Mermaid Marine takes delivery of AHTS from Jaya yard

AUGUST 6, 2014 — Fremantle, Western Australia, headquartered Mermaid Marine Australia  (MMA) has taken delivery of the new state-of-the-art anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) Jaya Majestic. Built at Jaya's Tuas, Singapore, shipyard, it is the first vessel to be delivered following the acquisition of 100% of Jaya Holdings' subsidiaries by MMA earlier this year. The deal saw MMA take over Jaya's fleet of 27 offshore service vessels and its two shipyards (one in Singapore and one in Batam, Indonesia) which had six high spec vessels in the pipeline.

"Jaya Majestic is one of our most sophisticated vessels and delivers on MMA's strategy to increase exposure to high specification vessel classes," said Mr. Jeffrey Weber, Managing Director of MMA. "The delivery of Jaya Majestic is testament to the company's technical competence in shipbuilding, which allows us to optimize our fleet to meet our clients' current and emerging marine requirements."

The Singapore flagged Jaya Majestic is a sophisticated AHTS ideally suited to supporting jack-up and semi-submersible rigs, Floating Production Storage Offloading facilities (FPSOs) and offshore construction spreads.

The 12,070 BHP vessel is equipped with a Rolls-Royce Marine deck package, including a 300 tonne line pull winch, and achieved 160 tons continuous bollard pull at sea trials.

The vessel is fitted out with modern accommodations for 46 passengers and crew in single or double cabins.

Jaya Majestic has a high cargo deadweight of over 3,000 tons for supply operations. The vessel's clear deck area of over 600 square meters is about 20% larger than equivalent vessels in the region, providing customers with extra capacity for rig support.

Jaya Majestic features firefighting equipment to FiFi 1 standard and oil dispersant equipment, making it suitable for emergency response.

The 78 m vessel has an 18.5 m beam, wider than most comparable ships in the region, giving it enhanced stability.

Two bow thrusters and two stern thrusters give excellent station keeping in rough weather or heavy currents, and the vessel is classed to DP2 certification by the American Bureau of Shipping.