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    Loke Viking delivered

    Vessel & ROV News // June 3, 2010

    Seabrokers reports that the first of a series of four large AHTS being built by Spainís Astileros Zamakona shipyard for Transviking Icebreaking and Offshore AB ( a Transatlantic/Viking Supply Ships JV) has been delivered.

    The VS 4622 CD design Loke Viking (19,040bhp) is due to commence a four month charter in June for Cairn Energy subsidiary Capricorn Energy supporting exploration drilling offshore Greenland.

    The vessel will join her cohorts Vidar Viking which went on hire to Capricorn in May and the Balder Viking which is also scheduled to commence in June.

    The Swedish flagged Loke Viking has a LOA of 85.20m, dwt of 4,500 tonnes and deck area of 750m2. The vesselís quartet of MAK main engines achieve a bollard pull of 210 tonnes and an impressive top speed of 17 knots on about 63 tonnes/day.

    Towing and anchor handling is provided by a Brattvaag double drum winch of 400 tonnes pull/550 tonnes brake holding. There are two secondary winches with 138 tonnes pull. Class notation includes ICE-1A, Oilrec, DPII, Clean Design and Stand-By.

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