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First UK Flagged HS-OSC Wind Farm Vessel

BMT Nigel Gee_Sure Diamond_Image 2 (low rez)[1]Naval architecture and marine engineering design consultancy firm BMT Nigel Gee has announced the delivery of Sure Diamond. This is the first ever UK flagged vessel to be certified under the Interim Code for High Speed Offshore Service Craft (HS-OSC). The vessel is a 26 metre StratCAT built by Strategic Marine in Vietnam.

Under the new code, which was released by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) in September, the vessel can carry up to 12 passengers and a further 12 offshore personnel in addition to the ship’s crew. Sure Diamond also has a certificate of compliance with the new German Code for Offshore Service Craft which was released in December 2014.

The vessel is powered by MAN D2862 Engines with a Servogear Controllable Pitch propulsion system which offers excellent fuel efficiency and exceptional bollard pull capabilities.

A second StratCAT 26 vessel, Sure Dynamic, has completed sea trials in Vietnam and is being shipped to the UK, along with a further 24 technician Quad IPS StratCAT 26 for Opielok Offshore Carriers. Both vessels are designed by BMT and built by Strategic Marine.