Over the Christmas break, we received word that the 16.5m Abels Survey Vessel 'Susan H' has been put in the water in her new home of Valparaiso, on the Chilean coast.
This twin-engined vessel is reportedly constructed in 1991 by David Abels Ltd., originally built for the Environment Agency as 'Water Guardian'. This vessel has the potential to serve many commercial applications including dive support, scientific/environmental survey, guard duties, etc.
The Lochin team assisted the purchaser (now owner) with all aspects, beyond the usual sale and purchase, from obtaining a transcript of closed British registry to helping to organise shipping to Chile.
She will begin work on a hydrographic surveying contract in the early part of this year.