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Atlantic Marine & Aviation LLP - Brighton | Great Yarmouth

Carrier Cableship



Cable Ship Operations Configuration

Atlantic Carrier can mobilise a full cable lay and cable repair spread within 48 hrs.

The system composes of stern cable shute, 2 cable highways, two cable swan necks, cable quadrant & control cabins, 2 x 5 ton cable engines and a cable engine pair, all of which are fitted in modular fashion using twist locks, directly to the deck. It is normally possible to mobilise the structural cable spread within a day! In addition, carousel or reel drives can be supplied on request.

Subsea power cable lay and cable repair is possible in the most demanding environments, with KPOS DP2 Dynamic Positioning and the six point mooring as a powerful combination.

Our charter client over the period of 2014/2015 had this to say about us:

“In my opinion Atlantic Carrier’s vessel and shore based men have done fine work and can compare themselves favourably to any cable pulling vessel we have had on this site. Taking account of the fact that the competition on this site included well experienced cable contractors SIEM, VSMC and well experienced sub-sea/trenching contractor Fugro, it is an achievement of note.

Starting a cable laying entity from scratch is a tall order, having the forbearance to stick with the trials and tribulations as it develops from nothing to a cable laying machine requires quality men and machines and the Atlantic Carrier team has delivered”.

Where position keeping is critical and demanding , Atlantic Carrier is the right choice for your offshore DSV, supply and subsea operational support
Conversion: Now fitted with:
  • Kongsberg DP2 – DNV DPS2
  • Pedastal construction crane: 40tons @ 28m
  • 6 point mooring (6 x 50T winches) with bridge control and >600m wire for up to 6 x 7.5T Delta flipper anchors (not included)

Cable lay / Cable Repair / ROV / using DP2 & six point mooring, >770SqM of deck, a large moon pool and plenty of accommodation.

Track record: 2014 inter array cable lay on UK North Sea windfarm. Capable of operations in high current areas (where current regularly exceeded 3 knots) and installing a 1 klm cable with both ends pulled and prepared in under 24 hours.

Atlantic Carrier has a modular cable system, capable of mobilisation within a few days, there are two cable highways and the ship can lay off on either port or starboard sides of the cable shute for sub-sea cable lay and cable repairs/jointing.

Where position keeping is critical and demanding, Atlantic Carrier is the right choice of offshore DSV, supply and sub-sea operational support. She is fitted with twin bow and twin stern thrusters in conjunction VP props. In combination with the new 2014 KPOS Konsberg DP system, an Ulstien rollys Royce joystick for backup and manual operations and her Atlas 6 point mooring with bridge control the ship offers station keeping and cable lay in either DP or anchored mode and a smooth transition between either whilst still laying. A high level of mobile control in over 40 knots of wind and currents >3-4 knots.


Type: UT 705

Built: 1974/converted 2001/2914

Classification: Det Norske Veritas DNV*1A1 DPS 2

Dynamic positioning: Konsberg Simrad KPOS 2 referenced with twin gyro, three DPGPS and with Simrad HIPAP HP501 system with two remote transducers, and fan beam capability. ROV follow mode. Cable lay mode.

Six point mooring: 6 x 4 ton line pull 100 ton brake load winches. 2 fwd, 2 midships and 2 stern with 700m wire on each, capable of up to 10 tons delta flipper anchors (not included) with bridge control on all anchor handling and ship/anchor manoeuvres.

Cable Engines x 2 | Cable Shute | Cable Highways x 2 | Control Shacks | Quadrant.