Abeille Normandie – détails
The Abeille Normandie (ex SIEM Garnet) and her sister-ship the Abeille Méditerranée will soon replace the Abeille Flandre and the Abeille Languedoc, as part of the call for tenders won by the company Les Abeilles International for the charter of two Emergency Towing Vessels in the English Channel and in Mediterranean Sea.
These 2 recent and powerful vessels were purchased from the Norwegian offshore shipping company SIEM offshore. Thus, the principle of sister-ships assigned to the protection of the French coast is once again respected. They will be the most powerful intervention tugs ever assigned to the protection of the French coast.
Transformation work will be carried out on the 2 vessels in the the German Naval Yard of Kiel for final commissioning in 2022.
Salvage and towing operations
Escorts of ships in difficulty
Search and rescue