Small cruise ship sold into oilfield service marketVessel & ROV News // March 18, 2008
Sikker Havn will be converted into an accommodation vessel.
Broker Marcon International of Coupeville, Washington, has announced that the small Danish flag passenger cruise ship Sikker Havn (ex-Flornes) has been sold by Stevns Shipping AS of Denmark to private buyers who will recommission the vessel as an accommodation ship for the offshore industry.
The vessel was originally built in 1967 by Felszegi Shipyard in Trieste, Italy as the Norwegian flagged general cargo pallet carrier Trillingen. She was lengthened and converted to a passenger cruise ship in 2004.
With dimensions of 50m x 9.5m x 3.5m depth and an
operating draft of 3.3m, she can accommodate 85 day or 38 overnight passengers in fully air conditioned accommodations.
Sikker Havn is propelled by a single MAK 6MU451AK diesel producing 787bhp, allowing a cruising speed of 10 knots and maximum speed of 12 knots. Manoeuvrability is enhanced by a 270hp bow thruster.
The vessel is classed Bureau Veritas Hull, Mach, AUT-UMS, Passenger Ship, Unrestricted Navigation, Ice II and complies with SOLAS.
Sikker Havn will be repositioned from Denmark to the Middle East where she will work as an accommodation vessel following
retrofitting by new owner.
Marcon acted as the sole broker in the transaction.