Naval News – Brasilian Navy acquired submarine rescue ship – 23.10.2019

After completing negotiations on 23rd October that began months ago, the Brazilian Navy has acquired the offshore support vessel ADAMS CHALLENGE to replace her current submarine rescue ship, NSS FELINTO PERRY K 11.

ADAMS OFFSHORE funnel colours at Valletta on 26h July, 2010.

Purchased from Adams Offshore WLL, a firm registered in Bahrain, the ship was built and completed in 2009 at the Balenciaga Shipyard at Zumaia in Spain and homeported at Aberdeen in the United Kingdom with GBR flag. She is 85.7 m long with a gross tonnage of 4,098 tonnes, and is equipped to perform diving support, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) support, survey support, cable laying, and offshore construction and maintenance.

A Brazilian Navy crew consisting of 35 officers and specialists flew in late October to Abu Dhabi, where the vessel is moored, to embark on a familiarisation and training period.

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Published – Tuesday 5th November 2019