Australian marine services provider Mermaid Marine Australia has purchased Mermaid Vision, an anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS).

The DP II 8000 BHP vessel is designed for offshore drilling operations and provides traditional construction support to the company’s customers, Mermaid said.

The vessel is the Australian firm’s first ship with the required size and equipment levels to work as a frontline AHTS in Australia.

The AHTS is equipped with a Dynamic Positioning Class 2 (DP II) that supports various offshore operations that cannot be performed by traditional offshore vessels, the company said.

At present, Mermaid Vision is mobilising in Singapore to before starting its contract.