Ship Photos of the Day – Long-Haul Ocean Towing

On October 24th, the Netherlands-flagged ALP Centre successfully delivered the semi-submersible drilling rig Songa Equinox to Bergen, Norway almost four months after departing Geoje, South Korea.

ALP Centre, with 300 tonnes Bollard Pull and large fuel capacity, is an AHTS specially designed for the long distance towing, positioning, mooring and hook-up market.

APL Centre is now owned by Teekay Corporation after Teekay aquired Netherlands-based ALP Maritime Services in 2014. As part of the transaction, Teekay and ALP ordered four state-of-the-art towing and anchor handling vessel newbuild tugs.

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BONUS PHOTO: Launch of Ulstein-designed ALP Striker at Niigata Shipbuilding and Repair yard in Japan.

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Photos courtesy Teekay Corporation