SANKATY was the third former offshore supply vessel to join the SSA's current fleet as a freight vessel. This 1981 Rysco Shipyard vessel came to the SSA in 1994. Although SANKATY started life as a slightly larger vessel than KATAMA or GAY HEAD, she has not undergone the lengthening conversion of the other two SSA freight vessels (197x 40). Her initial conversion design by Boldcraft was more extensive in the realm of passenger amenities, and she is certified for 300 persons. SANKATY serves the SSA as a relief and standby vessel. She has a more limited vehicle carrying capacity than the other freight vessels and spends the majority of her service performing off-season overhaul relief. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available.
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