DP II - Construction Support Vessel
The Aethra is a DP-2 Construction Support Vessel built for worldwide subsea operations, specially designed for cable laying, protection and repairs as well as for diving, ROV and survey work.
She is fitted with an ROV Hangar for 2 WROVs, two moon pools, a 100T A-Frame and a 150T offshore crane, with light-load heave compensation (up to 30T) and an auxiliary whip hoist for 15T.
She has been built in Norway in 1999 as the Polar Prince and was acquired by her current owners in June 2015. In September 2015 her DP system was upgraded by Kongsberg Marine to the latest KPos-21 (with C-Joy) and she was certified under the Special Purpose Ships Safety Code (SPS Code) for up to 50 Special Persons, beyond marine crew.
She holds an extensive track record, on a variety of diverse subsea construction projects and she is well known in the market as a reliable and robust unit, capable of handling harsh environmental conditions.