Brief Details

Built : November 1984
Rebuilt / Refurbished : 1989 / 1992
Class : DNV + 1A1 Barge RE Floating Hotel (EO)
Length overall : 96.35 m
Width overall : 30.25 m
Depth moulded to bargedeck : 6.00 m
Height from keel to top of radioroom : 24.95 m
Operation draft : 2.90 m
Mooring and towing : Two 12 tons electro hydraulic capstans
One 20 tons single drum electro hydraulic anchor / mooring wire winch aft.
One complete towing bridal / pennat wire arrangement forward.
One emergency towing wire attached along side.
Fresh water storage : 925 tons
Fresh water production : 2 x 100 ton / 24 h
Fuel oil storage : 800 tons
Lubrication oil : 10 tons
Sludge oil : 26 m3
Bilge water : 26 m3
Grey water : 300 tons
Black water : 95 tons
Ballast water : 1300 tons
Generators : 3 x 800kW Caterpillar diesel generators, type 3512 DJ-TA
1 x 155kW Caterpillar emergency generator, type 3306 DJ-TA
Cranage : Travelling hoist aft. With retractable cantiliver beams over side. Max. capacity 3 tons.
Sewage system : E-vac, vacuum system with holding tank.
Shore connection : electrical power, fresh water, grey water, black water, sludge alarm, telephone, telex, fax
Helideck : suitable for Sikorsky S61
Communications : Satcom / SSB. RJ45 network wired offices

  As built Possibilities
Double rooms 127 294 (cabins)
Single rooms 32 36
Apartments 2 1
Offices 12 8
The vessel has a fully equiped galley. One restaurant, night club, laundry, reception, conference room, change rooms, storage, chiller rooms, freezer romms, etc. Capacity air conditioned accommodation for up to 750 persons.




  1. Vessel
  2. Design
  3. Year of Construction
  4. Flag
  5. Classification
  6. Regulatory Body Approvals
  7. Operational Limitations
  8. Design Criteria and Environmental Limits
  9. Principal Dimensions and Drafts
  10. General Construction and Structural Arrangement
  1. Outline Layout and Facilities distributed on each floor
  2. Number of rooms
  3. Room equipment in double and single bed rooms
  4. Dining / Night club facilities
  5. Galley and Provision Storage Facilities
  6. Conference Facilities
  7. Staff Change and Locker Rooms
  8. Laundry
  9. Elevators
  10. Offices
  1. Heating and Ventilation System
  2. Waste, Sludge Oil and Sewage Treatment
  3. Fire Detection and Alarm System
  4. Water Sprinkler System for Accommodations
  5. F.W. System / Hot Water System
  6. Sanitary Water System
  1. Mooring Equipment
  2. Towing
  3. Arrangements
  4. Provisions / Store Handling
  5. Navigation Lighting
  1. Arrangement of Machinery Rooms
  2. Power Plant
  3. Engine Alarm System
  4. Piping System
  5. Bunker Station
  6. Fresh Water Production
  1. Fuel Oil Tanks
  2. Potable Water Tanks
  3. Ballast Water Tanks
  4. Grey Water Tanks
  5. Black Water Tanks
  6. Fresh Water Production
  1. Power Distribution
  2. Emergency Power
  3. Lighting
  4. Deck Lighting
  5. Personal Address System




This specification describes generally the arrangement, equipment and standards of materials and components for the Floating Hotel.

The Floating Hotel fulfills in the specification given requirements for a comlete accommodation system, including living-, restaurant-, sanitary-, office-, public-, service-, engine-, store-, and kitchen spaces.

1.1 Vessel


1.2 Design

Purpose built barge with an accommodation block on top.

1.3 Year of Construction

The Mattson Group Newbuilding No. 169.
Delivered 1984 / Refurbished/Upgraded 1989.

1.4 Flag

St Vincent & the Grenadines

1.5 Classification

Det Norske Veritas, Class + 1A1, Barge RE, Floating Hotel.

1.6 Regulatory Body Approvals

The vessel is designed and built in accordance with the rules of:

- National Swedish Administrations of Shipping and Navigation of machinery spaces.

