Shipping company Atlantic Offshore has been awarded an emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV) contract with Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited.
According to Atlantic, the contract is for the 24-year old Ocean Tay and will begin on January 21, 2017.
The company also said that the contract is for a three-year firm period with two yearly options.
Before this contract, the Ocean Tay worked for three years with Nexen UK. Initially, the vessel was awarded a two-year firm contract with a 12-month extension option.
For the purpose of the Nexen contract, which began in December 2013, the Ocean Tay underwent conversion in Sunderland so it could comply with UK class A standby requirements.
After the initial contract had expired, Nexen declared a one-year option for the vessel which expired this month.
The 63-meter long and 15-meter wide vessel is owned by Atlantic Offshore Scotland and built in 1992 in Zhejiang, China. Ocean Tay is a DNV classified vessel with a gross tonnage of 1,673 tonnes which can accommodate 20 people.
Offshore Energy Today Staff