On 21 October 2022 SAFEEN Group’s offshore division, part of AD Ports Group, announced the acquisition of a support vessel to enhance the Group’s subsea service capabilities.

Built in 2014, the vessel will operate under the name SAFEEN Surveyor and will undergo an extensive conversion prior to commencing operations, including installation of an integrated dive system to support pipeline repair and maintenance.

The vessel has a successful track record in projects in the Middle East, where it has 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 75.5m and 6,300dwt.

It has a built-in 80T active heave compensation (AHC) Offshore Crane for service in water depths of up to 2,000m.

Captain Ammar Al Shaiba, Acting CEO – Maritime Cluster and SAFEEN Group, AD Ports Group, said: “The acquisition of SAFEEN Surveyor is part of our wider expansion strategy to build capacity and enhance the portfolio of services we can offer customers around the world.

“We see significant potential for growth in the subsea support sector, particularly in inspection, repair and maintenance, and SAFEEN Surveyor has already performed admirably in these areas.”

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