Vroon has informed that the vessel VOS Faithful left Jiangsu Islands Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. in Nanjing, China, earlier today, January 27, 2015.
VOS Faithful is a 50m ERRV (emergency response and rescue vessel) and the fourth in a ten-vessel newbuilding programme, with six 50m ERRVs being built at Jiangsu Island Shipbuilding in Nanjing and four 60m vessels under construction at Fujian Shipbuilding Industry, also in China.
All vessels have a wave-piercing bow shape that has been specially designed for Vroon. The first two vessels, VOS Fabulous and VOS Fairness, have already been delivered to the company and are currently operating out of Aberdeen for Vroon Offshore Services.
In a ceremony held at the shipyard in November 2014, VOS Faithful was christened by Monique Haverbeke, Crewing Assistant at Vroon Ship Management B.V. and a Vroon employee for 37 years.
According to Vroon, the vessel will be operational in the North Sea this March.