Netherlands-based shipping company Vroon has taken delivery of one of its field-support vessels (FSV), VOS Glory, from Fujian Shipbuilding Trading in Fuzhou, China.
The 60m-long emergency response and rescue / field-support vessel (ERRV) is the second in a series of four Vroon FSVs being built at the shipyard.
In November 2014, Fujian South East Shipyard (FSES) received three FSVs along with two Vroon’s multi-purpose platform-supply vessels (MPSV).
The remaining two FSVs, VOS Glamour and VOS Gorgeous, are expected to be delivered in the next few months.
In total, Vroon has ordered 22 offshore support vessels at Fujian Southeast, with delivery to take place between 2014 and 2016.
VOS Glory will be deployed in the North Sea where it will be managed by Vroon Offshore Services Aberdeen.
Recently, the company acquired a 2006-built bitumen / molten sulphur tanker, the MT ST Charlotte. This vessel, which will be renamed Iver Ability, will bring the total number of Vroon’s bitumen tankers to 12.
Currently, MT ST Charlotte is operating in the Atlantic basin on charter to Total for the carriage of molten sulphur and bitumen cargoes.
In December 2014, Vroon awarded a contract to China’s Cosco Shipyard to build a seventh livestock carrier. The vessel will have a cargo capacity of about 4,500m² and will be have a cruising range of 18,000nm.
Image: VOS Glory features a wave-piercing bow hull shape. Photo: courtesy of Vroon.