She has a GT of 93147 making her one of the larger visitors to Tranmere and
is 285m, long 50m wide with a draft of 9.2m.
She was built by Dewoo SB & ME Corporation, Okpo, KR as Yard No 5316 in 2011.
Operated by KNOT offshore a limited partnership formed to own, operate and acquire shuttle tankers under long-term charters of five years or more she is part of a small fleet of four shuttle tankers contributed by Knutsen Offshore Tankers AS and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) a Japanese company with a fleet of approximately 800 vessels, including bulk carriers, container ships, tankers and other specialized vessels.
Bodil Knutsen operates under long-term charters with major oil and gas companies engaged in offshore production such as BG Group, Statoil and Transpetro.
As a shuttle tanker she specialises in the transport of crude oil and condensates from offshore oil field installations to onshore terminals and refineries and is equipped with sophisticated loading systems and dynamic positioning systems that allow the vessels to load cargo safely and reliably from oil field installations even in harsh weather conditions. She is based on a design developed in the North Sea in the 1970's as an alternative to pipelines.
Main propulsion consists of a MAN B&W engine (21,770kW) with five auxillary MAN B&W engines, three rated at 4,500kW with the remaining two at 2,310kW
enabling her to make 15.7 knots.
Picture taken 8 February 2013