Swire Pacific Offshore Names New Vessel

11 March 2011

Mrs Francesca Pratt, wife of Christopher Pratt, Chairman of Swire Pacific Limited, was the Lady Sponsor today at the naming of Pacific Champion, the latest addition to the Swire Pacific Offshore fleet.  Built at Sekwang Heavy Industries in Ulsan, Korea, Pacific Champion is a new UT786 Clean Design, 16,314 bhp Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel.  The vessel is also built to Ice C Class and Comfort (V3) notations and is equipped with a 400-tonne line pull winch.  Enhanced with Fi-Fi II (Fire-fighting), DP2 (Dynamic Positioning), and Oil Recovery capabilities, this powerful, high-specification vessel is suitable for a variety of offshore tasks, particularly in deepwater and harsh environments.  The vessel complements Swire Pacific Offshore's existing fleet of 71 vessels to provide offshore support to oil and gas companies globally.