Taking advantage of the recession in the global shipping industry, the
state owned Shipping Corporation of India Limited (SCI) has taken delivery of a
second hand Multi-purpose Support Vessel (MPSV) at Singapore on July 07th.
The vessel has been named ‘SCI Saraswati’ and added to SCI fleet. The
deadweight tonnage (DWT) of the vessel is 3,719 tonnes and the gross tonnage
(GT) is 3,616.
The vessel complies with DPS2 requirements and SPS 2008 code and has been
dual classed with Indian Register of Shipping and American Bureau of Shipping.
SCI has acquired the resale Multi-Purpose Support Vessel (MPSV) from owner
Emerald Marine Global Limited, British Virgin Islands, on 07th July 2017. The
vessel has been acquired after upgrading the vessel with heli-deck, higher
capacity crane, lifeboats, FRC, etc. to strategically place the vessel in the
offshore market and to serve the need of India’s Offshore / Research sector.
This is the second MPSV in SCI’s offshore fleet; the first one ‘SCI
Sabarmati’ was acquired in November 2016. SCI’s offshore fleet has now reached
eleven vessels aggregating to 26,574 GT and 27,221 DWT.
this new addition to SCI fleet, C&MD, SCI commented that the acquisition is
in line with our plan to expand by way of secondhand / resale
acquisitions. SCI is looking to increase
its tonnage significantly with younger tonnage to ensure stable revenues over
the longer term.