ABG Delivers Merlin to Lamnalco

India's ABG Shipyard Ltd has delivered a new anchor handling tug supply vessel, "Lamnalco Merlin," to the owner, Lamnalco Group.

The Lamnalco Merlin is the first vessel to be delivered to Lamnalco in this financial year. To date, ABG has delivered six vessels--including the Merlin--to Lamnalco. In addition, ABG is building five more vessels for the UAE-based owner.

The 53-meter-long, 90-tonne Bollard Pull Azimuth Drive Propulsion AHTS can carry out the following tasks: anchor handling; towing rescue; offshore supply; transport pipe, fresh water, diesel oil, stores, materials and equipment; move men and materials between platforms and shore; external fire fighting; and other related duties. The vessel will supply and support floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels on a 24-hour-per-day basis.