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BOA OFFSHORE AS

The BOA name originates in Canada where Seaspan operate barges and tugs. Taubatkompaniet is a Norwegian company managing offshore support vessels. Their co-operation has resulted in the speculative purchase and subsequent sale of a whole fleet of diverse middle aged supply vessels. Therefore the Disposals column is not comprehensive, only including the recent sales.

We felt that they would not be away for long and have returned with a series of anchor handlers built in China and designed by Vik-Sandvik. Within living memory they set up a joint venture with DOF using the former Boa Giant and Hercules. The BOA interest in these vessels was sold to DOF who renamed them Skandi Giant and Skandi Hercules.

There-after the company became "BOA" and commissioned a number of very large vessels which have now entered service. In addition during the boom of 2008 the company have ordered four anchor-handlers and five platform ships which at the current time (October 2009) are all still scheduled for delivery.

By November 2010 it appeared that the newbuilding list for this company had been reduced to one platform ship - or even less- depending one's information source.

I have had a look at what this company is up to, and have not been able to make head or tail of it. They don't have the anchor-handlers on their fleet list, but according to DNV they still own them. However they have sold the Boa Fortune (20/09/12)

As usual Boa have moved on at the 2014 review. They have an anchor-handler due to enter service very soon. Details here, and they claim to have two platform ships on order, for delivery later in the year.

Reviewed 22nd January 2014

ANCHOR HANDLERS
CONSTRUCTION AND OTHER VESSELS
PLATFORM SHIPS

DISPOSALS 

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ANCHOR HANDLERS

  TYPE: VS 491CD NAME: Boa Bison   PHOTO: -
     

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 91.0 m Engines 2 x Wartsila V32 Workdrum pull 600 t
Breadth 22.0 m BHP 21760 Capacity 1 3800m x 92mm
DWT 4250 t kW 16000 Capacity 2 780m x 92mm
Deck area 680 m2 For'd Thruster 2 x 1000 kW Towdrum pull 500 t
Fuel 1450 m3 Az Thruster 1 x 800 kW Capacity 1 1875m x 92mm
Pot water 1166 m3 Aft Thrusters 2 x 880 kW Capacity 2 -
Mud 679 m3 Bollard pull 285 t- Sharks Jaw -
Brine 679 m3 DPII Kongsberg DPC-2 Cranes 1 x 12 t (Gantry)
Dry bulk 306 m3 Joystick - Tank cleaning -
Year built 2014 Shipyard Bergen Berths 39
Previous names -
Comments -

 

CONSTRUCTION AND OTHER VESSELS

TYPE: VS 4201 OCV NAME: BOA DEEP C PHOTO: Jeff Murrin, Robert Nilsen
 
General Propulsion Deck Equip
Length OA 120 m Engines 4 x Caterpillar Workdrum pull  500 tonnes
Breadth  27 m BHP 25838 Capacity 1 8100mx108mm
DWT 7900 tonnes kW 18999 Capacity 2  
Deck area 1150 m2 For'd Thruster 2 x 1425 kW Towdrum pull 500 tonnes
Fuel 3400 m3 Az Thruster - Capacity 1 3600m x 90mm
Pot water 1400 m3 Aft Thrusters 2 x 1425 kW Capacity 2 3600m x 90mm
Mud   Bollard pull 229 tonnes Sharks Jaw 2 x 750 tonnes
Base oil   DP Yes Cranes 1 x 250 tonnes
Brine   Joystick Yes Tank Cleaning  
Dry bulk   Year built 2004 Shipyard FactoriasVolcano
Previous names  
Comments  

 

