Orange Apex

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Overview & Key Features


Name:                  M/V “Orange Apex”

Official Number: 841271

Call Sign:             VCA2068

MMSI:                   316036365

Port of Registry: Sarnia, Ontario

Built:  Porchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom by Fairey Brooke Marine Ltd.

Year Constructed: 1988

Material:  Aluminum Hull and Superstructure




Length:  11.57 meters (38 ft)

Beam:     3.80 meters (12.5 ft)

Draft:      1.02 meters (3.4 ft)

Gross Tonnage:          18.29 GT

Registered Tonnage:  14.99 GT


Propulsion Characteristics


Main Engines:  2 x CAT Marine Diesel Engines, Model 3208T providing 418kW (560 hp) total power

Propellers:       Twin shaft lines driving fixed pitch propellers in thrust tunnels

Rudders:          Twin hydraulically controlled rudders

Speed & Fuel Consumption


Total Internal Fuel Capacity:  1100 Litres (2 x 550 Litre Fuel Tanks)

Speed / Consumption Rate / Range / Endurance

17.5 kts (Maximum) / 125 L/hr / 150 NM / 8 hrs

14 kts (Cruise) / 82 L/hr / 185 NM / 13 hrs

12 kts (Economical) / 65 L/hr / 200 NM / 17 hrs

5 kts (Survey) / 13 L/hr / 610 NM / 82 hrs


Production:     2 x 150 Amp, 24 Volt DC Alternators (one per main engine), 1 x 3500 Watt, 120V/1ph/60hz, 30 Amp AC Hydraulic Generator

Storage:          Service & Engine Starting battery banks (4 x Marine Deep Cycle / bank)

Distribution:   24V Panels with 120V/1ph/60hz available via 3000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter

Shore Power: 120V/1ph/60hz, 30A Connection

Navigation Equipment

Electronic Chart System:  Furuno NavNet Time Zero Touch 2

Radar:  Furuno DRS6A-XN12A Model, 4 ft open array, X Band

AIS:       Furuno FA-50, Class B transponder

GPS:     Furuno NavNet Internal GPS Receiver

Satellite Compass, DGPS and Motion Sensor:  Furuno SCX-20

Fluxgate Compass:  Furuno PG-700

Autopilot:           Furuno Navpilot 300

Depth Sounder: Furuno RezBoost TZ Touch 2 with twin transducers

Speed Log:         Raymarine ST-50

Gyro:                   KVH Gyro Compass 

Wind Indicator:  Airmar Ultrasonic wind transducer with Heading, Gyro and GPS feed

Searchlights:     Dual, ship powered, high wattage search lights


Marine VHF Radios:      1 x ICom M506 VHF-DSC with Command Mic (Wheelhouse) & 1 x ICOM M324 VHF-DSC radio (Flybridge)

Handheld VHF Radio:    1 x Handheld, 5W VHF radio

VHF Direction Finder:   Taiyo Model TD-L1520  

Audible:                          Ship’s Whistle, Loudhailer & Horns


EPIRB:  McMurdo Smartfind E5 Plus - Auto Float Free

Emergency VHF: 2 x GPS enabled VHF-DSC Radios &  1 x Handheld VHF

Flares:   6 x Handheld, 6 x Parachute, 3 x Orange Smoke

Liferaft: Deck mounted, 8 person Survitec Life Raft, hydrostatically released

Firefighting equipment:   1 x 33ft Fire Hose with Adjustable nozzle, engine driven fire pump, 4 x manual Dry Chemical & CO2 fire extinguishers

Pyrogen extinguishing system for engine room & fuel tank space, 1 x diesel driven fire / salvage pump

Preventive Maintenance Program

Safety Management System (SMS)

Ship’s Safety Plan & Procedures

Deck Equipment & Features

Working Deck Space:   50 sq.ft Aft Deck, 100 sq.ft Forward Deck

A-Frame Crane:          1000 lbs WLL, 6 ft Height, 3 ft width, 3 ft transom extension (@ 25 degrees), small boat tender hoisting capability

Manual Davit Crane:   500 lbs WLL, 6 ft Height, 4 ft side reach, 30 ft of cable on manual reel, deck mounts on Port and Starboard aft sides

Multi-Beam and USBL Pole Mount: Stbd Side, Mid-deck footing for pole support


Anchors:         2 x 20 kg Delta Anchors with 30m anchor line and chain

Capstan:          5 Ton rated Anchor / Line Handling Capstan

Towing Posts: 2 x 25 Ton rated Towing Posts Forward & Aft

Boat Hooks:    2 x 10ft, foredeck mounted



Maximum Total Complement: 14 persons (2 crew, 12 passengers)

Seating:   6 pers in wheelhouse, 7 pers in Forward Compartment


Galley:  Mini-facilities in Wheelhouse via portable appliances (Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Maker)

Fresh Water: Embarked via portable containers

Black Water:  Via onboard Dry-Flush Marine Head

Operational Activities

Marine Science and Research

Ocean Technology R&D

ROV & Underwater Operations

Support to Diving  

Sea Bottom Mapping & Survey

Marine Infrastructure Inspections

Security & Monitoring Patrols

Marine Training and Education

Salvage & Recovery

Light / Specialized Cargo Transport

Crew Transfer & Resupply

Specialized Charter or Activities

*** Specifications are subject to change.  Information on webpage and datasheet is not guaranteed.  Contact us for up to date vessel details.

Orange Apex Datasheet