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    FBMA Marine signs two vessel order for SLICE crewboats

    Yard News // March 4, 2005
    Shipbuilder FBMA Marine Inc, in Cebu in the Philippines has reported excellent results for the year ending 2004, and reports that the company has been awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin to build two Sea SLICE crew boats for delivery in 2006.

    Based upon the technology demonstrator built for the US Navy, the 2 x 28m vessels will operate as crew boats in the Mexican Gulf, ferrying crew to and from oil installations.

    The novel hull forms are a new concept in crew vessel design, offering exceptional sea keeping and reductions in onboard motion, resulting in minimal motion induced sickness.

    As prime contractor to Lockheed Martin, FBMA Marine Inc will be responsiblefor delivering two of the most hi-tech vessels ever constructed inPhilippines.The vessels will be operated by Hoteleria y Servicios Petroleros for the Mexican state oil company Pemex.

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