Havila buys AHTS

Norway’s Havila Shipping has bought an anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) newbuilding from PACC Offshore
Oslo-listed Havila says it will pay $22m for the 10,000-bph unit on order at a Malaysian shipyard.

Njal Saevik, CEO of Havila, says the vessel will be bareboat chartered to POSH Havila Pte, a joint venture between the two companies.

He tells TradeWinds the boat, set for delivery in March next year, has yet to be fixed, adding discussions with various charterers are ongoing.

PACC will keep control of its other 10,000-bph, which will also be added to the POSH Havila fleet.

PACC and Havila each have a 50% stake in the other six AHTS units operated by the joint venture, Saevik says.