Singapore’s Radio Holland to maintain Thome Ship Management’s tankers

24 August 2015 (Last Updated August 24th, 2015 18:30)

Singapore’s Radio Holland has signed a managed service agreement (MSA) with Thome Ship Management to maintain nine vessels for four years on a 24/7 basis.

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Singapore’s Radio Holland has signed a managed service agreement (MSA) with Thome Ship Management to maintain nine vessels for four years on a 24/7 basis.

The vessels under this agreement include a pool of nine chemical oil tankers of around 45,000 to 50,000dwt.

As part of the new development, Radio Holland will be responsible for carrying out maintenance of marine electronic equipment including navigation, communication, automation and IT equipment.

Thome Ship Management Fleet Group manager Tihomar Baraba said: "Radio Holland has a large global network and enjoys a good reputation. We need a reliable partner we can call on to support our worldwide activities.

"We were looking for suitable partners to assist our tanker pool, the Champion fleet, but we found there were not so many companies with a network as extensive as Radio Holland."

"We were looking for suitable partners to assist our tanker pool, the Champion fleet, but we found there were not so many companies with a network as extensive as Radio Holland."

The latest contract will cover services, including annual radio surveys to servicing bridge equipment, delivery of spare parts and on-the-spot troubleshooting.

Baraba added: "It is also convenient for us to have a local contact in Singapore, where we know the people and they help us wherever our vessels are in the world."

In June, Radio Holland secured a contract from BW Fleet Management (BWFM) to provide services for navigation and communication equipments on 13 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers.

As part of the two-year service agreement, Radio Holland will also provide remote support for the vessels.


Image: Radio Holland will maintain a pool of Thome Ship’s nine chemical oil tankers of around 45,000-50,000dwt. Photo: courtesy of Imtech.