She has an overall length of 26m with a 10.4m breadth and 3.35m draught which decreases to 2.6m when the vessel is fully loaded,
Her deck has a cargo capacity of 70t.
Powered by two Doosan engines (800hp at 1800rpm) with twin 1700mm
propellers in nozzles she has a service speed of 10 knots. A Doosan Auxiliary
engine (350hp) and 86kw generator are also provided in addition to a Kort KT170 bow thruster.
She was designed by MacDuff Ship Design who are Naval Architects / Marine Consultants based in MacDuff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The vessel was built and fitted out in two half's (port and starboard sections) in the Ipswich factory of Kocurek Excavators before being transported by low loader to Shotley where the two sections were welded together on the beach. She entered the water overnight on the 17/18 April 2012 and completed sea trials later the same month.
Bollard Pull is 23.5t
Deck equipment includes a 200t crane and accommodation is provided on board for six crew in three twin berth cabins together with a galley and mess room.
She is designed for towing, dive support, anchor handling, support operations and a variety of other roles.
Suffolk Spirit is operated by Shire Marine who are based in Ipswich.
MMSI - 2350915030
REG - UK, Ipswich
IMO - 9676917
Call Sign - 2FIG9
Work Vessel / Tug
Built - Kocurek, Ipswich, UK
L 26m W 10.4m
GT - 146
Year - 2012
Liverpool, 17 March 2014