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The Gripper is a 30 meters crew transfer vessel series built for the American offshore wind sector.

The vessels are being built according to ABS and USCG standards. G-Class is powered by four Volvo Penta IPS.

G-Class is equipped with the Northern Offshore Services’ fender design, which has been proven on windfarms throughout Europe, and has shown unparalleled gripping qualities which increases transfer performance.

Overview
Shipyard Blount Boats (RI)
Class notification: ABS
Status In operation
Specification
Flag US
Seats for technicians 24
Hull Aluminium
Length o. a. 30,20 m / 99 ft
Breadth 11,20 m / 36.7 ft
Operational Daft 1,9 m / 6.2 ft
Fuel oil capacity 38.000 ltrs / 10.000 gal
Fresh water capacity 3.000 ltrs / 790 gal
Fender arrangements N-O-G high grip fender
Communication Satellite internet/tv
High pressure washer yes
CARGO HANDLING
Max cargo capacity on deck 20 t
Forward deck crane Palfinger
Model PK12000MC
Containers (fwd) 8x 10’
Containers (aft) 2x 10’
Aft deck area 40 m²
Forward deck area 114 m²
MAIN AND AUXILARY MACHINERY
Main engines Volvo Penta, 4x D13-700 DST
Power 4x 515 kW
Propulsion type Steerable Pod drives with CR props
Propulsion equipment 4x Volvo Penta IPS900 Q2 props
Auxiliary engine 2x Kohler
Output 2x 27,7 kVa 230V/400V
Vessel Monitoring System Reygar BAREfleet
NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
Radar: FR-2117BB
El. chart system: Furuno ECDIS fully classified telchart
AIS: Furuno classic A transponder FA-150
GMDSS: A2
Heading system: Furuno satellite compasss SC-50
GPS/DGPS: Furuno GP-150
Autopilot: Simrad AP-50
Depth sounder: Furuno FCV-620
Crew finder: Taiyo Musen TDL1550 VHF DF Receiver
Navtex: Furuno NX-700B

360° Experience

360 VR tour of M/V Gripper, an American Offshore Services’ G-Class vessel.