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Grampian Venture

Grampian Venture

Grampian Venture on location at the Ross Field, 30 miles NE of Fraserburgh.

    Former Names:
    1982-00   Stirling Puck
    1987-00   Sandhaven
    1990-00   GRAMPIAN VENTURE

    Shiptype   Platform Supply Ship
    IMO 8104333
    MMSI No.   232836000
    Call Sign   GCLH
    Flag   United Kingdom
    Port of Registry   Aberdeen

    Owner: Craig & Sons Ltd - Aberdeen
    Operator:    North Star Shipping Aberdeen

    Built: 1982-09 Richards (Shipbuilders) Ltd. - Lowestoft Yard/hull No.: 555
    Standard design:Clyde 252; Hull Material:Steel; Hull Connections:Welded; Decks:1 dk; Bulbous bow

    Length Overall   52.130  
    Length (BP)   45.750
    Length (Reg)   46.780  
    Breadth Extreme   11.210  
    Breadth Moulded    11.040
    Draught   4.141  
    Depth   4.700
    Gross   766  
    Net   229
    Deadweight   955  
    Formula Deadweight   1,048

    1 oil engine with clutches, flexible couplings & single reduction geared to screw shaft driving 1 Directional propeller at 323 rpm
    Total Power: Mcr 956kW (1,300hp)
    Service Speed: 10.50kts
    Design: Yanmar, Engine Builder: Yanmar Diesel Engine Co. Ltd. - Niigata
    1 x T260L-ST, 4 Stroke, Single Acting, In-Line (Vertical)
    6 Cy. 260 x 330, Mcr: 956 kW (1300 hp) at 720 rpm
    Thrusters: 1 Water jet (f)

    Iain Maciver SY
    Jun 15 2009 03:20 PM
    I'm aboard her, took this from one of the FRC's. She involved in the Piper Alpha Disaster and two of her crew were killed in an FRC under the rig. There's a plaque on the bridge in memory of them.
    Hi Iain

    Well post a photograph of the plaque please  O0


    Steve E.
    nice pic lain r you still onboard there ?, im on the defender i have been on venture only as passenger when ive been doing over time needed a run home .

    Iain Maciver SY
    Jun 15 2009 07:28 PM
    My uncle is one of the skippers of the Defender (Calum Macaulay). Do you sail with him??? I'm still on the Venture for now. Just took this photo last weekend. O0
    yes calum is the back to back skipper with me , hes away just now just left on saturday he keeps in touch by email sometimes during his trip fine man to get on with