Analysis of operational and seakeeping aspects in the design of PSV type for the colombian caribbean sea


  • Cinthya Marcela Medina Rodríguez


The Colombia is currently in the search for oil and gas on the sea as new exploratory frontiers so as to incorporate new reserves. With the beginning of maritime operations, the need to dispose of large offshore structures that allow the extraction and separation of oil and gas before transport to land. Most of these platforms require specific support and supply vessels, carrying a variety of loads, from liquid and bulk up general cargo, and various specific activities such as towing, rescue people in case of accidents, fire fighting and positioning anchor handling. In the offshore industry is known as PSV (Platform Supply Vessels). This work has as main goal the design of PSV's type to suit the environmental and operational conditions of the Colombian Caribbean sea.