Ocean Rover’s machinery installation, wherever practical, meets MCA Code requirements. Fire fighting and bilge pumping systems are plumbed in steel and have secondary pumps outside of the engine room, to maintain systems if the engine room is compromised. The vessel has three main engines, giving extra redundancy in case of engine failure.
Ocean Rover is fitted with a pre-fabricated “Simpac” interior system. All wall and ceiling panels, doors, windows, watertight & weather-tight doors are approved for fire and safety by the American Bureau of Shipping, Lloyds & Bureau Veritas.
Perhaps the most unique aspect of Ocean Rover’s construction is that she was built by her own crew. From captain to cook, from dinghy-driver to deck-hand, all her crew members were people with special skills: welders, fitters, machinists, electricians, air-conditioning technicians, painters and diesel mechanics. Nearly all of them served on M/V Fantasea in the past and their input and experience during construction was invaluable.
To say that the crew knew the vessel intimately is an understatement; they know every centimeter, every weld, each nut and bolt. They are rightly proud of their creation and we are proud of them, the finest crew in all of the Andaman Sea.
And fast forward 23 years later, the Indonesian crew of Ocean Rover loves and is proud of her, like the Thai crew was!