Spanish yard completes latest North Star rescue vessel

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – Balenciaga Shipyard in northern Spain has launched the last of four new D class emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) commissioned by Craig Group.

The Grampian Defiance will be managed by Craig Group division North Star Shipping, and will start supporting DONG E&P’s North Sea operations in September.

Forerunners the Grampian Don, Grampian Dee, and Grampian Discovery are all on long-term contracts in the North Sea.

The NSS-IMT 950 vessels, designed by IMT in Montrose, eastern Scotland, are each equipped with one or two daughter crafts, and one fast rescue craft.


Grampian Defiance


Grampian Defiance by North Star

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