TYPE: VS 4201 OCV NAME: BOA SUB C PHOTO: Grant Taylor
General Propulsion Deck Equip
Length OA 138.5 m Engines 2 x 5760 kW 4 x 2880 kW Workdrum pull  600 tonnes
Breadth  30.6 m BHP 31334 bhp Capacity 1 3500m x 90mm
DWT 10043 tonnes kW 23040 Capacity 2  
Deck area 2142 m2 For'd Thruster 1 x 1800 kW Towdrum pull 600 tonnes
Fuel 3400 m3 Az Thruster 1  x 2150 kW Capacity 1 3500m x 100mm
Pot water 1400 m3 Aft Thrusters 2 x 1425 kW Capacity 2 -
Mud   Bollard pull 220 tonnes Sharks Jaw 2 x 750 tonnes
Base oil   DPIII Simrad SPD 21 Cranes 1 x 400 tonnes
Brine   Joystick Yes Cranes 1 x 30 tonnes
Dry bulk   Year built 2007 Shipyard FactoriasVulcano
Previous names  
Comments  

 

TYPE: MT 6007 NAME: BOA THALASSA PHOTO: Jan Plug
General Propulsion Deck Equip
Length OA 80.35 m Engines 4 x Cat 3516B Workdrum pull -
Breadth 16.4 m BHP - Capacity 1 -
DWT 3000 t kW - Capacity 2  
Deck area - For'd Thruster - Accommodatn 57
Fuel - Az Thruster - - -
Pot water - Aft Aziprops - - -
Mud - Bollard pull - Sharks Jaw -
Base oil - DPII - Cranes -
Brine - Joystick - Cranes -
Dry bulk   Year built 2008 Shipyard Fosen MV
Previous names -
Comments Seabed logging vessel

 

TYPE: MT 6007 NAME: BOA GALATEA Photo:
     
General Propulsion Deck Equip
Length OA 80.35 m Engines 4 x Cat 3516B Workdrum pull -
Breadth 16.4 m BHP - Capacity 1 -
DWT 3000 t kW - Capacity 2  
Deck area - For'd Thruster - Accommodatn 57
Fuel - Az Thruster - - -
Pot water - Aft Aziprops - - -
Mud - Bollard pull - Sharks Jaw -
Base oil - DPII - Cranes -
Brine - Joystick - Cranes -
Dry bulk   Year built 2009 Shipyard Fosen MV
Previous names -
Comments Seabed logging vessel

PLATFORM SHIPS

 

 

DISPOSALS

TYPE: UT 704 NAME: BOA PRINCE PHOTO: George Craigen
 
General Propulsion Deck Equip
Length OA 64.4 m Engines   Workdrum pull  
Breadth 13.8 m Power   Capacity 1  
DWT 1169 tonnes For'd Thruster   Capacity 2  
Deck area   Az Thruster   Towdrum pull  
Fuel   Aft Thrusters   Capacity 1  
Pot water   Bollard pull   Capacity 2  
Mud       Sharks Jaw  
Base oil   DP   Cranes  
Brine   Joystick   Tank Cleaning  
Dry bulk   Year built 1976 Shipyard Ulstein
Previous names Active Prince, Lowland Raider, Osa Raider, Lowland Raider, Scotsman, Boa Prince, ADC Prince
Comments Sold to IMI Caymen Ltd, managed by Intermarine (Sharjah Ltd,

 

TYPE: VS 468 MK II NAME: BOA KING PHOTO: Vic Gibson, Peter Taylor
General Propulsion Deck Equip
Length OA 70 m Engines 2 x Caterpillar Workdrum pull 400 tonnes
Breadth 16 m Power 11300 kW Capacity 1 5176m x 77mm
DWT 2300 tonnes For'd Thruster 1 x 735 kW Capacity 2 1772m x 77mm
Deck area 531 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 880 kW Towdrum pull 400 tonnes
Fuel 900 m3 Aft Thrusters 1 x 735 kW Capacity 1 1772m x 77mm-
Pot water 600 m3 Bollard pull 200 tonnes Capacity 2  
Mud 520 m3     Sharks Jaw 2 x Karmfork
Base oil 70 m3 DP Yes Cranes 1 x 7tonnes
Brine 270 m3 Joystick Yes Tank Cleaning Marex
Dry bulk 240 m3 Year built 2001 Shipyard Dalian (China)
Previous names  
Comments Sold to Varun Shipping Ltd and renamed Subhiksha

 

