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AD Ports Group maritime services arm adds subsea vessel

Safeen Offshore has expanded its subsea services by acquiring a new vessel.

Built in 2014, the ‘Safeen Surveyor’ will undergo extensive conversion prior to commencing operations, including installation of an integrated dive system to support pipeline repair and maintenance. 

Although it did not give details, the company said the vessel had a successful track record in projects in the Middle East, where it had provided a range of support services including subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM), and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) works.

“‘Safeen Surveyor’ is a dynamic positioning system-equipped Vik-Sandvik Design VS460 MKIII subsea service vessel that can accommodate 60 people, with an overall length of 75.5 metres and 6,300 deadweight tonnage. It has a built-in 80 tonne active heave compensation (AHC) offshore crane for service in water depths of up to 2,000m,” it said.

“We see significant potential for growth in the subsea support sector, particularly in inspection, repair and maintenance, and the ‘Safeen Surveyor’ has already performed admirably in these areas,” Captain Ammar Al Shaiba, Acting CEO, Maritime Cluster and Safeen Group, AD Ports Group, said. “The maritime services sector is extremely dynamic in the MENA region, and we believe we have a compelling proposition supported by the most advanced infrastructure and fleet.”

Safeen Group, the maritime services arm of AD Ports Group, is expanding its fleet of vessels as part of an ambitious growth programme to deliver a comprehensive range of services across shipping, transhipment, offshore, subsea and marine services.