Sentinel Marine welcomes new ERRV into fleet

Aberdeen-based Sentinel Marine has taken delivery of its latest multi-role emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRVs) Biscay Sentinel.

The British-flagged vessel, which measured 62 metres by 15 metres, was delivered at Cosco Guangzhou Shipyard in China and is expected to arrive in Scotland in early May.

Biscay Sentinel will immediately join operations in the North Sea, providing vital support and lifesaving services to the oil and gas industry.

Powered by two Caterpillar 1,400kW engines that reach a top speed of 14 knots, Biscay Sentinel can also be used for rescue towing, dynamic positioning, cargo storage and oil recovery.

Chief Executive Officer Rory Deans said Biscay Sentinel will be its seventh new ERRV to enter operation, with another two under construction.


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