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    Tempest for Talisman

    Vessel & ROV News // June 15, 2006

    Seascope Offshore says Talisman Energy is due to take delivery of the newbuilding medium sized PSV SBS Tempest (aVS470 MkII) around mid-June after the vessel delivers from the Karmsund
    shipyard in Norway.

    The vessel has been chartered for a minimum of five years and ensures Talisman will retain a PSV ‘pool’ of five units for most of this year at least as the large PSV SBS Cirrus (UT705) has recently been extended to the end of November – the vessel
    originally commenced working for Talisman at the end of May 2003.

    Other vessels in their long term ‘pool’ include Acadian Sea (UT705)/Olympic Promoter (UT755L) and Grampian Explorer (UT755L) which has been working for Talisman since April 2003.

    Seascope said the latter vessel is now effectively acting as a forerunner to North Star’s newbuild medium sized PSV (IMT978) which has been contracted for a minimum of five years and is due for delivery around September 2007 from the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain. 


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