Osiris Projects latest custom-build vessel Bibby Athena is due to arrive in the UK for the first time in the next few days.
Built by French shipbuilders Socarenam, the vessel was constructed to the same high specifications as the company’s successful Semi-SWATH catamaran Bibby Tethra launched in 2011.
The vessel includes a number of subtle enhancements including a full rate dual head RESON multi-beam system, larger moonpool and high capacity deck-crane.
Bibby Athena is a 27.5m purpose built semi-swath coastal survey vessel.
Although Bibby Athena is the same overall length as Bibby Tethra at 27.5m, the vessel benefits from subtle enhancements, including an enlarged bridge which houses the on-line and off-line survey rooms and improved layout of the living space.
The addition of two forward Schottel pump jets, giving a total of four, and larger aft electric Schottel drive motors will provide an even more capable DP1 capacity and an increased generator size now provides over 850kVa of electrical power for on board systems.