ISTANBUL, Turkey – Polarcus has agreed to an offshore crewing contract with V. Ships Turkey for the eight-streamer 3D seismic acquisition vessel Polarcus SAMUR.
Recently Polarcus sold the vessel to Turkish Petroleum Corp. (TPAO). It will be renamed Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa after the Ottoman admiral, with Polarcus providing technical and crew management services to TPAO under a three-year contract.
V. Ships will support Polarcus by supplying experienced Turkish maritime crew to meet the flag requirements of the Turkish International Ship Registry, under which the vessel will be flagged.
Harun Duzgoren, managing director of V. Ships Turkey, said: “This is our fourth back-to-back offshore marine services contract in the last three years…The vast majority of our crew have been with us in other similar projects in the Black Sea and other parts of the world as well, so we are confident that they will integrate quickly with the Polarcus crew onboard.”