Norway: Island Offshore Takes Delivery of MV Island Crusader
Today, Island Offshore took delivery of the MV Island Crusader from STX OSV, Brevik shipyard. It is the 20th vessel in the fleet that is operated by Island Offshore Management AS and it is the 7th of the UT 776 type.
This is hull no. 765 and has the designation UT 776 CDG, where G stands for gas operation. It is the first offshore supply vessel in the world to operate in DP II without using diesel. The hull was built at STX OSV Braila, Romania and equipped at STX OSV in Brevik.
STX OSV is a major global shipbuilder, constructing offshore and specialized vessels used in the offshore oil and gas exploration & production and oil services industries. Its core business is innovative design and construction of complex and highly customized OSV’s, including PSV’s, AHTS’s and advanced OSCV’s. In addition, the company is producing specialized vessels such as LNG-powered ferries, naval and coast guard vessels, fishing vessels and non-offshore related icebreakers with customers-specific applications. STX OSV has nine shipbuilding facilities worldwide – five in Norway, two in Romania, one in Brazil and one in Vietnam. Its strategically located shipyards enable the company to meet every need of a diverse and sophisticated global customer base.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, June 5, 2012; Image: islandoffshore