K Line Offshore’s KL Sandefjord just completed sea trials and set the new world record at 430 tons (390 metric) for a bollard pull by an anchor handling vessel on the main propellers.
This Wartsila-powered beast was built primarily for ultra-deepwater use by STX NOL of Norway.
In line with the industry push for “greener” ship designs, this vessel has a highly efficient power plant that can be operated in a number of different ways. Depending on her tasking, the controllable-pitch propellers and thrusters can be powered via diesel-electric, diesel-mechanical, or hybrid modes.
Thanks to Vikingsailor for the heads up!