What does an anchor handler do?

Being onboard AHTS Assister is an all-round job where no two days are similar. Moving oil or drilling rigs, handling anchors, and supporting operation in the energy sector is just some of the many tasks our crew performs on board the good vessel Assister. Performing ROV-support, subsea cable repairs, burial of subsea assets with ploughs as well as installation and service of floating windmills is other recurring work.

This summer Assister together with Van Oord performed the task of levelling the seabed in Harwich by removing a total of 15 million cubic metres of silt, sand, and clay from the seabed in the Harwich Harbor and Canal. This was dredged with a jumbo trailing suction hopper dredger and a large backhoe dredger from Van Oord. Between and after the campaigns of dredging, AHTS Assister was levelling the seabed with a 22-metre-wide plough weighing 120 tons. The project was carried out to give unimpeded access to the latest generation of container vessels to the Harwich Harbor and the Port of Felixstowe. The ploughing work for Assister was carried out over two campaigns each running for approximately 35 days. The dredged material was deposited at a designated area offshore.

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