Alnmaritec delivers new line handling boat to ExxonVessel & ROV News // April 3, 2012
Alnmaritec recently delivered a new line handling boat (imaginatively named Esso 131) to Exxon Mobil for operations off an FPSO in a production field offshore Angola.
This is the second of the new larger Wave Handler design to be built by Alnmaritec and at just over 12m she is 2m longer than the previous Wave Handler boats. She has 1000bhp of installed power and she packs a powerful punch indeed.
She is fitted with Twin ‘Trakor Jets’ from North American Marine Jets designed specifically to give her an exceptionally high bollard pull for line handling work whilst retaining all the advantages of a water jet propulsion package on the boat.
She has a 2 tonne hydraulic capstan and a 5 tonne tow post with quick release hook on the spacious aft working deck and she has a bow landing platform for personnel transfer.
The unit joins a growing number of vessels from Alnmaritec already successfully operating in the region.