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Remontowa delivers seventh unit of own successful AHTS design

January 28, 2008, saw the christening ceremony, followed by delivery, of the multipurpose offshore support vessel Allison Tide. The Godmother (Sponsor) of the ship is Jenny Allison, wife of M. Jay Allison, one of Tidewater's top managers.

The vessel was launched mid-September as the fifth unit of the B 844 type AHTS, being built at Northern Shipyard to the order of REMONTOWA (main newbuilding contractor) for delivery to renowned, New Orleans (USA) based Tidewater Marine Inc.

The multi-purpose anchor handling tug and supply vessel Allison Tide is designed as capable of operation in relatively shallow waters comparing to competing designs with similar deck payload, power and other principal characteristics.
The 70.00 m long, 15.50 m wide and 6,3 deep vessel is powered with two main engines, rated at 7500 kW (approx. 10 000 HP), which enables to achieve service speed of 13 knots and maximum speed of 15 knots and a bollard pull of over 125 T.
Open work deck area of 400 sq m and 1000 t capacity facilitates supply functions in addition to 55 underdeck tanks for water, fuels and dry bulk drilling materials. The ship is equipped with fire-fighting system of 1200 cu.m/h capacity.

The successful B 844 series of vessels is being built to design supplied by NED consulting naval architects from REMONTOWA Group and under supervision from ABS (ABS +A1, (E), Offshore Support Vessel, + FFV Class 1,+AMS,+DPS-2).
The ship christened late January is the 7th delivered unit of the 21 AHTS vessles ordered from Remontowa by Tidewater, since the beginning of the two companies co-operation in 2004. Monty Orr, vice president International Sales, Tidewater Inc, has announced his company has just ordered further six, larger design (150 T bollard pull) AHTS vessels (after 80 T, 100 T and 120 T bollard pull vessels delivered so far or under construction now) and this may not be the end of co-operation with Remontowa. The launching of the 8th unit from the same series is scheduled for March 2008. According to Jaroslaw Flont, president of Northern Shipyard, newbuildings for Tidewater will be delivered in approximately two month intervals during next three years.
Allison Tide (yard no. B 844/5) left for Singapore, from where this AHTS (along with sister vessel Sutton Tide, delivered earlier) will tow newbuild platform to offshore Australia and after that, will enter 2-years contract for offshore support services.

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