MARCH 29, 2012 — Aberdeen, Scotland, headquartered Sentinel Marine has placed orders with Singapore listed Malaysian shipbuilder Nam Cheong to construct four multi-role field support emergency response and rescue vessels.
The vessels will feature dynamic positioning, redundancy of propulsion and thruster systems, cargo carrying capabilities and advanced rescue and recovery equipment.
They are designed to work in the North Sea and particular attention has been placed on seakeeping, crew comfort and fuel efficiency.
The vessels will deliver in the third and fourth quarters of 2014 with a further four option vessels included in the contract.
Sentinel Marine presently has two AHTS and five PSV’s on order in addition to this new order.
Nam Cheong says the vessels will be built at its subcontracted shipyards in China.