Craig Group company, North Star Shipping has announced the launch of two new Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels as part of a £70 million investment plan.
The new D-class IMT 950s are two of a total six vessels that are scheduled to be delivered between 2014 and 2016 as part of the strategy.
The vessels, named the Grampian Dynamic and the Grampian Destiny were built at Balenciaga Shipyard, Northern Spain, and have already received contracts with North Sea Operators to commence after delivery from the shipyard.
The vessels will be launched by North Star Shipping in 2015 and are followed by two F-class IMT 958 multi-role ERRVs in early 2016.
Managing director of North Star Shipping (operated by Craig Group) Callum Bruce said: “Our newbuild programme cements North Star Shipping’s position as the largest wholly owned British fleet, engaged in the UK offshore industry.”
Since 2003 Craig Group has put a total of £350 million into 28 vessels for North Star Shipping. The investment will allow the company to support British shipping by training seafarers in the industry.