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    Horizon Maritime holds naming ceremony for subsea vessel

    Vessel & ROV News // August 16, 2017

    Horizon Maritime in Canada recently held a naming ceremony for the subsea/field support vessel Horizon Star, which it has acquired from Norway.

    The vessel was named on 3 August in Norway and has now arrived in Newfoundland & Labrador and will go to work immediately in the waters east of the province.

    The vessel has a 3,000m depth rated crane, moonpool, accommodation for 60 people, an emergency towing winch and firefighting capability.

    The vessel is believed to be same vessel Kleven recently said it had sold, a ship that had been at the yard since it was launched nearly two years ago.

    The vessel, described only as yard number 379, has been sold to what the Norwegian shipbuilder described only as “an unspecified international player.”

    “We are pleased to have secured a solution for this vessel. This was a challenging project for us, since the original client could not take over the vessel. It is great to see that the vessel is in operation,” said Kleven chief executive Ståle Rasmussen.

    The vessel is believed to be the former IES Energy, which was ordered by IES Pioneer Ltd and launched in 2015. The vessel is of Marin Teknikk’s MT 6015 design.

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