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    Maersk Supply provides update on new AHTS

    Vessel & ROV News // August 31, 2005

    Maersk Supply in Denmark has provided Offshore Shipping Online with an update on the two anchor handlers it has building at Asenav shipyard in Chile.

    Maersk's latest newbuilds are based on modified versions of the Moss Maritime 909 design anchor handling tug supply vessel, and the company says the first example of the 212 tonne bollard pull anchor handlers is due to be delivered "later this year," as part of Maerk’s rolling fleet renewal programme.

    The new 18, 278bhp (13,629kW) AHTS vessels will be Canadian flagged and hence destined to work part of the time in Canadian waters, and in the North Sea, and are 89.30m overall with a beam of 20.60m, draft of 7.50m, deadweight of in excess of 4,000 tonnes and free deck area of 710m3.

    The newbuilds will also be certified to work as standby vessels in the Canadian market, have accommodation for 50, space for 300 in the standby role, and will be fitted with Kongsberg DP1 and FiFi Class 1.

    Anchor handling gear will comprise a single 400 tonne winch and two 400 tonne drums, two 285m3 chain lockers, 2 x 700 tonne shark jaws, and a pair of 685 tonne SWL stern rollers.

    The newbuilds will have a deck area of some 710m3, 1,650m3 of fuel, 280m3 of dry bulk, 1,490m3 drill water (including chain lockers), 485m3 of liquid mud, 205m3 of base oil, and 455m3 of brine.

    The main engines will be a pair of MaK 8M32s and a pair of MaK 6M32s.


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