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    Strategic Marine moves into Mexico

    Yard News // January 24, 2008

    Strategic Marine's 52m crewboat design is to be built in Mexico.

    Strategic Marine will open its first shipyard in the Americas in early 2008 following a successful joint venture bid with Servicios Navales E Industriales SA de CV (SENI) to build two 52m aluminum crewboats for Arrendadora Ocean Mexicana S.A. de CV (Blue Marine Offshore) in Mexico.

    Strategic Marine already operates yards at its Henderson headquarters in Western Australia, Tuas in Singapore and Dong Xuyen Industrial Zone, Ba-Ria Vung Tau in southern Vietnam.

    The US$11.89 million contract will see the two vessels operated by Blue Marine Offshore for its Pemex contract in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Work on the contract is scheduled to commence this year, before which Strategic will work with SENI to upgrade its existing maintenance facility at Mazatlan on the Mexican west coast.

    Both vessels will be based on Strategicís Deep V High Speed Planing Hull design and will be operated by a 10-man crew with a 60 passengers capacity in addition to 100 tonne of cargo at a cruising speed of 20 knots.

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