Seacat Services Launches Second 26m CTV
Seacat Services, an offshore energy support vessel operator, launched Seacat Courageous, the firm’s second 26-metre crew transfer vessel.
Seacat Courageous, which will hit the water for the first time following an official naming ceremony this morning at the South Boats IOW yard in Cowes, is set to join sister vessel Seacat Intrepid in the nine-strong Seacat Services fleet.
The vessel features a 26,000-litre fuel tank, allowing great flexibility in the number of operational hours that can be served at sea, and a larger foredeck to accommodate 20ft equipment containers.
“Since her launch in October last year, Seacat Intrepid has set a new standard for vessels servicing the offshore wind sector,” said Ian Baylis, Managing Director, Seacat Services. “Seacat Courageous will match that standard, further enhancing our offering in the waters of the North Sea, Baltic and the domestic UK market.”
Once sea trials are complete, Seacat Courageous will head directly to her first deployment in the North Sea.
Earlier this month, Seacat Services confirmed a £6 million investment in two new 24-metre OESVs as it prepares for the next phase of European offshore wind construction.