Wednesday, July 31, 2019

New for Secunda

Secunda Canada has acquired a new vessel from Norwegian parent Siem Offshore. Siem Commander is not a new ship, but is certainly a high end DP2 anchor handling tug supplier.

The ship arrived this morning from Stavanger and will undergo a refit before entering service. It has been laid up for some time, probably since it was acquired in 2017 from previous owners, Simon Mokster  Shipping AS. Built in 2009 by Havyard Leirvik AS as Stril Commander it is a 2807 grt, 3,000 dwt unit of 12,000 kW=16,000 bhp. It also has two tunnel thrusters and a swing up type thruster. It is fully equipped with a variety of tankage, a monster winch and large open deck served by tracked cranes.

After clearing customs at pier 9B the ship will move to the The Cove, the former CCG base in Dartmouth where it will complete "Canadianization." Word on the street has it that it will replace Trinity Sea on Secunda's Exxon Mobil Sable contract.

Backing in to pier 9B, a crane has picked up the gangway to disembark linesmen.

Also on the refit agenda, Siem Commander will be repainted to Secunda colours like fleet mate Siem Hanne.

Siem Commander glides past fleet mate Siem Hanne loading at the Mobil dock in Dartmouth.

Siem Commander was registered in St.John's, NL July 15, before sailing from Stavanger July 22.

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