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Ocean Wilsons Holdings Ld
14 March 2011
Ocean Wilsons Holdings Limited
Our principal operating subsidiary, Wilson Sons Limited announced to the Brazilian and Luxembourg Stock Exchanges the following announcement.
Wilson, Sons announces the christening of the PSV Torda, the 11th in our fleet of offshore support vessels.
The ship was constructed at the Wilson, Sons Shipyard in Guarujá and delivered to Wilson, Sons Ultratug Offshore (WSUT) in which Wilson, Sons has a 50% interest. The vessel forms part of an expected fleet of 24 vessels by 2015 and will be the 11th in operation with long term contract to Petrobras. A further 3 PSV´s pre-contracted to Petrobras are in different stages of construction in the Wilson, Sons Shipyard.
The PSV Torda specifications are 87.4m length, 16m width, 5.95m draft, 4,500 deadweight tonnes and a speed of 15 knots. The vessel was built with technological and design input from the Damen Shipyards Group in the Netherlands and financing from the BNDES as agent for Merchant Marine Fund (FMM).
To complement WSUT's fleet of owner operated vessels, WSUT is also chartering two Anchor Handling Towage Supply (AHTS) vessels for a period of 90 days from the end of February 2011 to attend specific client demand.
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