China Shipyard Delivers AHTS Vessel to Martens Marine
Guangdong Yuexin Ocean Engineering has delivered the 'SMS Endeavour', an Anchor Handling Towing Supply (AHTS) Vessel .
SMS Endeavour is intended for operations in the offshore waters of Asia, West Africa, and Middle East.
The Martens Marine E 65T Series vessels are powered by twin CAT 3516C engines at 5,150 brake horsepower. These engines are in compliance with US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Marine Tier 2 Commercial Regulations. T
Vessels in this series are also equipped with twin Kawasaki bow thrusters of 8T capacity each, and a set of Becker high-lift performance rudders. The Kongsberg Dynamic Positioning system onboard allows the vessels to maintain station in a Sea State 4 environment with winds up to Beaufort Force 7 and currents at 2 knots.
Similar to its sister vessels, the mess area of SMS Endeavour has been optimized to allow for a large number of crew in one sitting. The bridge area also features a larger working space from conventional 5150 BHP AHTSV to facilitate project work.
The builder informs the new vessel is bound for South East Asia in the coming days.