‘Challenge’ joins Vroon fleet

A new anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel, the ‘Challenge’, has been delivered to offshore support provider Vroon.

The vessel left Fujian Southeast Shipyard (FSES) in Fuzhou, China on June 23 at the start of her journey to Thailand, where she was delivered to charterers PTTEP.

The 65-metre AHTS vessel is the first in a series of six under construction at the shipyard for Vroon.

It has DP2 capabilities, 39 beds for crew and personnel, 425 square metres of clear deck area and anchor-handling/towing winches. She is SPS2008-compliant, comes with low-noise bow thrusters and an improved hull design for improved fuel efficiency.

The vessel will work for PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) in the Arthit and Bongkot fields where she will primarily support drilling activities.

Duties will include anchor-handling, towing and supply operations. The vessel will be managed by Vroon Offshore Services Singapore.