The Netherlands: Vroon Offshore Takes Delivery of VOS Aphrodite AHTS

Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) announces that it has taken delivery of a new addition to their offshore fleet.

The VOS Aphrodite, an anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel built at the Fujian Shipyard in China, was delivered today, 21 March 2011, in China.

She is the second in a series of eight “A-types” that will be delivered during the next 18 months, following her sister vessel, VOS Achilles(photo). The “A” vessel type is slightly more advanced than the “H-type” and “T-Type” AHTS vessels that Vroon operates, having a bigger bow thruster (8 MT) and stern thruster (6 MT). As a consequence, these vessels have better manoeuvring and station-keeping capabilities. The VOS Aphrodite has a DP-1 notation.


Length o.a. 59.25 m
Beam 14.95 m
BHP 5,150 BHP
Bollard Pull 66 Tonnes



Source: Vroon Offshore,  March 21, 2011;



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