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    DOF acquires a MT6009

    Vessel & ROV News // November 22, 2002
    District Offshore (DOF) ASA in Norway has entered into an agreement to purchase an offshore supply vessel that it currently under construction at Myklebust Verft AS shipyard in Norway. The vessel will be delivered in December 2003.

    The ship is an MT6009 design PSV, which is some 73.5m overall, with a deadweight of about 3,300 tonnes.

    The ship will be the first ever medium sized vessel, in this region, equipped with diesel-electric propulsion, an environmentally friendly solution which is expected to achieve a fuel saving of approximately 30 per cent, compared to similar sized conventional ships. This saving has been proven on larger DOF owned vessels of MT design.

    Presently, DOF has not signed any charter contract for this vessel, but has options to employ her via existing contracts. The management also foresees good possibilities to employ her in new contracts in the North Sea region, as well as globally.

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