Singapore’s Keppel set to deliver fifth anchor handler to Seaways

Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine is set to deliver an anchor handling tug to its client Seaways International.

According to Keppel, the vessel was named Seaways 24 at a ceremony held on Monday, August 8. The ceremony was held at the Keppel Singmarine’s yard. Keppel Singmarine, which built the Seaways 24, is a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine.

Specs-wise, the Seaways 24, fifth of the kind delivered by Keppel to Seaways, has been described as a multi-task anchor handling tug that is “designed to carry out an array of offshore activities.”

The vessel is equipped with Class 1 and 2 fire-fighting capabilities, Class 1 oil recovery capabilities, and comes with a designed bollard pull of 120 tonnes.

Abu Bakar, Managing Director of Keppel Singmarine, said, “We are pleased to deliver our fifth anchor handling tug to our long-standing client Seaways. Given our years of extensive experience in constructing and designing a wide variety of ships, we are confident that Seaways 24 will prove to be another valuable addition to their global fleet.”

Captain Ashish Nijhawan, Director of Seaways, added, “We have built a strong partnership with Keppel over the years, and they have demonstrated their capabilities in executing and delivering quality products. As we continue to grow our presence in the global offshore marine industry, we look forward to working even more closely with Keppel to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry.”

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