Originally Posted by Blackroady
So is the ERRV on the water 24 hours a day ?
And 100% automated ! WOW - out there in that sea - with all that big metal stuff sticking up ! Surely it does actually have people on it though? Can it be remotely operated then if they all fall out ?
Can you tell I know nothing about this stuff but find it very interesting ?
ERRV is also known as a stanby vessel and it is permanently on station, but it's not automatic at all I'm unsure as to how you thought that? . It would have a dynamic positioning system facility but that's about it.
They have around 12 crew Master, Mate, Engineer, 2nd engineer, medic, cook (who would double as a crewman in an emergency. and 6 crewmen who woul be a Coxswain and 2 boatmen for each of the two ribs the crewman would also be AB's andwork on the ship.
Some are converted deep sea trawlers and some are custom built ships check out Grampian shipping (might be Northstar) or Vroon