- International Convention For Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS) 1974, where applicable.

- International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate.

- National Regulations for Tonnage Measurement.

Above regulation requirements do not involve possible notations which foreign national or local authorities might have at the future mooring site.

1.7 Operational Limitations

The Vessel is designed for operation in sheltered waters and/or moored along a quayside or pier.  For offshore use, the unit can be floated onto and fixed to an oceangoing offshore deck barge, subject to statutory requirements.

1.8 Design Criteria And Environment Limits

Wind speed (10m above sea level) 80 knots (1 hr mean)
Wind speed (10m above sea level) 110 knots (1 min gust)

1.9 Principal Dimensions and Drafts

Length over all 96.35m
Width moulded 30.25m
Depth moulded to barge deck 6.00m
Total height above keel 24.95m
Height of Ground Floor - 3rd Floor 3.10m
Height of 4th Floor - 5th Floor 2.80m
Internal heights not less than 2.30m
Operation draught 2.90m
Displacement abt. 8500 tonnes
Metacentric height abt. 20m

1.10 General Construction and Structural Arrangement

The hull is a flat top steel barge, on which an accommodation deckhouse is arranged.

The Hotel is fitted with about 160 rooms with showers and toilets. The barge is equipped with necessary towing arrangements . The barge has two continuous steeldecks, tanktop and maindeck. Below the tanktop double bottom tanks are used for ballast water, bunker, drain water and bilge etc. Between the tanktop and maindeck the space is arranged with machinery rooms, control room, workshop, garbage disposal, provision and stores, preparation rooms, laundry and a void space (abt. 650 m2), which easily could be converted to a nightclub, offices etc.

The deckhouse is located on pillars evenly distributed on the main deck. The space in between forms a closed cofferdam abt. 950mm high with access through a number of manholes at all sides for easy access and maintanence.


2.1 Outline Layout and Facilities distributed on each floor

Lower Deck: Public Areas incl. Void space (650 m2)
Machinery rooms
Control room &
Storage area, for food, linen and spares (500 m2)
Diesel fuel tanks
Fresh water tanks
Water ballast
Catering personal changing room
Electrical store
Staff canteen
12 public toilets

1st level: 3 single and 11 double bed rooms w/bathrooms, each 14.4-44 m2
Main restaurant, up to 200 seats, 360.0 m2
Kitchen, 125.0 m2
1 Refrigerator room +2?/+4?C, 5.8 m2
1 Frozen food room -25?C, 5.4 m2
Kitchen office and restaurant room
2 Toilet rooms male and female in restaurant
Luggage room
Night Club, 150.0 m2
4 Public toilets
Change rooms/showers

2nd level: 5 single and 39 double bed rooms w/bathrooms, each 14.4-30 m2
Stores for linen, etc.
Stairs, lifts, corridors
Fitness centre with sauna, solarium and conference
Change room/shower
2 Public toilets

3rd level: 5 single and 39 double bed rooms w/bathrooms, each 14.4-44 m2
2 Conference rooms
Changing rooms/showers
Stores for linen, etc.
Stairs, lifts, corridors
2 Public toilets

4th level: 6 single and 38 double bed rooms w/bathrooms, each 14.4-44 m2
3 Conference rooms
Change rooms/showers
2 Public toilets

5th level: Fan room and Air conditioning plant
Management suit
14 two-bed rooms w/bathrooms, each 12.5 m2
Administration office
Outdoor restaurant, bar and dance floor

6th level: 1 mini-suite, with 2 bedrooms, lounge and pantry
Telephone exchange room
Radio room

2.2 Number of rooms

   2 suites
127 double bed rooms
 33 single bed rooms
162 rooms

Mini suite, double bed rooms and single rooms can however easily be modified into 2-man cabins/rooms with private toilet/shower facilities, creating a total number of 290 rooms and 580 beds.