TYPE: VS 468 MKII NAME: BOA QUEEN PHOTO: George Craigen, Frank Thompson
 
General Propulsion Deck Equip
Length OA 70 m Engines 2 x Caterpillar Workdrum pull 400 tonnes
Breadth 16 m Power 11300 kW Capacity 1 5176m x 77mm
DWT 2300 tonnes For'd Thruster 1 x 735 kW Capacity 2 1772m x 77mm
Deck area 531 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 880 kW Towdrum pull 400 tonnes
Fuel 900 m3 Aft Thrusters 1 x 735 kW Capacity 1 1772m x 77mm-
Pot water 600 m3 Bollard pull 200 tonnes Capacity 2  
Mud 520 m3     Sharks Jaw 2 x Karmfork
Base oil 70 m3 DP Yes Cranes 1 x 7tonnes
Brine 270 m3 Joystick Yes Tank Cleaning Marex
Dry bulk 240 m3 Year built 2001 Shipyard Dalian (China)
Previous names  
Comments Sold to Varun Shipping Ltd and renamed Sudaksha

 

TYPE: VS 480 NAME: BOA GIANT PHOTO: Vic Gibson
General Propulsion Deck Equip
Length OA 81 m Engines 2 x Caterpillar Workdrum pull 500 tonnes
Breadth 20 m Power 18204 Capacity 1 4600m x 90mm
DWT 4600 tonnes For'd Thruster 1 x 1425 kW Capacity 2  
Deck area 643 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 880 kW Towdrum pull 500 tonnes
Fuel 1627 m3 Aft Thrusters 1 x 880 kW Capacity 1 6587m x 83mm
Pot water 855 m3 Bollard pull 200 t Capacity 2  
Mud 535 m3     Sharks Jaw Karmfork
Base oil 214 m3 DP   Cranes 10t
Brine 1287 m3 Joystick   Tank Cleaning Marex
Dry bulk 326 m3 Year built 2002 Shipyard Dalian (China)
Previous names  
Comments This vessel became part of a joint venture with DOF, when it became Skandi PMS 1. Later the Boa interest was purchased by DOF and it became the Skandi Giant.

 

TYPE: VS 480 NAME: BOA HERCULES PHOTO: Vic Gibson
   
General Propulsion Deck Equip
Length OA 81 m Engines 2 x Caterpillar Workdrum pull 500 tonnes
Breadth 20 m Power 18204 Capacity 1 4600m x 90mm
DWT 4600 tonnes For'd Thruster 1 x 1425 kW Capacity 2  
Deck area 643 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 880 kW Towdrum pull 500 tonnes
Fuel 1627 m3 Aft Thrusters 1 x 880 kW Capacity 1 6587m x 83mm
Pot water 855 m3 Bollard pull 200 t Capacity 2  
Mud 535 m3     Sharks Jaw Karmfork
Base oil 214 m3 DP   Cranes 10t
Brine 1287 m3 Joystick   Tank Cleaning Marex
Dry bulk 326 m3 Year built 2002 Shipyard Dalian (China)
Previous names  
Comments This vessel became part of a joint venture with DOF, when it became Skandi PMS II. Later the Boa interest was purchased by DOF and it became the Skandi Hercules. It was in turn purchased by Varun Shipping to become Suvarna.

 

TYPE: UT 706 NAME: BOA FORTUNE Photo: Vic Gibson
 
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 68.83m Engines 2 x Bergen BRM-6 Fuel   643m3
Breadth 17.5 m BHP 6610 Pot water   630m3
DWT 3100t For'd Thrusters 2 x 800 bhp Mud   474m3
Deck area 615m2 Az Thruster   Base oil  
    Aft Thrusters 1 x 800 bhp Brine  
Year built 1992 Joystick Yes Dry bulk   255m3
Shipyard  Fergusons DP No Tank Cleaning   No
Previous names Star Pegasus, Stirling Pegasus, Havila Fortune
Comments Sold to Great United Energy and renamed Adinath One in Nov 2011

 

