Maersk Supply Service’s fleet consists of three types of vessels: Field and Subsea Support Vessels, Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels and Platform Supply Vessels. Field and Subsea Support Vessels are fitted with sub-sea cranes or A-frames. This particular type of vessel is very flexible.
Therefore, it is able to perform sub-sea work as well as conventional supply and anchor handling duties for the offshore construction industry.
Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels are capable of performing anchor handling for semi-submersible drilling rigs and other offshore equipment. Focus is specifically on deep-water work.
Platform Supply Vessels perform transport of various cargoes, pipes and stores for rigs and platforms.
Maersk Supply Service has ordered 10 new anchor handling tug supply vessels at STX Europe. The vessels are designed to minimize the impact on the environment and are marked with the DNV Class notation “CLEAN DESIGN”. The levels of emission of this label are more stringent than the levels that IMO or Flag State requires.
Low levels of Nox and Sox emission into the air are achieved by more efficient engine combustion. Other ship systems with a high risk of causing emissions, such as ship fire fighting and refrigeration, use agents that cause less harm to the environment. The most important step to prevent the vessels from polluting, is the truly double hull design: oil and other potential pollutants are in tanks within the main hull and not in double bottom or side tanks.