Specialised vessels are those vessels that have onboard machinery and equipments to perform various tasks related to marine industry. Specialised marine vessels include Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels, Drilling Vessels, Well Intervention Vessels, Ice Breaking Vessels, Cable Laying Vessels, Well Testing Services Vessels, Field Support Vessels, Seismic Vessels, and Fire Fighting Vessels to name a few.
Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels
Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels are designed and equipped for anchor handling and towing operations. They are also used for rescue purposes in emergency cases.
Cable Laying Vessels
Cable laying vessels are used to lay cables on the bed of ocean floors for telecommunications, power transmissions and other purposes. These vessels are deep-sea marine vessels.
Drilling vessels or drillships are marine vessels used for offshore drilling purposes. They are fitted with drilling apparatus and are primarily used for exploratory offshore drilling. It can also be used as a platform to perform tasks related to oil well maintenance or completion work such as casing and tubing installation, or subsea tree installation.
Fire Fighting Vessels
As the name suggests, firefighting vessels are used for extinguishing fire on ships. They are also used in shore-based firefighting operations.
Ice Breaking Vessels
As the name suggests, Ice Breaking Vessels are specially designed to move and navigate through ice-covered water and are used to make way for other marine vessels. They have a spoon-shaped bow portion to break the ice on its way.
A pipelaying vessel or pipelayer is a ship used in the construction of subsea infrastructure. It is used to lay pipes on the sea bed to connect oil(or gas) production platforms with refineries on shore.
Seismic vessels are vessels used for the purpose of seismic studies deep inside oceans. The ship is used as a survey vessel to explore and locate best potential areas for oil drilling in the oceans.
Well Intervention Vessels
These vessels are used for subsea well intervention purposes. These interventions are commonly executed from light/medium intervention vessels.