TYPE: UT 745 E NAME: BOA ROVER PHOTO: Jeff Murrin
   
General Propulsion Deck Equip
Length OA 92.40 m Engines 4 x Bergen KRGB9 Workdrum pull -
Breadth 18.8 m BHP 7960 Capacity 1 -
DWT 3835 tonnes kW 5850 kW Capacity 2  
Deck area 880 m2 For'd Thruster 2 x 883 kW Towdrum pull -
Fuel 1212 m3 Az Thruster 1  x 883 kW Capacity 1 -
Pot water 985 m3 Aft Aziprops 2 x 2300 kW Accommodn 146 beds
Mud 669 m3 Bollard pull - Sharks Jaw -
Base oil 203 m3 DPII Simrad Cranes 1 x 50 t
Brine 863 m3 Joystick Yes Cranes 1 x 2 t
Dry bulk   Year built 2001 Shipyard Soviknes
Previous names Rover, Normand Rover
Comments Sold to Topaz at some time

 

  TYPE: NAME: BOA MAGNITOR   PHOTO: Jan Plug, Gaetano Spiteri

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 48.0 m Engines 2 x MAK 8M25 Workdrum pull   150 t
Breadth 13.0 m BHP 6910 Capacity 1  
DWT 775 t kW 5080 Capacity 2  
Deck area 240 m3 For'd Thruster 1 x 6 t Towdrum pull   150 t
Fuel 630 m3 Az Thruster   Capacity 1   1000m x 58mm
Pot water 270 m3 Aft Thrusters   Capacity 2  
Mud - Bollard pull 97 t Sharks Jaw   1 x sharks jaw
Brine - DP   Cranes  
Dry bulk - Joystick   Tank cleaning  
Year built 2006     Shipyard   Nautica Nova
Previous names  
Comments Maybe sold to Valentine Maritime and renamed VM Lwegend.

 

  TYPE: NAME: BOA MIGHTY   PHOTO:
  Picture Required  

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 48.0 m Engines 2 x MAK 8M25 Workdrum pull   150 t
Breadth 13.0 m BHP 6910 Capacity 1  
DWT 775 t kW 5080 Capacity 2  
Deck area 240 m3 For'd Thruster 1 x 6 t Towdrum pull   150 t
Fuel 630 m3 Az Thruster   Capacity 1   1000m x 58mm
Pot water 270 m3 Aft Thrusters   Capacity 2  
Mud - Bollard pull 95 t Sharks Jaw   1 x sharks jaw
Brine - DP   Cranes  
Dry bulk - Joystick   Tank cleaning  
Year built 2006     Shipyard   Nautica Nova
Previous names  
Comments  

SHIPPING COMPANY INFORMATION UPDATED IN 2014

Abeille Bourbon
ABS Mariine
Acergy
Acomarit
Active Offshore
Adams Offshore
AET Offshore
Aker Solutions
Alam Maritim
Allied Marine
Allseas
Alpha Logistics
Arctia Shipping
Arendal Offshore
Aries Offshore
Arktikmor
Arsvom (New)
Assodivers
Astromaritima
Atlantic Offshore
Atlantic Towing
Augusta
Augustea
Axis Offshore
Barry Towage (New)
Bergen Offshore
Bibby Offshore
Bisso Marine
Blue Star Line
Boa Offshore
Boluda
BOS
Boston Putford
Bourbon Maritima
Bourbon Norway
Bourbon Offshore
BP
Branding Offshore
British Antarctic Survey (New)
Britoil Offshore
Brodaspas
Brovig Offshore
BUE Marine
BUE Viking
Bukser og Bergung
Bumi Armada
CBO
CH Offshore
C&G Boats
Deep Sea Supply
Dolphin Offshore
Deepocean
Delba Maritima
Delta Logistics
DOF
DOF Subsea
DOF Brasil
ESML
Eastern Navigation
Edison Chouest
EDT Offshore
Eide Offshore
Eidesvik
EMAS Offshore
Ensco Marine
ER Schiffahrt
Esvagt
Fairmount
Fairplay Towage
Farstad
Femco Management
Finarge Genova
Finarge Brasil
Five Oceans Salvage
Fletcher Shipping
Flomex Shipping
Fratelli D'Amato
Fugro
Gardline
Geoships
Global Offshore
 

 

 

 

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