Inchcape Shipping Services expands launch fleet to meet growing demand
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the maritime and logistics service provider, has expanded its launch fleet with two more fast crew-boats, bringing its total fleet size to 18 vessels.
The two newbuild 42-metre vessels have been added in response to a growing demand in the Oil and Gas sector for faster crew/supply boats to increase operational efficiencies and will assist in the safe and fast transfer of offshore personnel, cargo and liquid payloads.
Custom-built to ISS’ specifications by the Grand Weld shipyard in Dubai, the FNSA 3 and FNSA 4 both have a 75-seater passenger capacity and can operate virtually anywhere in the world, according to charter demand.
Each boat has been fitted with the latest navigation equipment, comprehensive satellite communication systems, engine performance and weather monitoring systems. Other features include comprehensive D-fendering, h2s monitoring systems (key when working in the vicinity of oil and gas platforms), aircraft-type seating and a fresh water generator.
Comments Flemming Jensen, EVP of ISS Middle East and India: “Delivered to ISS Dubai, these additions to our fleet increase and further diversify our offshore portfolio to meet the increased demand of the Oil & Gas industry for faster and more efficient crew/supply vessels.
“The new launches are directly linked to ISS’ strategy to enhance our service offering to the Oil and Gas markets, particularly in Middle East & Africa region. Both vessels have already been chartered for projects off Abu Dhabi.”
Source: Inchcape Shipping Services