Monday, April 8, 2013

Scotian Sea - new to Secunda

 1. Scotian Sea is tied up outboard of fleet mate Sable Sea at Pier 9A.

Secunda Canada's newest fleet member arrived in Halifax this morning from Norway.
The ship is a platform supply vessel (with many other capabilities) but is not fitted with a towing winch, so does not qualify as a tug [hence its presence here rather than on Tugfax]
Built by Kvaerner Kleven Leirvik Shipyard in Norway as Rescue Saga, it was acquired in 1998 by Havila Shipping of Fosnavaag, Norway and renamed Havila Runde. It carried that name until it joined the Secunda Canada LP fleet this year.
The ship is equipped for oil pollution recovery, fire fighting and standby duties in addition to being able to carry a variety of cargoes needed by off shore oil and gas exploration and production.
Secunda Canada LP is the new name of Secunda Marine, which was reacquired by Canadian owners after a period under US control as part of McDermott International. Founded in Dartmouth, the company currently has a fleet of six vessels, most of which are also equipped for anchor handling and rig towing.
2. Scotian Sea's wheelhouse is bristling with water cannons as part of its fire fighting equipment.
3. The ship's large deck area is suitable for carrying all varieties of cargoes. Below deck there are tanks for carrying potable water and other well drilling materials. It also has berths for 30 persons. 

For more on the ship's capabilities, see Secunda's spec sheet:

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