Built to Lloyd’s Register SSC and NSCV Flag requirements, the vessel was launched in March 2019. The vessel designed to operate in the harsh conditions of the Pilbara region in North-Western Austalia, operating as a crew and pilot transfer vessel for Cape Preston Port Company.
M/V Ardea features generous tunnel clearances forward and aft and operating efficiency and comfort, plus robust fendering via a combination of aircraft tyres, rubber D fender and PE pipe.
22 knots at 100% MCR with maximum deadweight, 31 passengers and 4 crew
The vessel is powered by two Cummins QSK19 diesel engines driving two Kamewa 45A3 waterjets.