Alcan sells crewboatVessel & ROV News // March 23, 2006
Broker Marcon reports that Alcan Inc of Kitimat, British Columbia, has sold its 122ft high-speed, aluminum crew boat Wachwas to Global Marine Logistics of Kirkland, Washington, for future employment in the oilfield support service sector.
Alcan had been using the vessel on the Northern British Columbia coast to provide a year-round marine link to the outside world for their employees and families living in the isolated Alcan power generating community of Kemano.
The vessel was originally built in 1981 for Canadian Marine Drilling as the Canmar Tigneak by Swiftships of Morgan City, Louisana as a triple screw oilfield crew/fast supply boat as well as serving medi-vac functions in the Canadian Arctic.
She was converted to twin screw and repowered in 1993 when the original three MTU turbo-charged diesels were removed.