Barracks ship or barracks barge are terms used to indicate a ship or a non-self-propelled barge containing a superstructure of a type suitable for use as a temporary barracks for sailors. A barracks ship may also be used as a "Receiving Unit" for sailors who need temporary residence prior to being assigned to their ship. In civilian use the terms accommodation vessel or accommodation ship are used.
Barrack ships were common during the era of sailing ships when shore facilities were scarce or non-existent. Barrack ships were usually hulks. At times, barrack ships were also used as prison ships.
Use in World War II
Barracks ships in the combat area provided necessary residence for sailors and merchantmen whose ship had been sunk, or whose ship had been so damaged that on-board berthing was no longer possible. They were also used at advanced bases, and as mobile barracks for units such as construction battalions. Occasionally, they would be used for other roles such as providing office space.
KARACHI. Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) has planned to acquire a used AFRAMAX tanker, with a deadweight of 10,5000 tons, to expand its customer base in the tanker segment ... These vessels serve regions that do not have very large ports or offshore oil terminals to accommodate very large crude carriers and ultra-large crude carriers ... .
Norway’s Eidesvik Offshore has ...Siemens Gamesa first took the vessel on charter from Eidesvik Offshore in February 2016 to provide accommodation at a project in Germany ... Eidesvik Offshore owns a fleet of 17 vessels.
According to the company, the specialized vessel is ideally suited for offshore wind maintenance projects as well as the installation of wind turbine parts. With a 500 ton capacity, high outreach offshore crane, and a fully equipped accommodation block for up to 50 people, the reported that the vessel already has a strong track record.
This comes after the conglomerate in October announced that it had bagged a contract worth about $600 million for the engineering, procurement and construction of a vessel for the offshore renewable energy industry. The vessel is being built by KeppelOffshore & Marine's shipyard in the United States, Keppel AmFels.
This comes after the conglomerate in October announced that it had bagged a contract worth about $600 million for the engineering, procurement and construction of a vessel for the offshore renewable energy industry. The vessel is being built by KeppelOffshore & Marine's shipyard in the US, Keppel AmFELS.
STOCKHOLM--Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB on Thursday posted a better-than expected third-quarter net profit as net interest income rose while costs remained flat ... The majority of allowances taken were mainly related to the offshore portfolio, which includes rigs, accommodation rigs and platform support vessels ... .
SINGAPORE, 25 September 2020 - Offshore marine services provider, PACC Offshore Services Holdings ('POSH'), today announced that its two flagship offshore accommodation semi-submersible accommodation vessels ('SSAVs') - POSH Arcadia and POSH Xanadu - have secured long-term charters with Petrobras.