ABERDEEN, UK – Shipping and energy services firm Craig Group has launched two new D-class IMT 950 emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs).
Part of a £70 million ($112 million) investment plan for North Star Shipping, which will see a total of six vessels delivered between 2014 and 2016, these two vessels are named the Grampian Dynamic and the Grampian Dynasty.
Built at the Balenciaga Shipyard, Spain, the vessels have contracts with North Sea operators beginning immediately following delivery from the shipyard.
The vessels, which are 50 m (164 ft) in length, will be outfitted as a minimum with one daughter craft, one fast rescue craft, and survival facilities.
An additional two D-class vessels, the Grampian Deliverance and the Grampian Devotion, will be launched by North Star Shipping in 2015, followed by two 58-m (190-ft) F-class IMT 958 multi-role ERRVs in early 2016, completing the investment plan.