China’s COSCO Guandong Shipyard this week laid the keel for a new Anchor Handling Tug and Supply vessel.
The vessel is being constructed for China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL), and is the second AHTS unit that Cosco is building for the same client. The keel-laying for the first AHTS was held on May 26.
The vessel measures 73.8 metres in LOA, 16 metres in breadth, and 7.4 metres in depth, with a design draft of 4.8 metres, a maximum loading capacity of 2,150 tonnes. It can accommodate 100 people. It is designed to transport equipment and materials to offshore platforms as well as to perform rescue and guard duty in deep and general waters.