Vivax (LAXB)

Built: 2008
Builder: Sanmar Denizcilik Ltd
Flag: Norwegian

Main Dimensions

Length: 32,0 m
Breadth: 12,0 m
Draft: 6,11 m


Operator: Østensjø Rederi AS
Built: 2008
Builder: Sanmar Denizcilik Ltd
Yard no.: 80
Design no.: RAL Rampart 3200W
Call sign: LAXB
Flag: Norwegian
Port of Registry: Haugesund
IMO no.: 9429546
Classification: BV : I HULL MACH ; Fire-fighting 1;Oil recovery;Tug; Escort Tug Unrestricted navigation AUT-UMS
Safety regulations: NMA
Outline of the vessel: The tug is designed for escort operations, harbour works as well as ocean towage. It is equipped with oil recovery and fire fighting equipment (FiFi I). Furthermore the tug is fully equipped for salvage in open waters


Length o.a.: 32,0 m
Breadth mld.: 12,0 m
Depth mld.: 5,36 m
Draft max.: 6,11 m
Operational draft: 5,8 m
Air draft: 20 m

Tonnage - Deadweight

Gross tonnage: 485 GT
Net tonnage: 145 NT

Deck equipment

Towing pins: 2. Type: Karm. 1. Type: Shark yaw
Deck cranes: Type: Palfinger PK 65002 MC
Tugger winches: 1 x 10 T. Type: Karmøy Winch


Main engines: 2 x Wartsila. Type: 8L26
Horse power ration: 2 x 2400 kW

Auxiliaries / Electrical power

Generators: 2 x LIAG/MAN. Type: D2866 LXE

Electrical systems and power management

Electrical power: 380 V, 50 Hz

Main propellers

Maker: 2 x Rolls Royce
Type: US 255-CP


Bow thrusters: 1 x Mjosundet Tunnel thuster, 250 HP


Bollard pull: 90 tonnes
Speed free running: 14,5 knots

Liquid tank capacities

Marine Gas Oil: 175 m3
POT water: 37 m3
Foam: 18 m3
Oil recovery: 114 m3

Fire fighting equipment

Firepumps: DNV Fi-Fi 1 Class. 2 x 1200 m3/h at 12,5 bar
Firemonitors: 2 x water/foam monitors 1200 tonnes/h
Foam: 2 x water/foam monitors 1200 tonnes/h
Other: Protection equipment


Oil booms: Optional
Oil skimmer: Optional

Towing equipment

Towing winch forward: Type: Rolls Royce TW 2000/500 AW 24 U2 H Single drum
Towing winch aft: Type: Rolls Royce TW 2500/400 Double Drum
Pull/Brake force: Forward: 50 T Pull. 200 T Brake. Aft: 40 T Pull. 250 T Brake
Escort line: 1 x 180 m 80 mm Syntetic rope
Spare tow/escort line: Emergency towline 100m x 48mm Dyneema Rope

Navigation equipment

Radar: 1 Furuno Radar FAR-2177BB & 1 Simrad RA 90
Electronic Chart System: 1 x Furuno Tecdis T-2424 Panel Computer
Compass: 1 x Simrad GC 80
Autopilot: 1 x Simrad AP 70 MK2
Echo Sounder: 1 x FE 700
Navtex: 1 x Mcmurdoc Nav 7
DGPS: 1 x Simrad GN 33. 1 x Furuno GP 150
AIS: 1 x Jotron TR8000
Log: 1 x B&N

Communication equipment

General: GMDSS installation in accordance with IMO regulations for vessels operating within Sea Area A2
GMDSS Radio MF/HF Transceivers & DSC: 1 x Sailor CU 5100
GMDSS VHF with DSC: Sailor 7224 VHF/DSC
GMDSS EPIRB: 2 x Jotron Tron 60S
GMDSS SART: 2 x Sailor Sart 2
GMDSS Inmarsat C: 1 x TT 3026M
Satellite Communication System: Lars Thrane LT 3100 Iridium
Mobile Telephone: GSM, Mob nr 004748994588


Single cabins: 3 x Single cabins
Double cabins: 2 x Double cabins
Office: 2 x Office
Other: Messroom, Dayroom, Laundry, Galley, Washroom

Lifesaving / rescue

Approved lifesaving appliances for: LSA approved for 6 persons
Liferafts: 2 x 16 persons. Type: Viking 16DK+S30
Rescue/MOB boat: Dayfer S.L. SV-420 with 25 HP Yamaha outboard engine