China: Yuexin Shipyard Launches Another AHTS Vessel for Tidewater
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Launching ceremony for 69.9m Anchor Handling TugSupply Vessel YX3137 built for Tidewater was held in Yuexin Shipyard. Andy Tunnah, the Project Superintendent of Tidewater and Mr. Tan Weibo, the Board Director of Yuexin Company and other senior managers attended the ceremony. The vessel was launched successfully.
The vessel applies the design of Focal Marine & Offshore Pte Ltd. With 69.9m length overall, 16.6m breadth moulded, and 7.2m depth moulded as well as 4.5m draft, the vessel can carry 760 m3 fuel oil, 550 m3 potable water, 1450 m3 drill water.. The designed bollard pull reaches 100T and the designed running speed is of 13 knots.
Tidewater is the world’s largest and most experienced provider of marine support services for the offshore energy industry. Yuexin has built 10 vessels for it, of which seven had been delivered successfully and YX3137 ,YX3135 and YX3136 are going to have sea trial. It’s believed that YX3137 is another new page of cooperation between Yuexin and Tidewater.
Source: yuexinship, August 23, 2011.