Daughter craft are small vessels that remain with the SOV during on-site activities and ferry personnel from the SOV to the site for maintenance. Unlike a CTV, a daughter craft does not return to port. 

Add a daughter craft 

Note: A daughter craft requires a mother vessel. Add an SOV to your case before you add a daughter craft. 

  1. Open a Shoreline Design case. 
  2. Click on the Build tab. 
  3. Click on the Logistics tab. 
  4. Click + Add
  5. Click on the Daughter craft vessel tab.
  6. Select a vessel instance. 
  7. Complete the required logistic information.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Edit the logistic inputs as required. 
  10. Click Add

Edit a daughter craft 

Click on a daughter craft in your Design case to view and edit the inputs

Daughter craft inputs 

Logistic information 

NameAn easily identifiable name for the vessel. This is filled by default, but you can edit it as required.
Number of units to addHow many vessel instances you want to add to your case.
PortThe home base of the vessel.
Mother vesselThe SOV to which the craft is assigned.
Spot charteredEnable lead time for the vessel.
AvailabilityDetermine if the vessel is always available or only during shift hours.
Alter vessel settingsSelect whether the shift time is constant or variable. 

By date and the settings will repeat annually: The vessel is only available within the period selected. 

Periodically and specify durations by number of days: Assign the number of days the vessel is available and unavailable. The pattern repeats for the duration of the simulation.

Wind farmsCheck the wind farms the vessel services.

Logistic inputs


The Members tab displays a list of asset names and locations.  

Click on an instance name in the list to edit the location. 

Add additional instances by clicking + Add instances


These general parameters control high-level aspects of the logistic. 

Charter length
Logistic availability period
The countries in which the vessel operates.
Crew size
Number of personnel required to operate the logistic.
Option comments related to the logistic.


These inputs determine how many personnel the logistic can carry.

Technician capacityxThe number of seats available on the logistic for technicians.


These inputs determine the vessel speed in different configurations as well as weight restrictions. 

Cruising speedxLogistic speed at cruise.
Currently not included when running the simulation, as it is only a visual representation.

Weather criteria

Define operations and access limits based on weather conditions.

Significant wave height access limitx

Maximum wave height at which the logistic can access an asset.  

Create a matrix for more detailed criteria. See the weather matrix page to learn more. 

Wind speed access limitxThe maximum wind speed at which a logistic can access a WTG or substation.
Wind speed limitation reference heightxThe height at which the Wind speed access limit applies.
Visibility access limit
Note: Construction only.
The minimum visibility at which the logistic can access a WTG or substation.
Lowest tide
Tidal limit for logistic operation.
If you are using MSL data, the input must be negative; for LAT data, positive.

Fuel consumption

There are a variety of inputs here for determining fuel consumption during different logistics configurations, such as when in transit, idle, and jacked up. 

These inputs do not affect your simulation outputs and are only for your own reference. 


Here, you can set a wide variety of costs related to the logistic, such as fuel, mobilization, and harbor fees. These are for your own reference and do not affect simulation outputs. 

Enter an amount, currency unit, cost index, and year for any costs you are interested in tracking.  

You can also create a time series to track costs at different rates cross different years. Click the Open Data Time Series (calendar) icon on the right side of a row, enter a year range, click Update, enter the cost for each year, and click Save

Synchronize the currency across all costs by selecting a currency from the Synchronize cost currencies dropdown and clicking Change all currencies

Activity durations 

Configure the timings of key logistic activities. Enter an amount and a unit, either days (d), minutes (m), hours (h), or seconds (s). For example, 3m

Lead time
The amount of time required to prepare the vessel for departure following a failure.
Connection timexTime required to align and prepare access to asset upon arrival.
Disconnection timexTime required to disconnect and move away from the asset.
Personnel transfer time per technicianxTime required for each person to access the asset from the vessel.
Equipment transfer time
xTime between personnel accessing the asset and equipment being transferred/work commencing.
Mobilising time per port visitxTime required to prepare the logistic and board personnel before leaving port.
Demobilising time per port visitxTime required for the vessel to demobilize at port.