Sweden: TransAtlantic Receives New AHTS Vessel Brage Viking

Sweden - TransAtlantic Receives New AHTS Vessel Brage Viking

TransAtlantic has received the delivery of Brage Viking, an AHTS vessel from the Astilleros Zamakona S.A shipyard in Spain. The vessel will be flagged up in the Danish register of ships, DIS.

Brage Viking is the last new-built ship in a series of four, which have been built at the Spanish shipyard. The vessel series is specifically designed to meet demands for efficient, safe and environmentally friendly offshore management in areas with severe ice conditions such as the Barents sea.

“We already have a strong operational presence in these waters and expect a continued increasing demand for our services”, says Christian W. Berg, Head of Business Area Offshore/Icebreaking.

Brage Viking has the following technical data:

AHTS, ice 1A, stand by vessel, oilrec, clean design. Deck area 750 m2, length 85 m, beam 22 m, 4,500 deadweight tons and complies with the most up-to-date regulations pertaining to oil recovery.

Rederi AB TransAtlantic is a leading Swedish shipping company. Operations are organised into two business areas; Offshore/Icebreaking and Industrial Shipping. The Industrial Shipping business area consists of four divisions: RoRo Baltic, Bulk, Short Sea Bulk and Container. The fleet consists of 63 vessels and the company has about 950 employees. The sales for 2010 totalled SEK 3,600 million pro forma. The company’s B-shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Small Cap segment.

TransAtlantic is obliged to make this information public according to the Financial Markets Act and the Financial Instruments Trading Act (Sw: lagen om värdepappersmarknaden and lagen om handel med finansiella instrument). The information was submitted for publication on January 13, 2012 at 08.40 a.m.

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World Maritime News Staff, January 13, 2012; Image: TransAtlantic

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