Otto Marine Limited, a leading offshore marine company which specializes in building complex offshore support vessels, ship chartering and offers specialized offshore services, has chartered two units of 40 meters Anchor Handling Tugs (AHT), “SWORDFISH 4” and “Swordfish 5” to Go Marine Group Pty Ltd.
The sister vessels, “SWORDFISH 4” and “SWORDFISH 5” are completed at Otto Marine’s yard in Batam.
The “SWORDFISH 5” left the Batam yard for its maiden job and will be employed initially on an international towage work before being mobilized to Australia to support various civil and offshore construction works.
The “SWORDFISH 4” is being mobilized and expected to depart Batam before the end of the year with its maiden contract delivering a barge to Bass Strait before being deployed to New Zealand to support towage operations. Both vessels will be operated by Go Marine.
Chief Financial Officer of Otto Marine, Mr Michael See, commented,
“Go Marine fits perfectly in our strategy of growing our chartering business and also providing us a strong platform to capture the oil and gas market in the Australian region and these 2 vessels to Go Marine is another step forward for both partners.”
Offshore Energy Today Staff, December 13, 2011; Image: Go Marine