Last D-class unit for North Star deliveredVessel & ROV News // July 9, 2015
North Star Shipping has reinforced its fleet after taking delivery of its new ERRV, Grampian Devotion, in Aberdeen.
The vessel is the eighth and final D-class IMT-950 Emergency Response and Rescue vessel (ERRV) that the company had built as part of a major £110 million investment programme.
North Star Shipping has added seven other D-class IMT-950 ERRVs to its fleet since 2011 with the company’s investment plan due to be complete over the next year with the launch of two F-class IMT-958 multi-role ERRVs, the Grampian Fortress and Grampian Freedom.
The D-class vessels, which are 50meters in length, are outfitted as a minimum with one daughter craft, one fast rescue craft and state-of-the-art rescue facilities.
The F-Class vessels, which are slightly larger at 58m, feature diesel electric propulsion via twin Azimuth Stern Drives. They 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.