SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 — Fort Lauderdale, FL, headquartered Resolve Marine Group has acquired a 152-ton bollard tug, Resolve Monarch, from JP Knight (Lowestoft) Ltd., U.K.
Built in 1999, the Resolve Monarch has a 152-bollard ton pull
Previously named the Anglian Monarch, the purpose built emergency towing vessel (ETV) was on contract with the United Kingdom government, serving as part of the government's coast line emergency response fleet, and was actively involved in many high-profile maritime casualty responss
"The Monarch is a great addition to our growing global fleet and enhances our worldwide emergency response and salvage capabilities for our OPA-90 clients and others," says to Damian Allan, Resolve's Director of Business Development.
The vessel was designed to serve as a dedicated emergency response and salvage vessel in northern European waters.
For her first assignment as Resolve Monarch she sailed from Invergordon, Scotland, last month and is currently en route the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand where she will assist with Resolve's work on the MV Rena project.
"Adding this purpose built ETV to our fleet not only strengthens our global emergency response abilities, but also reflects our commitment to offer clients the best resources available," says Joe Farrell, President of Resolve Marine Group.
Resolve says the acquisition illustrates its dedication to serve its clients on a continual basis by reinvesting revenues in rescue fleet expansions and emergency response resources of both personnel and equipment.
As part of this commitment, Resolve recently stationed an ETV, the U.S.-Flagged Resolve Pioneer, in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, where there has been a great need for emergency response resources due to increased vessel traffic in the environmentally-sensitive area.