SPO vessels hit the spot marketVessel & ROV News // February 14, 2007
Seabrokers reports that Pacific Blade and Pacific Brigand have
recently joined the North Sea spot market and will be based in Aberdeen for the foreseeable future.
The two vessels owned and operated by Swire Pacific Offshore
(SPO) are Norwegian built UT720 design AHTS with 12,240BHP generating a 150 tonne bollard pull.
The sister vessels have recently completed their long term charter to Saipem supporting the Castoro Sei pipelay barge.
Saipemís three year programme has seen the vessels work throughout the North Sea, the Mediterranean and the Middle East covering projects such as the Green Stream pipelay, Dolphin Gas pipeline and most recently the Tweedsmuir project.
Pacific Blade and Pacific Brigand have not worked in the spot market since the early 2000s.