az Thruster - Storage capacity

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Pot water - Aft Az Props - ROV -
Mud - Bollard pull - Diving Capability -
Brine - DP II - Cranes -
Dry bulk - Joystick - Tank cleaning -
Year built 2010     Shipyard Berjaya
Previous names -
Comments -

PLATFORM SHIPS

TYPE: UT 755 LC NAME: CASPIAN SERVER PHOTO:
     
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 76.6 m Engines 2 x Wartsila 8L26B2 Fuel 970 m3
Breadth 16.0 m BHP/kW 7000/5150 Pot water 820 m3
DWT 3158 t For'd Thrusters 2 x Mud 970 m3
Deck area 675 m2 Az Thruster - Base oil -
    Aft Thrusters 2 x Brine 390 m3
Year built 2009 Joystick - Dry bulk 320 m3
Shipyard Simek DP - Tank Cleaning -
Previous names REM Server
Comments -

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