Alviq is an American icebreaking anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS).
Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) owns and operates a fleet of new-generation offshore service vessels working in the U.S. Gulf and Brazilian market, as well as a large independently owned fleet of research vessels. 2012 “Aiviq” – This combined AHTS and icebreaker is designed for ultra-harsh weather conditions. She can cut through at least a meter of ice at a speed of 5 knots. Anchor laying for drilling rigs is the vessel’s primary purpose, but “Aiviq” is also equipped to handle oil spill clean-up.
The $200 million vessel was built in 2012 by North American Shipbuilding in Larose, Louisiana and LaShip in Houma, Louisiana. She has been chartered by Royal Dutch Shell to support oil exploration and drilling in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska.The primary task of the vessel is towing and laying anchors for drilling rigs, but she is also equipped for oil spill response.
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