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Grampian Venture

Grampian Venture

    Hi Kev

    Former Names:
    1982-00 Stirling Puck
    1987-00 Sandhaven

    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)


    Steve E.
    hi steve , this was my first mates job in north star she is a cracking little ship. on the night of the piper alpha she was one of the standby boats there and was called sandhaven. there is a brass plate on the bridge in memory of the crew that were lost from her. its been about 14 year since i was on her but i am pretty sure it was her boat crew, someone on here might be able to put me right as its so long ago.
    Hi Terry

    Yes unfortunately two crewmen on a fast rescue boat launched from the standby vessel Sandhaven, and six Piper Alpha crewmen they had rescued from the water were killed when the MCP01 riser failed at 22.50. Sean Ennis was the Master on the Sandhaven.


    Steve E.
    cheers steve i wasnt sure how many it was.