The ‘Rix Panther’ is the first of the new Wave Master class of wind farm offshore support vessels to be delivered. She represents the state-of-the-art in current wind farm service vessel design with exceptional attention to detail benefitting from Alnmaritec’s long experience in this sector.
The Rix Panther has a specially designed bow fender arrangement with a knuckle to improve docking performance and reduce the step distance between the vessel and the transition Piece. The fender material has been custom made for the vessel by Seasight Offshore and has proven to give excellent grip when pushing up against the Transition Pieces in significant wave heights of 1.5 – 2.0m.
Cargo of up to a maximum payload of 5 T can be carried on the large foredeck area (space for an individual 10’ container is available), with full lashing points available for cargo securing.
The vessel is provided with full safety equipment exceeding Flag standards, including the fitting of EPIRBS, SARTS, and M.O.B. rescue systems. A Sea-Marshall M.O.B. locating system is fitted as standard.
Individual crew and passenger seating is provided benefiting from full air suspension seats, seatbelts and headrests for maximum safety. The accommodation and bridge are fully air-conditioned with all decks fitted with noise deadening materials to reduce noise levels to a minimum providing a comfortable transfer environment. The vessel is provided with a ‘wet’ changing room with lockers, WC and shower, along with a galley in the main passenger area.
The vessel has 2 flat-screen TVs with DVD player and satellite TV receiver, and a full satellite Wi-Fi link is available for passengers to use.
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