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Cochin Shipyard delivers its first Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel Print E-mail
Written by Ramanathan   
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Cochin: Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has delivered a 120T Bollard pull Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS), 'SCI Pawan', to Shipping Corporation of India, Mumbai (SCI). This is the first of the new series of four 120T Bollard pull AHTS being built by the shipyard for SCI.

This is also the first vessel which has been tested at the newly commissioned 500T bollard pull test facility at Vizhinjam. The shipyard is presently constructing another 5 offshore vessels for Shipping Corporation of India which are all in an advanced stages of construction.

The 120T Bollard pull Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) is of AH03 type, designed by STX OSV, Norway (ex- Aker Yards) and is certified under dual class by the Rules and Regulations of American Bureau of Shipping & Indian Register of Shipping. This 65.2 x 16.0 Meter vessel is a high end Anchor handler with a capacity of 120 T Bollard pull which is equipped with 2 Nos of 4000 KW Diesel Engines and 2 Nos of Controlled pitch propeller in Kort Nozzles.

The vessel is built to accommodate 29 persons with all the capabilities of a Platform Supply Vessel in addition to the Anchor Handling facility. These vessels are used as support platforms to Rigs/Oil platforms.

The vessel has Grade I Dynamic Positioning feature along with compliance to ERRV class ‘C’ and also has the capability of Fire Fighting class I.

The Protocol documents of the ship were signed by Mr. P .Vinayakumar, Director (Technical) on behalf of Cochin Shipyard and Mr. Arun Kumar Gupta, Director (Technical & Offshore Services) for Shipping Corporation of India, Mumbai. The function was attended by Cmde. K. Subramaniam, CMD, CSL and senior officials from CSL and SCI.

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