Atlantic Osprey

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For the vehicle carrier, see Atlantic Osprey (ferry).
Name: Atlantic Osprey
Operator: Atlantic Towing Limited
Port of registry: Halifax,  Canada
Builder: Halifax Shipyard
Completed: 2003
Identification: IMO number: 9255907[1]
Status: Scrapped at Swansea, Wales[2]
General characteristics
Tonnage: 3,453 Gross tons[1]
Length: 80 m (262 ft 6 in)[1]
Beam: 18 m (59 ft 1 in)[1]
Draught: 6.6 m (21 ft 8 in)[1]
Installed power: 4 × Bergen B32:40 diesel engines[1]
Propulsion: 2 × Controllable pitch propellers
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph) (maximum)[1]

The Atlantic Osprey is an anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS) vessel, launched 17 April 2003.[3]

Built by Halifax Shipyard for operation by Atlantic Towing Limited, Atlantic Osprey is an Ulstein UT 722 L design intended for use in the offshore oil fields. With a 12 MW diesel engine, the 3453 gross tonne tug can transit at 16 knots (30 km/h).[4]

It came to prominence as the vessel used to recover wreckage and bodies following the 12 March 2009 crash of Cougar Helicopters Flight 91.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Atlantic Towing Limited "Atlantic Osprey Specifacation", accessed 10 March 2012
  2. ^ - Barrow ship Set to be Scrapped [1], accessed 15 September 2014
  3. ^ "Halifax Shipyard launches AHTS". Offshore Magazine. 63 (7). Pennwell. July 2003. Retrieved 2009-03-16. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Vessel: Atlantic Osprey". Canadian Transportation Agency. Retrieved 2009-03-16. [dead link]

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