This is with reference to the notice sent to the Oslo Stock Exchange on 4th August 2016. The charterer has on 1st July 2019 paid the last installment as agreed to under the purchase obligation and the vessel has been transferred on the same day to the new owner
Secunda Canada has acquired a new vessel from Norwegian parent Siem Offshore. Siem Commander is not a new ship, but is certainly a high end DP2 anchor handling tug supplier. The ship arrived this morning, 31 July 2019, from Stavanger and will undergo a refit before entering service.
It has been laid up for some time, probably since it was acquired in 2017 from previous owners, Simon Mokster Shipping AS.
Built in 2009 by Havyard Leirvik AS as Stril Commander it is a 2807 grt, 3,000 dwt unit of 12,000 kW=16,000 bhp. It also has two tunnel thrusters and a swing up type thruster. It is fully equipped with a variety of tankage, a monster winch and large open deck served by tracked cranes.
After clearing customs at pier 9B the ship will move to the The Cove, the former CCG base in Dartmouth where it will complete "Canadianization." Word on the street has it that it will replace Trinity Sea on Secunda's Exxon Mobil Sable contract. Also on the refit agenda, Siem Commander will be repainted to Secunda colours like fleet mate Siem Hanne. Siem Commander was registered in St.John's, NL July 15, before sailing from Stavanger July 22.