New OSV for India's Offshore Oilfields
Shipping Corporation of India accepts delivery anchor handling, towing and supply vessel from Bharati Shipyard
The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCI) has accepted delivery of the 80 T bollard pull OSV “M.V. SCI Mukta”.
SCI had signed contracts for acquisition of four newbuilding with Bharati Shipyard Limited, India. The first two vessels, “m.v. SCI Panna” and “m.v. SCI Ratna” were delivered to SCI last year. “SCI Mukta” is the third vessel of the series. The fourth vessel is scheduled for delivery by June 2012.
The latest vessel has a gross tonnage of 2,039 tonnes and deadweight of 1,966 tonnes, classed with IRS and been built to comply with the latest and most stringent international regulations.
In the offshore sector, SCI presently has a fleet of 12 vessels of which 9 vessels were acquired during the mid eighties. These vessels have been serving the oil exploration and production sector in India for the last 25 years.
As National carrier, SCI has been aiming to increase its presence in India’s offshore sector. To promote Indian Shipbuilding industry, SCI has ordered four AHTSVs of 120 T BP capacity and two PSVs with Cochin Shipyard on nomination basis.