Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

Comparative Study in Design of Anchor Handling Tug and Supply Vessels Operating in Norway and Indonesia

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Arun DevORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, UK, 2018.

For re-use rights please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.


The present design of an Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel is greatly influenced by the operational requirements and the environmental conditions of the area of operation. This article looks at how the functional specifications and requirements of an Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTSV) affect its design, as well as the principal design drivers such as the area of operations, construction and operating costs, oil price and charter hire. An economic analysis based on pre-offshore crisis conditions is performed, and it is then re-evaluated taking into account the current offshore crisis. The article then compares the designs of the AHTSV based on two different areas of operations, namely Norway and Indonesia. Several possible design solution concepts are then derived for these two areas of operations.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Chia R, Dev AK

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Small Craft Technology (IJSCT), RINA Transactions Part B

Year: 2018

Volume: 160

Issue: Part B1

Pages: B1-B8

Print publication date: 30/06/2018

Acceptance date: 30/04/2018

Date deposited: 14/01/2019

ISSN (print): 1740-0694

ISSN (electronic): 1740-0708

Publisher: The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, UK


DOI: 10.3940/rina.ijsct.2018.b2.205


Altmetrics provided by Altmetric