Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd. (SPO), a Singapore-based shipowner and operator, reported Friday that it celebrated the delivery of its latest Platform Supply Vessel (PSV), Pacific Grackle on Thursday, Sept. 17 in Japan.
The G Class series is the latest addition to SPO’s fleet and is specially commissioned to meet the increasing market demand for PSV vessels. These vessels, with their 4,000-ton deadweight, are powered by a four-engine diesel electric propulsion plant and equipped with highly efficient counter rotating azimuth thrusters ensuring excellent fuel efficiency. These FiFi 1, DP2 (dynamic positioning 2) vessels, with their high Environmental Regularity Number (ERN) are SPS Compliant, Clean Class and built LFL notation ready, to allow for future methanol carriage.
“We are pleased to welcome Pacific Grackle to our growing fleet of vessels. We are confident that Pacific Grackle will be a valuable asset and will join its sister vessels in providing efficient and reliable services to meet the current and future needs of our global clients,” says Managing Director of SPO, Neil Glenn.
Pacific Grackle is the fourth of 10 vessels in the G Class series that SPO has commissioned Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) to build. Its sister vessels, Pacific Goldfinch, Pacific Gosling and Pacific Gannet and were delivered in March 2015, May 2015 and September 2014 respectively. Once these 10 vessels are completed, SPO will be one of the top 10 PSV fleet owners in the world.
SPO’s competitive edge over its competitors hinges on its sound reputation as a trusted service provider with more than 40 years of experience, its diverse fleet of vessels and wide range of marine services. Today, SPO owns and operates a diverse fleet of 92 vessels comprising 19 classes of vessels including PSVs, Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels, Accommodation Barges, Ice Breaking Supply vessels, Windfarm Installation vessels, Seismic Survey vessels, among others.
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