Gallery: North Star Shipping takes delivery of ‘Grampian Devotion’
North Star Shipping has taken delivery of its new Emergency Response and Rescue vessels (ERRV) the Grampian Devotion as the vessel arrived in Aberdeen, from Balenciaga Shipyard in Spain, over the weekend.
The Grampian Devotion is the eighth and final D-class IMT-950 ERRV built for the company as part of a major £110 million ($169.5M) investment programme, the company said.
Callum Bruce, managing director of North Star Shipping which is operated by Craig Group, said: “The delivery of the Grampian Devotion marks a key milestone in our investment programme because it both completes our D-class range of new builds and further enhances our fleet of vessels which are at the forefront of safety, technology and capability.”
“With the largest, wholly-owned British fleet engaged in the UK offshore industry, we continue to provide the highest levels of service to our clients ensuring the highest levels of safety, quality and service.”
North Star Shipping has added seven other D-class IMT-950 ERRVs to its fleet since 2011 with the company’s investment plan due to be complete over the next year with the launch of two F-class IMT-958 multi-role ERRVs, the Grampian Fortress and Grampian Freedom.
Douglas Craig, chairman and managing director of Craig Group, said: “The arrival of the Grampian Devotion underlines our commitment to ensuring that we continue to deliver a safe, high quality and cost-effective service to our clients. This also allows us to continue to train almost 100 cadets to further support the British marine industry and the next generation of seafarers.”