HOS Commander specifications

Owner/Operator: Hornbeck Offshore Services, Covington, La.
Dimensions: L: 319’ 6” B: 64’ D: 24’ 6”
Designer/Builder: VT Halter Marine, Pascagoula, Miss.
Mission: Offshore supply
Crew size: 12

Steel monohull

Speed: 12 knots at sea state 2

(2) Caterpillar 3516C Tier 3 diesels rated at 3,004 bhp each
(2) Scana CP68 102-inch-diameter four-blade controllable-pitch propellers
(2) Scana ACG 600 reduction gears, 6.9:1 ratio
(3) Brunvoll FU 80 controllable-pitch tunnel thruster units (2 bow, 1 stern) rated at 1,300 hp each driven by Caterpillar C32 Tier 2 diesels
(2) Van der Velden high-lift fishtail-shaped rudders
WEKA Fernstrum Boxcoolers

(2) Caterpillar C32 Tier 2 gensets, 715 kW each; Caterpillar C9 emergency genset, 163 kW  

Deadweight tonnage: 6,000+ LT
Deck area: 11,863 sq. Deck cargo: 3,500 LT
Ballast: 751,964 gal.
Aurora 364A ballast/rig water pump
Fresh water: 59,270 gallons
Fuel storage: 227,582 gallons
Fuel oil service: 17,203 gallons in (7) storage tanks with (1) Houttuin vertical-screw pump
Liquid mud: 20,912 barrels in (10) tanks with three-product segregation capability
(2) Mission Magnum XP and 1 MoynoK300 remote-actuated liquid mud pumps all rated at 1,000 gpm
Dry bulk: 12,180 cu. ft. in (4) tanks with (2) Atlas Copco GA 90 screw-type cargo air compressors

GMDSS area A3
Icom M604 VHF
Furuno FM8800 radio phone
Transas ECDIS
X- and S-band radars
Search-and-rescue transponders
Doppler speed log
Magnetic and (3) gyrocompasses
Depth sounder, windbird, joystick control
Kongsberg DPS-2 dynamic positioning system with K-Pos, K-Thrust, K-Chief and C-Joy
CyScan and RadaScan position reference sensors
Furuno FA1501 AIS

(2) Norsafe 36-person lifeboats/davits
Fast RSQ 450 boat (Ned-Deck davit)
Hiller fixed CO2 firefighting system
(2) Aurora 344 fire pumps, 200 gpm
Hiller Watermist
FFS1200 external firefighting; (2) remote 1,200-lb monitors
Water spray deluge
(6) Pauluhn NHIDH10IB MH 1,000W MR floodlights on mid/aft cargo deck

Coastal Marine Double Wildcat double cathead windlass
(2) Coastal Marine 20,000-lb deck tuggers
(2) Coastal Marine deck capstans
(2) Appleton Marine extended-boom deck cranes, model EB-70-53-33 (13 MT at 5M)

24 persons in 13 staterooms and one two-berth hospital
Joinery: Marine Interior Systems

USCG Subchapter L with Subchapter S stability requirements and Subchapter I per NVIC 2-95 ACP, SOLAS, Oceans, Unrestricted Service
ABS (requested) +A1, +AMS, +ACCU, +DPS-2, Circle E, FFV Class 1, OSV, CPS, CRC

By Professional Mariner Staff