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11 Mar 2011
Swire Pacific Offshore Names New Vessel

Mrs. Francesca Pratt, wife of Christopher Pratt, Chairman of Swire Pacific Limited, was the Lady Sponsor today at the naming of Pacific Champion, the latest addition to the Swire Pacific Offshore fleet. Built at Sekwang Heavy Industries in Ulsan, Korea, Pacific Champion is a new UT786 Clean Design, 16,314 bhp Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel. The vessel is also built to Ice C Class and Comfort (V3) notations and is equipped with a 400-tonne line pull winch. Enhanced with Fi-Fi II (Fire-fighting), DP2 (Dynamic Positioning), and Oil Recovery capabilities, this powerful, high-specification vessel is suitable for a variety of offshore tasks, particularly in deepwater and harsh environments and capable of towing the largest vessels in the world. The vessel complements Swire Pacific Offshore's existing fleet of 75 vessels to provide offshore support to oil and gas companies globally.

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About Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO)
Established in 1975, Swire Pacific Offshore is a wholly owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited. The company is a leading service provider to the offshore oil and gas industry, owning and operating a fleet of 75 vessels. SPO is fully equipped to support a wide range of offshore activities. The company, headquartered in Singapore, has regional offices in Australia, Azerbaijan, Brunei, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Qatar, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates, and operates vessels in every major oil exploration region outside of North America.