Specialized Support Vessel 'Anfitrite' Acquired By O.D.S. Italia S.P.A.

Because of the increased activity in oil exploration off the Italian coast, private Italian owners have established O.D.S. Italia s.p.a. with offices in Napoli, Genova, and Ravenna, for the purpose of supplying highly specialized vessels to the offshore industry.

The first vessel to be owned by the company is a diving support vessel, the Anfitrite, (shown above), a 209-foot-long specialized support vessel suitable for any kind of underwater services as deep as 300 meters, assistance to drilling rigs, underwater welding, rescue work, etc.

Main propulsion on the Anfitrite is by two MaK 453AK engines coupled to two controllable-pitch propellers, and one bow and one stern thruster, both MTU diesel, all remote- controlled from the bridge.

Auxiliary engines include two Mercedes OM 403, each 235 bhp, and one MTU-396 620 bhp, all directcoupled to Siemens AC generators.

Other equipment includes Norwinch anchor windlass, Hydraulikk Brattvaag anchor winches, Nautilus Diesel Hydraulic crane, and Electro hydraulic "Hydrolift" crane.

The vessel features a diving bell operated through a moonpool, Kongsberg, Albatross 501 dynamic positioning system with three basic reference systems, and A-frame gantry crane of 40 tons lifting capacity.

The Italian-flag Anfitrite is classified by Det norske Veritas + 1A1 ICE C Tug/Supply Vessel, DSV, EO, and has accommodations, all forward, for 39 men in single and double cabins.

The vessel will be managed by two companies that are leaders in their fields of activity: Rana s.p.a. of Ravenna, operating in diving activity; and Rimorchiatori Riuniti s.p.a., prominent in the offshore industry and with a long tradition as owners of tugboats.

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