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    Strategic Marine bags new European contract

    Vessel & ROV News // February 1, 2008

    The Netherlands-based maritime services company SMIT has awarded Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine a contract to build three aluminium hulled crew/pilot boats for use in its Middle East operations.

    Strategic Marine chairman, Mark Newbold, said the sale of the 22.1m crew/pilot boats re-enforced Strategic Marine’s reputation as a global shipbuilder.

    “This is a major strategic step forward and builds on the delivery of three 31m wellhead maintenance vessels to European client Svitzer,” said Mr Newbold.

    “The contract is a positive step forward for the development of Strategic Marine’s brand and reputation in Europe and the Arabian Gulf offshore industry where both the Svitzer’s and SMIT’s vessels will operate”.

    The crew/pilot boats will carry up to 30 passengers and 38m2 of open deck space. All three vessels will be built at the company’s Tuas shipyard in Singapore.

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