Last Thursday, on September 20th 2012, Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) took delivery of VOS Atlanta. This new addition to the VOS fleet was delivered from Fujian Southeast Shipyard in China.
VOS Atlanta is a 59-metre “A class” anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel and the second of three vessels being built at this yard for Vroon with the additional class ABS notation “Oil recovery Class 2”.
The “A-class” vessels are slightly more advanced than the “H-type” and “T-Type” AHTS vessels also operated by Vroon, having a bigger bow thruster (8 MT) and, in addition, a stern thruster (6 MT). Consequently, they have improved manoeuvring and station-keeping capabilities. VOS Atlanta has a DP-1 notation.
The vessel will leave the yard on September 24th 2012, and will be operated by Vroon Offshore Services Pte Ltd in Singapore.
Length o.a. 59.25 m
Beam 14.95 m
BHP 5,150 BHP
Bollard Pull 66.2 Tonnes
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, September 26, 2012; Image: vroon