2.3 Room equipment in double and single bed rooms

2 (and 1 resp.) Berths
4 (and 2 resp.) Wardrobes
1 Table
1 Chair
1 Writing desk with mirror above
1 Corner shelf
2 (and 1 resp.) Ceiling lights
1 Table light
2 (and 1 resp.) Toilet
2 (and 1 resp.) Handwash basin
2 (and 1 resp.) Mirror
2 (and 1 resp.) Mirror light with shaving outlet
2 (and 1 resp.) Shower

2.4 Dining/night club facilities

Dining facilities are arranged in two rooms with a total seating capacity for 250 persons and an area of 510 m2.

Messrooms Area Seats
Dining Room 360 m2 180
Coffee room/Night club 150 m2 80

Both the Dining Room and Coffee Room are arranged with self-service counters.

2.5 Galley and Provision Storage Facilities

A fully equipped galley capable of serving 400 meals in 45 minutes is provided.

Galley 100 m2
Scullery 25 m2
Self-service area 50 m2
Preparation rooms (2) 35 m2
Vegetable store (1) 25 m2
Cold provision store (2) 45 m2
Meat and Fish store 52 m2
Provision store 90 m2

All galley exhaust ducts have Fire Extinguishing System.

2.6 Conference Facilities

Conference facilities are arranged in ten rooms with a total area of 486 m2.

Conference Rooms Area Seats
3rd level 64 m2
3rd level 85 m2
4th level 57 m2
4th level 43 m2
4th level 43 m2

2.7 Staff Change and locker rooms

The rooms contain suitable facilities.

Ten changing rooms are arranged, two on each deck, with one locker for each person. Showers, hand washbasins and toilets are arranged in connection with the changing rooms.

2.8 Laundry

One laundry on barge level with washing machines, dry tumbles etc. in three lines fully equipped to cater for full service.

Linen stores and cleaning lockers

A Central Linen Store is arranged close to the Laundry. From this Store the Linen will be transported to the Clean Linen Stores, two on each deck.

There are two cleaning lockers situated on each floor for storage and handling of cleaning equipment.

2.9 Elevators

There are three elevators serving all floors and one elevator for provision between kitchen and provision stores.

2.10 Offices

Present total office facilities are sub-divided as shown below.

m2 Desks

Barge Level - one engine office 10 1
- one stores office 9 1

1st level - one kitchen office 6 1
- administration office 60

5th level - one large admin. office 200 12


3.1 Heating Ventilation System

Type DUOVENT MINIDUCT for individual temperature control in each cabin and automatic control for public rooms.

2 (two) Air handler units, Norsk Viftefabrikk A/S
2 (two) Cooling units, Carrier 30HS140
2 (two) Condensor units, ASARUM KDVA-12

Capacity each unit:

Air handler: Heating 800.000 kcal/h (3.174.600 Btu/h)
Air flow 55.000 m3/h (1.942.300 Cu.ft)
Cooling unit: Cooling capacity 338 KW
Condenser: Condensing capacity 224 KW at =36 degC.

All areas fully air conditioned

3.2 Waste, sludge oil and sewage treatment

1 (one) Incinerator Golar Marine type GS-500
Max temperature in combustion chamber 1400?C (2500?F)
Capacity: 70 kg/h (150 lbs/h) of solid waste defined as follows:

"Refuse consisting of an approximately even mixture of rubbish and garbage by weight and containing up to 50% moisture and up to 7% incombustibles."

Sludge oil with particles up to 8 mm (3/8")
Sludge and solid phase from the sewage plant.

1 (one) Vacuum sanitary system, type EVAK

1 (one) Sanitary collecting tank, capacity 10 m3 (355 cu.ft)

1 (one) Waste Water treatment unit, Atlas type UWWU.
Separator sewage into one solid and one liquid phase.

The liquid is chemically treated to kill bacteria and form a clear liquid and sludge. The liquid is then discharged overboard, the sludge and solid phase is delivered to the incinerator plant. The Sanitary discharge can also be pumped directly into an existing system on shore.

3.3 Fire Detection and Alarm System

All rooms are equipped with fire alarm system of type smoke and heat detection and arranged in accordance with regulations. Alarm panels are arranged in engine control with repeater panel adjacent to the Reception.

Fire fighting system, see section 5.4.

