ZEUS | CABLE LAYER
The Zeus-class Offshore Carrier replaces the well known tug barge operations for the laying of cables for military purposes, with a multi role, multi tasking vessel, giving the opportunity to combine fuel efficiency (both heavy oil and gasoil) with speed and power as required.
Tested in various sea-conditions and with the requirements for enhanced DP2 the vessel shows an excellent seakeeping behaviour. With crew comfort and cargo limitations in mind accellerations are reduced by the hull form and its seakeeping ability. Well tested and documented the vessel is an ideal platform for offshore operations.
Zeus' main value is it's large unobstructed deck: a flat deck with loading up to 20 tons/m² and on specific positions up to 200 tons this vessel is a powerful unit. A crew of 89 sailors, including full time Navy personnel and reservists, make up the crew of the NHS Slinger and Catapult.