Not sure why you would launch a ship in the dark, unless of course you’re in Norway and only have 6 hours of daylight over the course of the entire day.
Such was the situation in Ulsteinvik last night at Kleven Verft’ shipyard. The shipyard launched the REM Arctic, a VS 485 MkIII Arctic-design PSV on order for REM Offshore.
Here are the photos, via Rem Offshore:
The Rem Arctic has been designed and will be powered by Wärtsilä and is scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2015.
- Design: VS 485 mk III Arctic PSV
- Class: DNV ICE 1B
- Length over all: 87.22 m
- Breadth moulded: 20.0 m
- Depth: 8.60 m
- Deadweight: 5000 tonnes
- Main Engines: 4x 9-cylinder Wärtsilä 20 in-line engines (diesel electric)