A NEW Craig Group vessel was introduced yesterday at Aberdeen harbour as the global shipping and energy service firm named one of the last vessels of 16 in an eight-year £130million investment programme.
The emergency-response and rescue (ERR) vessel was named the Grampian Calgary by Lindsey Mair, wife of Talisman Energy logistics manager Dave Mair.
She will be managed by Craig Group division North Star Shipping, and will go straight into service with Talisman Energy providing ERR services to the oil company’s Piper B, Saltire, Tartan and Claymore installations.
She has been named the Grampian Calgary after the Canadian city in which Talisman Energy has its headquarters.
North Star Shipping provides offshore support, remotely operated vehicle survey and ERR vessels to customers operating in the North Sea.
The naming comes on the back of an announcement by Craig Group that it will build four additional ERR vessels next year.
At present the group’s fleet has 30 vessels and that will increase to 32 by the end of this year.
North Star managing director Callum Bruce said: “Our continued commitment to the expansion and ongoing modernisation of the fleet reinforces our strategy of providing clients with a service based on quality and safety.
“We are delighted that this vessel has been officially named at Aberdeen harbour and we are really excited that we are in the final stages of completing our £130million investment programme.”