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    Seabulk South Atlantic delivered

    Vessel & ROV News // October 10, 2003
    The Seabulk Offshore group of companies, part of Seabulk International, has announced the addition of a new UT-710 AHTS to its fleet, making the 226ft Seabulk South Atlantic the fifth newbuild vessel in Seabulk's 2003 fleet renewal programme.

    Built by Brevik Construction AS in Norway, the powerful 10,850hp Seabulk South Atlantic joins the Seabulk fleet on a five-year bareboat charter agreement that includes a purchase option at the end of the contract.

    Larry D Francois, president of Seabulk Offshore, commented, "Seabulk South Atlantic is equipped with the latest technology and will service growing markets in West Africa, working with the major oil companies who are demanding modern, state- of-the-art equipment to support their multi-billion dollar developments in the deepwater offshore."

    The Seabulk South Atlantic is capable of up to 15.5 knots, has a certified bollard pull of 133 tonnes, and provides a hefty triple-drum anchor handling/tow winch with up to 300 tons line pull and 450 tons brake load. The vessel also offers a large 123ftby 50ft deck that can handle up to 800 tonnes of cargo.

    Designed by Rolls Royce Marine, the UT-710 incorporates a substantial amount of Rolls Royce equipment, including the main engines, thruster, rudder, automation and control systems. Fitted with high liquid mud and brine capability as well as Fire FightingFiFi 1 class notation and Dynamic Positioning DP 1, the vessel's versatile capabilities allow her to serve in a multiple support role assisting heavy-duty semi-submersible rigs for exploration and development drilling, as well as fulfilling the rapidlygrowing demand for offshore terminal support work.

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