Atlantic Towing acquires another AHTS from JayaVessel & ROV News // June 13, 2013
Atlantic Towing Limited (ATL) has acquired a new anchor handling tug/supply (AHTS) vessel from Jaya, and is expected to take delivery of the vessel during the first quarter of 2014. The vessel, Atlantic Merlin, will generate twenty-four new jobs to crew the new ship.
The vessel is a Wartsila-designed VS 4622 CD anchor handler and is the sister ship to the recently acquired Atlantic Kestrel, which is currently serving off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Atlantic Merlin has 16,300hp and the new ship also has Ice Class 1A classification, giving it the ability to navigate in moderate level ice conditions and northern regions. The ship has been designed to Norwegian Maritime Directorate standards and carries the Clean Design (CD) notation from DNV.
The vessel will have a 400 tonne anchor handling/ towing winch, various anchor handling tools (centering devices, rail cranes), oil recovery capability and a DP2 dynamic positioning system.