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motions when seas are high. Both devices enable the crew to work on board, even under bad weather conditions. The maxi- mum sailing speed of the ship is 16 knots, which corresponds to almost 30 km/h. "The ultimate reason for the OCV being fitted with Voith components is the per- formance that we can achieve with the VSP in combination with our roll stabilization system," says Project Manager Ivo Beu of

Voith Turbo Schneider Propulsion. As the search for new oil and gas fields is increasingly extended to sea areas and, most of all, greater and greater ocean depths, it is essential for ships to have such equipment. "This OCV is, for example, ideal for the laying of pipelines.

It has a large deck surface for prepara- tory work," said Beu, and names a pos- sible area of application. "Only recently, new oil reserves have been discovered in 3000 meters depth in the Santos Bay just outside

Rio de Janeiro. In order to set up appropri- ate extraction sites, OCVs such as this one will be indispensable."

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Ocean Pioneer Heads to Trinidad

Deep Marine Technology's 205 ft., four-point dive vessel, the Ocean

Pioneer, recently headed to work for

Capital Signal in Trinidad. Working in water depths to 3,000 fsw, Ocean

Pioneer will be perform primarily sur- vey work. The Ocean Pioneer con- tains a 10-ton Petibone Pedestal

Crane, Skagit RV 90 waterfall winch with level winders, with (4) 5,000 ft. anchor cables, and accommodations for 36.

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