Two 150ft. Crew / Supply vessel
s, Anapaula and Veronica, have been completed and handed over by Austal USA to owners Otto Candies
LLC ahead of the contracted delivery date and by the end of January 2002 had already reached Del Carmen in Mexico where they will be based. Not only were these vessels built in record time, but also exceeded contract speed targets in official sea trials.
These were the first two vessels
delivered from the new, state-of-the-art facilities commissioned less than a year ago. The Austal USA team
produced these two vessels in 8 months in the main construction hall at this Mobile, Ala. facility. The 150 ft. Crew / Supply Vessel is the first of a new line
of crew boat designs that have been developed by the Austal Group.