Jaya Holdings Limited has delivered its second ice class anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel to Canadian buyers, Atlantic Towing Limited.
The 16,000 BHP vessel was delivered on 7 February 2014 in Singapore and was christened the “Atlantic Merlin” at a naming ceremony held earlier today.
She was previously known as “Jaya Sovereign” until her delivery to Atlantic Towing. Atlantic Merlin is a sister ship of “Atlantic Kestrel”, which was delivered to Atlantic Towing in November 2012.
Jaya’s Chief Executive Officer Venkatraman Sheshashayee said: “This delivery begins another busy period for us and is the first of four new buildings for Jaya in 2014 and the other three ships will be operated in Jaya’s growing fleet. Shortly, we will take delivery of another large anchor handler from our Singapore yard, the 150 tonner “Jaya Majestic”, a 12,000 BHP vessel, which is currently fitting out alongside in Tuas. We expect her to go out on sea trials in May. Jaya Majestic is another high specification DP2 vessel with two bow thrusters and two stern thrusters. We also have two Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) delivering in the middle of the year from a third party yard, which are already contracted to go on charter to a new client in the Americas.”
For emergency oil spill response purposes, both Jaya Sovereign and Jaya Majestic feature oil recovery tanks, and dispersant booms. Jaya Sovereign is the larger vessel with a 22-metre beam, whilst Jaya Majestic has a beam of 19.5 metres, wider than most comparable ships in the region, thus giving enhanced stability.
jayaholdings, February 11, 2014