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Old 23 February 2009, 04:38   #11
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ARRC -Autonomous Rescue and Recovery Craft

At the time of build (and now I believe) the ARRC is the smallest vessel in the world to be designated as fully autonomous.
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Old 23 February 2009, 15:33   #12
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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 ?
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Old 24 February 2009, 03:43   #13
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Looks like it was a BP platform.
The lifeboats on board the platform are like the ones on ships, totally enclosed and displacement.

Reading about it the cloud base was BELOW the helideck level.
yep ...I was HLO last monday and turned the flight back ...oddly ....the millar platform where the jigsaw chopper is parked (bond 1) got a flight in and they are only 8 miles from us.....I came home late last tuesday and the cloud base wasn't much better
been on the jigsaw chopper a few times ....very well equiped and the pilots are normally 20 years north sea flying experiance ....
re-fuelled 4 navy sea kings last trip ....they are doing a lot of excercises in bergen ....that is a cracker of a chopper....makes the puma look tottie.

56C went down in 95 ...with everyone rescued ....you'll see it on discovery every so often.....best landing on water ever....didnt even get feet wet when transfering to liferaft, the oil co tried to hide everyone in a hotel away from the media but they sent a girl to marks and spencers to buy clothes for everyone but came back with yellow jumpers and rupert bear trousers so they were quite easy to spot.


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FRC means Fast Rescue Craft Used to be Searider 6's with twins or Delta's now moving towards hard tube diesels with jets for safety. Check out Norsafe or Delta
...And before that they were 5m Humbers, fitted out by Delta with (I believe) a single Yam 40 on the transom! (which is probably why most were retired in the early 80s.....)
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Old 02 March 2009, 06:43   #15
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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
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Oh interesting . I was paying too much attention to the Automated bit of the description. Thanks . I now understand abit more about what they are doing. Its something I doubt I'll ever get to see 1st hand , but I can wish .
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the last place you would ever want to be is on a standby boat...trust me!!!
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Old 02 March 2009, 10:46   #18
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I'd do it ( maybe just once from what you say! ) just for the experience .
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Old 02 March 2009, 11:08   #19
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Didn't one of the trawler/guard vessels sink a while back? Can't remember it's name.
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