3.4 Water Sprinkler System for accommodation

The entire accommodation quarters are protected by an automatic water sprinkle system, including all cabins.

3.5 F.W.-System / Hot Water System

Fresh water supply is provided through a circulating piping system with one pump constantly running and with orrificed return to F.W. tank. Filters and sterilisers are built in after circulation pumps. One pump as stand-by.

Hot water (60 degr.C) to accommodation, galley etc through heat exchanger from engine cooling system or boiler in boiler room and 45KW electric heater.

3.6 Sanitary, Water System

The discharge water is divided in two systems, one grey water and one black water system.

The grey water comes form all showers, wash basins, laundry and kitchen and is discharged into one of three grey water tanks by gravity. The grey water tanks are situated in the double bottom. The black water comes from the toilets and is discharged into a collecting tank by a vacuum system and then either treated and/or discharged into a black water tank in the double bottom.


4.1 Mooring Equipment

One hydraulic capstans forward and one aft mounted in the centre line.
One hydraulic winch with nock installed on the aft part of main deck.
One emergency anchor with wire is installed and bollards and fairleads are mounted for the normal fixed mooring.

4.2 Towing Arrangements

One main and one emergency towing arrangement is installed in accordance with class- and national rules.

Special protection for deck house walls, doors, windows, etc. will be used during towing condition. Arrangement of protection to be approved by Classification Society. No extra protection for open water towing included.

4.3 Provisions / Stores Handling

Special attention is paid to easiest possible transport arrangements on the shore side for provisions, spare parts, catering, etc. All goods, will be lowered to the Lower deck by means of a travelling crane with a capacity of 3 tons and moved to its storage position by a pallet lifter.

4.4 Navigation Lighting

Permanent lanterns for towing, anchorage and not under command are arranged. Lanterns for propan gas supply. Operation time of lantern is about one month without refilling of gas bottles.


5.1 Arrangement of Machinery Rooms

The machinery rooms, located on Lower Deck, are of normal standard concerning main entrance, floors, emergency exits etc. Each room has two exits. One flush bolted hatch is provided for easy handling of larger machinery parts etc.

Emergency generator: One emergency diesel generator with automatic start for fire main supply, emergency lighting etc.

Workshop: Engine workshop is arranged with work benches, drilling machine, lathe, welding equipment, storage cabinets and shelves.

Boiler room: One boiler for hot water, calorifiers, F.W.-generator, Vacuum system, Sewage treatment plant and pumps. Ballast manifold and pumps.

5.2 Power Plant

Three diesel generators are installed of which one is stand-by. The diesel motors are intended to use marine diesel/gas oil. Each generator is arranged for parallel running.

Automatic starting, automatic synchronizing and load sharing system is provided for all generators.

Any generator is for stand-by operation.

Normal operation: All equipment for ventilation, heating, galley, sewage and auxliary machinery equipment in operating, load factor about 0.85. In lower temperture range, all generators may be running. Remote starting and stopping of diesel generators from engine room control panel and local starting and stopping is arranged. Daily service/settling tank for F.O. oil is installed, which is served directly by a small electric driven separator.

Diesel generators are installed with consideration to noise, vibration transmission and easy maintenance. Pipes elastically connected.
Exhaust pipes from engine rooms are collected in one funnel. Each pipe is insulated to reduce heat transmission and elastic supports are installed to reduce to elongation.

5.3 Engine Alarm System

Alarm systems for generator installation is arranged in engine room for L.O., exhaust, cooling etc. to safeguard proper service. Alarm sub-panels are installed in crew accommodation and reception. Failure alarms are provided for sanitary systems and connected to sub-panel.

5.4 Piping System

The main lines, cabelling etc. on deck is arranged in cofferdams below the accommodation erection with deck penetrations in deck area above machinery rooms.

All piping in accommodation, vent, ducting and cables are built in with manholes for easy access, Main branches are routed in vertical pipe recesses with necessary valves, distribution boxes etc.

A low temperature, F.W.cooling/recirculation system is provided. Each diesel has its own high temperature F.W. cooling system which is fitted with cooler and individual thermo regulations.

