Cummins Hotips#749b          December 2014

Photo courtesy of PIRIOU

The French boat builder PIRIOU has delivered the eleventh of their highly successful 53- by 10-meter Fast Supply and Intervention Vessels (FSIV) to Suisse Outremer AG to be operated by ABC Maritime AG. Built at the PIRIOU yard in Vietnam, the Karol W was turned over to the owners in October 2014. She is a sister ship to the FSIV Kacey delivered from the yard in May of 2014. The Kacey was on charter in Venezuela by September of this year.

The all aluminum boat is distinguished by a plumb bow that is noted for providing an improved performance and comfort at sea. The boat is classed by BV as I ✠HULL ✠MACH Fire fighting ship 1 -water spraying; Crew boat sea area 3 ✠DYNAPOS AM/AT R , SDS

Capacities on the vessel include accommodation for up to ten crewmembers, seating for 48 off-shore workers and two single, owner’s cabins, each complete with their own head. A large, 242-square-meter cargo deck is capable of carrying up to 226 tons. With a molded hull depth of 4.4 meters the FSIV has tankage for 135 cubic meters of fuel oil.

Four Cummins V-16-cylinder KTA50-M2 main engines provide propulsion. They each deliver 1342 kW (1800 HP) to Hamilton water jets. Combined with a pair of 150 kW bow thrusters, and controlled by a Class 2 Dynamic Positioning, the vessel has remarkable maneuvering and station keeping abilities. The combined 5368 kW (7200 HP) gives the Karol W to speed of 20 knots loaded and 30 knots light ship.

For further information:

Nadine Rolland

Communications Manager


Zl du Moros-B.P. 521

29185 Concarneau Cadex


Phone: +33(0)2 98 97 09 48





Elizabeth Zaitz

Communications Manager

Cummins Marine

Charleston, South Carolina

Phone 1 843 308 6698


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