First F-Class vessel for North Star launchedVessel & ROV News // August 4, 2015
Grampian Fortess is the first F-Class vessel for North Star.
North Star Shipping, part of Craig Group, has launched its first F-Class vessel, Grampian Fortress. The IMT 958 multi-role emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV) was named at Balenciaga Shipyard in Northern Spain this week.
The vessel is the first of two F-class vessels in the group’s £110 million investment, which has already seen eight vessels delivered to Craig Group in the last two years.
At 58m long, Grampian Fortress has diesel-electric propulsion via twin azimuth stern drives and is 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.
Grampian Fortress will be joined later in the year by the second F-Class ERRV, Grampian Freedom.