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    Bourbon takes delivery of high spec, ice-class AHTS

    Vessel & ROV News // March 23, 2016

    Bourbon has taken delivery of the ice-class anchor handling tug/supply (AHTS) vessel Bourbon Arctic, and says the vessel has started work for Lundin Petroleum in the North Sea.

    Bourbon Arctic was delivered by Vard Brattvåg in and recently completed its first anchor handling operation. The vessel was engaged in the disconnection and unmooring operation of Island Innovator on the Fosen field in the central North Sea.

    The AHTS was designed to operate in remote areas all over the world and equipped for advanced anchor handling and towing operations. The vessel has a bollard pull of 307 tonnes in boost mode and 193 tonnes in diesel-electric mode, this being among the highest bollard pull of any AHTS. Apart from anchor handling, the vessel can undertake a range of tasks, such as supply duties, oil recovery, standby operations, firefighting, rescue (up to 300 survivors) and operations with remotely operated vehicles.

    The vessel has SPS class and accommodation for 60 people and can also be used as a floatel when not engaged in anchor-handling operations. 

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