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    Craig Group completes £35 million investment programme

    Company News // May 28, 2012

    The last in the series of new D class Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels (ERRVs), commissioned by Craig Group in a £35 million investment programme, has been launched.

    Grampian Defiance, the last of four new-build emergency rescue and response vessels (ERRVs) which will be managed by Craig Group division North Star Shipping, was launched earlier this month at Balenciaga Shipyard in Northern Spain.

    The new ERRVs – named the Grampian Don, the Grampian Dee, the Grampian Discovery and the Grampian Defiance – represent a continued drive by the group to operate the largest and most modern British wholly owned fleet engaged in the UK offshore industry, supporting 50 installations in the North Sea.

    Grampian Defiance will commence a contract with DONG E&P in September to support its North Sea operations. The other vessels have secured long-term contracts with oil companies providing support to their operations in the North Sea.

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