Wind Farm Vessel Named

Posted by Irina Tabakina

James Fisher Marine Services’s (JFMS) multipurpose wind farm support vessel, Dart Fisher, has been formally named by the vessel’s Godmother Maria McCaffery MBE, CEO of RenewableUK at a dedication service held at Griffon Hoverwork, Southampton.
The service marks the completion of significant investment program to increase Dart Fisher’s operational capabilities and demonstrate innovative monitoring solutions to enhance safety and efficiency. These include: the  addition of Hercules Hydraulics bow thrusters in each hull to increase low speed maneuverability and route following capability for survey operations; enhanced bow fendering system supplied by Manuplas, intelligent Fender System; a vessel impact and thrust load sensing and verification system developed by James Fisher group company Strainstall; VMMS system that reports on actual motions experienced by vessel and crew in real time; and a  Palfinger Deck Crane to be used for ROV work and offshore equipment load/offload. After taking delivery of the first of type SMV 24 vessel from Supacat on April 14, 2014, Dart Fisher entered service on charter two days later.

(As published in the March 2015 edition of Marine Technology Reporter -

Marine Technology Magazine, page 20,  Mar 2015

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