The Chilean Navy‘s new Anchor Handling Towing Supply & Standby Vessel (AHTSSV) ATF-65 Janequeo arrived in Valparaíso/Chile on February 22, after sailing 11,000 nautical miles through the Indian and Pacific oceans.
The ship was built by the Indian shipyard Larsen & Toubro Shipbuilding.
The acquisition of AHTSSV, for a value of 11.5 million dollars, was carried out through the U.S. Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and was managed by the Naval Sea Systems Command (Navsea).
The new ship replaces the ATF-68 Leucotón Withdrawn from service in 2008 and its incorporation allows the Chilean Navy to increase its rescue and salvage capabilities.
ATF-65 Janequeo Images: Twitter/Aditya_G_Social
Displacement: 2500 tons
Lenght: 70 m
Width: 19 m
Draught: 6.2 m
Designer: Win Marine
Builder: Larsen & Toubro Yard No.: 71010
The ship is expected to be commissioned on 25 February 2021.