Service Vessel: Anchor Handling Tug
An Anchor-Handling Tug (AHT ) moves anchors and tows drilling vessels, lighters and similar vessels. An Anchor-handling Tug & Supply (AHTS ) is a combined supply and anchor-handling ship. An Anchor is a heavy hooked instrument which, when lowered to the seabed, holds a vessel in place by its connecting cable. An Anchor Handling Tug is a tug equipped with a winch to lift a working barge’s anchors. It is also often used as the working barge’s tow tug. An Anchor Pendant is a wire which is attached to the crown of an anchor, enabling it to be pulled out of the seabed. The pendant wire is used by the anchor handling tug to set and retrieve anchors using the cable eye on the free end of the wire.
An AHTS is an offshore supply vessel specially designed to provide anchor handling services and to tow offshore platforms, barges and production modules/vessels. The vessels is also often used as standbye rescue vessles for oilfields in production. The (AHTS ) is then often equipped for fire fighting, rescue operations and oil recovery. The (AHTS ) is also used in general supply service for all kinds of platforms, transporting both wet and dry cargo in addition to deck cargo. The focus has been on the vessels’ winch and engine capasities as oil activity has moved into deeper and deeper water in order to offer the oil companies a safe and efficient operation in the challenging conditions of the deepwater area.
Anchor handling vessels are designed with high horsepower to tow drilling units and perform anchor handling operations as well as the ability to carry supplies to platforms. The increase in deep water exploration has led to higher horsepower vessels to handle the heavier gear required to operate at such depths. In the offshore service vessel fleet, new deep-draft, very large, high-horsepower anchor handling/tug /supply vessels have evolved to move these large new sophisticated drilling rigs, handle their anchors, chain and mooring lines, and meet all kinds of service demands of the new generation of deepwater rigs and production platforms. It is possible that the industry might move in the direction it did back in the late 1970s and build some ships which are intended to do less than the whole job. In those days the specialist ships were AHTs, and they were found to be more efficient than ships with longer decks which were trying to do the supply job as well.
AHTS Ship Scale Model shown here is ordered by PT Baruna Raya which is one of the biggest Marine Transportation Company in Indonesia. This company provides marine transportation services to support offshore operations for Oil companies nationally and internationally. The company vision is to become one of the best service national management class marine transportation and always continue to grow in business competition.
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