The MV Paul Johansen has gone through an extensive multi-year refit resulting in the replacement or renewing of all major systems:
The original twin Detroit Diesels remain although extensive renewing of them and their ancillary parts and systems has been completed.
Three new Northern Lights generators are in place and have the capability to drive redundant hydraulic systems in addition to generating the necessary 230v/50hz three phase power for vessel operations.
All navigation equipment has been replaced with redundant systems including sensors and displays by Furuno, Nobletec and Maretron.
All communications equipment has been replaced with redundant systems including KVH VSAT; Iridium Pilot and Satellite Phones; and Icom VHF and SSB.
An extensive network of Maretron sensors and displays enable the monitoring of essential vessel systems and operations throughout the vessel.
Tenders and Cranes
Two new Achilles tenders with Yamaha four-stroke engines adorn the upper deck while new state-of-the-art Steelhead Marine cranes have been installed on the upper and fore decks.
All safety equipment has been replaced with redundant kit. Safety gear includes Viking Pro life rafts; Mustang immersion suits and life vests; ACR EPIRB and PLBs; and fully provisioned ditch bags.