Shell Alaska

Chouest said to have canceled Arctic AHTS duo


Designed by ECO’s North American Shipbuilding, Larose, LA, the vessels were to be built to Polar Class 3, equipped to operate in arctic waters with air temperature down to minus 40 degrees Celsius.

The reported Chouest cancelation of the pair comes in the wake of Shell’s recent decision to halt its operations offshore Alaska for the “foreseeable future.”

Delivery of first Arctic AHTS from LaShip shipyard had been slated for end 2016.