Norwegian offshore supply vessel owner Island Offshore took delivery of the UT 717 CDX design platform supply vessel (PSV) Island Discoverer on 1 June
The Norway-flagged newbuild had been delayed “due to difficult market conditions”, said Island Offshore in a press release. Part of a newbuilding programme from 2014, Island Discoverer was originally scheduled for delivery in October 2015 before poor market conditions in an oversupplied offshore oil and gas sector forced a delay in the vessel’s construction.
“We look forward to putting Island Discoverer to work in a market that is showing signs of improvement after many demanding years,” said Island Offshore Management chief executive Tommy Walaunet.
Designed by Kongsberg Maritime and built to DNV class, Island Discoverer will transport and supply both liquid and dry cargo in tanks, as well as containers and pipes on deck. The dynamic positioning class 2-capable PSV has a length overall of 86 m, beam of 18.5 m, with accommodation for 26, crew of 13 and a deck area of 900 m2.
“It is a pleasure to arrange a name-giving ceremony together with Island Offshore once again, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Island Offshore for the assignment. This is a result of a good relationship over decades, with several dozen ships delivered in this period,” said Vard general manager offshore and specialised vessels Fredrik Mordal Hessen.
Claudia Hessen served as the godmother during the christening ceremony for Island Discoverer at Ulsteinvik.
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