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    Mærsk Assister delivered

    Vessel & ROV News // May 22, 2000
    A P Møller has taken delivery of the deepwater anchor-handling tug/construction support vessel Mærsk Assister from Volksverft Stralsund in Germany.

    Delivered on 10 March in Stavanger, Norway, the new vessel is the first of two ships the company has ordered for worldwide operations. The second vessel, Mærsk Attender was due to be delivered in April by the same yard.

    Whilst on trials, Maersk Assister achieved a continuous bollard pull of 282t certified with a maximum of 287t.

    The vessel has since entered the North Sea spot market and will continue serving this market until further notice.

    Powered by 23,480hp main engines, the Maersk Assister is a full DP Class II vessel and is fitted with what A P Moller claims is the largest anchor-handling winch ever installed, which has a single line pull of 625t.

    The highly capable newbuilding also has massive rig chain lockers and drum capacity and a spooling capacity, which exceeds that of other vessels of this type, says A P Moller.

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