Opus Marine Takes Over Three Crew Transfer Vessels
Three formerly bareboat-chartered crew transfer vessel (“SOLWAY”, “DEVERON” and “CARBOCLYDE”) were taken over from Fintry Marine Ltd. by Opus Marine.
For Opus’ customers nothing changes, namely, Opus remains fully in charge as commercial and technical ship manager.
The 24-meter CTV “CARBOCLYDE” was built in Sweden in 2010 out of carbon and has been employed since by wind farm operators in the North and Baltic Sea. The slightly smaller GRP-built crew transfer vessels “SOLWAY” and “DEVERON” (2005 and 2007) are primarily operated on a 12 hours service regime. All three ships are registered in the German ship register of Hamburg and fly the flag of Great Britain.
In addition, the Opus Marine GmbH manages the seagoing Guard and Survey Vessel “DUO”, which is currently employed in the North Sea for seabed surveying works.
Opus Marine’s managing director Bernhard Messer: “As the exclusive agent of our British partner TURBINE TRANSFERS we provide chartering service for a fleet of 45 crew transfer vessels in German waters since many years. Now with the completed acquisition of three crew transfer vessels we can provide even better availability of modern tonnage to our customers, thereby improving the fleet mix with TURBINE TRANSFERS and the other partners from the chartering network of WINDFARMBASE.”
Opus Marine, January 2, 2014