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    New cable ship goes to work in Mediterranean

    News // June 16, 2000
    The latest in a long line of cable ship conversions, the Havila Reel, has started work in the Mediterranean.

    Owned by Havila Supply, the former supply vessel is now under charter to Alcatel for five years, plus a five-year option.

    The Havila Reel was converted by Kleven shipyard in Norway, and had a 16m diameter cable tank installed, along with cable laying equipment supplied by Alcatel. The conversion has also seen the Havila Reel fitted with a new DP system, and enhanced accommodation.

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