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Petrobras charters oil spill response vessel

25th March 2013

Petrobras lays hold of Nautilus OSRV for USD 26,200 per day, vessel successfully converted from an AHTS

Petrobras charters oil spill response vessel
An OSRV is designed to respond to a discharge of oil and recover the oil dispersed on the sea surface

Athens-based Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp on Friday announced it has taken delivery of an oil spill recovery vessel to be chartered to oil giant Petrobras offshore Brazil.

The SK Line 69 is a 5150 BHP anchor handling tug/supply (AHTS) vessel built in December in China. It has been successfully converted into an oil spill response vessel (OSRV) and renamed Vega Jaanca.

The vessel is now en-route to Cape Town where the oil spill response equipment will be installed, the maritime energy services agency said in a written statement. The Vega Jaanca will then be chartered to Petrobras for four years, plus four optional years at a rate of USD 26,200 per day.

An OSRV is a platform supply vessel (PSV) or anchor handling tug (AHT) vessel with fire-fighting capability and designed to respond to a discharge of oil and recover the oil dispersed on the sea surface, separate it from the water, store it and discharge it to other vessels or ashore.