Alnmaritec Delivers New Line Handling Boat To Exxon

Alnmaritec recently delivered a new line handling boat (imaginatively named Esso 131) to Exxon Mobil for operations off an FPSO in a production field offshore Angola

by Pamela Baker | Tuesday 3 April 2012

Exxon Line Handling Boat
This is the second of the new larger Wave Handler design to be built by Alnmaritec and at just over 12m she is 2m longer than the previous Wave Handler boats.

She has 1000bhp of installed power and she packs a powerful punch indeed. She is fitted with Twin ‘Trakor Jets’ from North American Marine Jets designed specifically to give her an exceptionally high bollard pull for line handling work whilst retaining all the advantages of a water jet propulsion package on the boat.

She has a 2 tonne hydraulic capstan and a 5 tonne tow post with quick release hook on the spacious aft working deck and she has a bow landing platform for personnel transfer.

She joins a growing number of vessels from Alnmaritec already successfully operating in the region commenting on the new delivery, Alnmaritec Managing Director Chris Millman said “We are delighted to have the opportunity to supply one of these new designs to Exxon. She is a real brute of a boat and I am confident that she will be an extremely valuable addition to the fleet down there.“


Chris Millman
Alnmaritec Ltd
+44 (0) 1665 602917

Tuesday 3 April 2012 / file under Transportation | Oil | Marine