Samson Explorer

Primary Information

Secondary Name: Dive Support/Multi Purpose
Vessel Type: Dive Support Vessel
Classification: ABS 1A AMS DCV – USL 2B
IMO: 8322325
MMSI: 503434700
Builder: EGLO Engineering PTY Ltd
Build Location: Adelaide
Year Built: 1984
Flag: Australian
Trading Area: Offshore to 200 nm
Call Sign: VNW5773
M & H Number: 5029


Length Overall: 35 Metres
Beam: 13.2 Metres
Depth Moulded: 3.9 Metres
Design Draft: 2.5 Metres
GRT: 341 Tonnes
Dead Weight: 143.6 Tonnes

Speed and Consumption Performances

Full Operating Speed: 10kts
Economic Operating: 7kts


Propulsion: Twin Screw
Main Engines: 2x Cummins KTA 19-MS
Total Power: 618 KW
Gear Box: 2x Twin Disc MG516 4.04:1
Generator: 2x Caterpillar 3406 @ 265 kVA
Bowthruster: 150 HP

Deck Equipment

Anchor Handling Winch: 20 Tonnes
Tugger/Work Winch: 20 Tonnes


Fuel: 50,000 Litres
Water: 40,000 Litres
Sullage: 9,000 Litres
Lube Oil: 400 Litres
Clear Deck: 150 Metres Sq.
Deck Load Rating: 6 Tonne/Sq. Metre
Max Deck Cargo: 80 Tonnes

Nautical and Communication Equipment

Radar System: Furuno 48nm
Depth Sounder: JRC
GPS: Furuno
DGPS: Furuno GP37
Chart Plotter: 2x Maxsea
GMDSS: Area A3
Sat Comms: Fleet 33 & Fleet 77
Other: Auto Pilot – Saura


Berths: 30

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