Another newbuild for Atlantic OffshoreVessel & ROV News // June 2, 2015
Standby vessel operator Atlantic Offshore Rescue has taken delivery of its third new vessel in the past 12 months, as part of its fleet modernisation programme, which has a total value of £300 million.
Ocean Falcon, a brand Class A multirole and emergency response and rescue (MRV/ERRV) vessel, will shortly commence a contract providing emergency recovery, rescue cover, tanker assistance and general field support for offshore operations at the Curlew Field, in the North Sea.
The ship can accommodate 21 employees, and has the amenities to rescue up to 300 people. The vessel has a towing capacity of up to 65 tonnes, and is 66.80m in length with a beam of 16m.
Ocean Falcon is a H820 design from Havyard Ship Design. It was built and developed in Passai, Spain by Zamakona shipbuilders, in close collaboration with Atlantic Offshore Rescue over an 18 month period.
Sister ships Ocean Tay and Ocean Osprey were launched in February and May 2014, respectively.