Two more ERRVs for Craig GroupVessel & ROV News // October 9, 2014
Grampian Dynamic - one of North Star's latest ERRVs.
Family owned shipping and energy services firm Craig Group has announced the delivery of two new D-class IMT 950 Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels (ERRVs).
Part of a £70 million investment plan for North Star Shipping which will see a total of six vessels delivered between 2014 and 2016, they have been named Grampian Dynamic and Grampian Dynasty.
Built at the Balenciaga Shipyard in Northern Spain, the vessels have secured contracts with North Sea Operators, commencing immediately following delivery from the shipyard.
Douglas Craig, Chairman and Managing Director of Craig Group, said: “This is a significant investment by Craig Group and is one we are making as a result of our commitment to our clients, our employees and the marine industry. These new vessels are now part of a fleet that is not only at the forefront of technology but also at the forefront of safety.”
Ay 50m in length, the vessels will be outfitted as a minimum with one daughter craft, one fast rescue craft and state of the art survival facilities.
An additional two D-class vessels, Grampian Deliverance and Grampian Devotion, will be launched by North Star Shipping in 2015, followed by two F-class IMT 958 multi-role ERRVs in early 2016, completing the investment plan.
Slightly larger at 58m with diesel-electric propulsion via twin azimuth stern drives, the F-Class vessels will also be equipped with daughter craft and fast rescue craft as well as being able to transfer and store limited deck cargo and provide offshore locations with fresh water and fuel if required.