V.Ships furthers offshore ambitions with Turkish crewing deal

Piraeus: V.Ships has signed a crewing contract with UAE seismic vessel operator Polarcus.

Polarcus has a long-term agreement with the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO). Recently, TPOA took delivery of the Polarcus Samur, an 8-streamer 3D seismic exploration vessel, purchased from Polarcus. The vessel is to be renamed Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa.

Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa, which will be flagged under the Turkish International Ship Registry, with V.Ships’ crew consisting of experienced Turkish seafarers in order to meet flag requirements.

“We are very excited to be part of this important initiative, which confirms Turkey’s position as a new and emerging oil & gas market in the world,” said Harun Duzgoren, managing director of V.Ships Turkey. “This is our fourth back to back offshore marine services contract in the last three years and we strongly believe that success is a direct result of our dedication to quality and value. The vast majority of our crew have been with us in other similar projects in the Black Sea and other parts of the world as well, so we are confident that they will integrate quickly with the Polarcus crew onboard.”

Posted 19 February 2013

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