Fire Fighting System:
A. Accommodation - The main fire fighting system with pumps and hydrants is arranged in accordance with regulations. Intakes general in use are fitted to seachests. Portable fire extinguishers, fire fighting equipment and fir-stations are provided.

Sprinkler system in all accommodation rooms, with automatically release at 68 degr.C(155 degr.F). Automatic warning and identification of actual area.

B. Engine Room - For total flooding a Halon system is arrange. Romote control and indication panel for Halon system is placed in fire control centre.

Ballast system:
The ballast system will service 4 tanks forward and 4 tanks aft for trimming purpose.

Bilge water system:
Bilge lines are arranged in engine room oiler room and incinerator room and run to a bilge water tank. From this tank the bilge water can be run to a shore connection or though a bilge water separator where the oil will be discharged into a sludge tank and the water discharged either overboard or to the shore connection.

Fuel oil system:
F.O. is transferred to service tank via a separator. F.O. supply lines are fitted with changeable high grade filter arrangement.

Lub oil system:
Lub oil tank of sufficient size is installed (abt. 10 cam). Filling from bunker station SB. Filling line to engines though self drain. Consumed oil is stored in 9 sludge tanks for later discharge to bunker station via discharge pump.

5.5 Bunker Station

Suitable piping and pumps for discharge to shore facilities of sludge and sewage are arranged. Easy accessible bunker station for fuel oil, lab oil and fresh water are provided on both SB and P-side, aft.

5.6 Fresh Water Production

A reverse osmosis fresh water set with a total capacity of 100 cam/24 hrs is installed in the workshop and evaporator with a total capacity of abt. 100 cam/24 hrs is installed in the boiler room.


6.1 Fuel Oil tanks


Approximately 940 cubic metres

6.2 Potable Water Tanks

Approximately 925 cubic metres

6.3 Ballast Water Tanks

Approximately 1350 cubic metres

6.4 Grey Water Tanks

Approximately 300 cubic metres

6.5 Black Water Tanks

Approximately 100 cubic metres

6.6 Fresh Water Production

Approximately 2X100 cubic metres/24 hrs


7.1 Power Distribution

A.C 440 V, 60 Hz, 3 phase for large equipment
A.C 220 V, 60 Hz, 3 phase for general equipment
D.C 24 V, for alarm-, communication systems etc.

Electric main switch board is arranged in engine control room. Distribution centrals are located in suitable numbers throughout the Floating Hotel. Centrals in accommodation are located in the pipe recesses on each deck. Normal marine standard for lighting, sockets, etc are provided. Sockets for welding machine are provided in engine room workshop and on deck aft. In main switchboard layout preferential overload tripping functions of non-essential consumer are built in with remote alarm indication to both crew accommodation and reception office.

7.2 Emergency Power

An emergency diesel generator (located in separate engine room on main deck SB aft) is used as an emergency source for fire pump, emergency lighting and fire alarm system. Diesel engine is provided with battery start with remote start and stop from fire control centre. Emergency batteries are provided with constant charging.

7.3 Lighting

All spaces are fitted with lighting of fluorescent type. Distribution boxes for cabins are fitted with automatic fuses. Suitable number of sockets are arranged. Lamp sockets in shower rooms are equipped with shaver sockets.

7.4 Deck Lighting

Suitable flood lights are arranged for illumination of following places:

1. Foredeck with mooring equipment
2. Aft deck with mooring equipment and monorail area covering aft deck loading area, SB-shipside and quayside and working boat embarkation area.
3. Gangways
4. Accommodation external bulk heads and funnel.

Outside passages are provided with normal marine lights enough to provided safe passages.

7.5 Personal Address System

A PA-system is installed covering corridors, day rooms, restaurant, reception and changing rooms.


One electrically driven gantry crane is installed on the aft deck.
Capacity 3 tonnes.
Outreach about 5 metres outside each side of the barge.



A number of lifebuoys are arranged along the Vessel side.


The Floating Hotel is arranged with safety signs for emergency exits, fire fighting equipment etc.