MAY 30, 2012 — Troms Offshore Supply, Tromsø, Norway, has taken delivery of newbuild no 773 at STX Søviknes shipyard in Norway. The ship will be given the name MV Troms Sirius in a May 31 naming ceremony in Stavanger.
Troms Sirius is a Clean Design diesel electric PSV (Platform Supply Vessel) with a deck area of 1,020 sq.m, making it one of the largest PSV ships operating in the North Sea. Engines and propulsion in combination with advanced catalyst technologies ensure low fuel consumption, efficient operations and reduced emissions to air. In addition, she carries the most advanced equipment for oil recovery services and fire fighting (FiFi II).
MV Troms Sirius is a STX PSV 09 design similar to one of the other ships in the company’s fleet, MV Troms Capella (see picture), while the other ships owned by Troms Offshore are of VS 485 CD design. The ship will fly the Norwegian NOR flag with a crew of 28 split on two shifts.
MV Troms Sirius will primarily be positioned for operations in the North Sea and in the Barents Sea.