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    Halul to acquire quartet of safety standby vessels

    Vessel & ROV News // May 16, 2006

    Halul Offshore Services (HOSC) is to acquire four new safety standby vessels at a cost of about US$16 million and yesterday signed a contract with a Singaporean shipbuilder, Pacific Ocean Engineering (POE), to build the vessels.

    The contract for the vessels, expected to be built in 16 months at the POEís shipyard in China, was signed by HOSC chairman Sheikh Hamad bin Suhaim al-Thani and POE managing director Raymond Quah.

    HOSC operates a diversified fleet of 40 offshore support vessels, is experienced in ROV/ tug supply vessels, crewboats, accommodation work vessels and crane boats.

    The company is building two anchor handlers in India, one of which, Halul 24, is scheduled for delivery this month and the other by September. It is also building two DP 1 anchor handlers at Q-Con Marine fabrication yard in Mesaieed.

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