New-build oil rescue vessel reaches Aberdeen after a difficult voyage that began in lockdown



The Malin Sentinel, the final new-build vessel of nine in a £150m investment programme by Sentinel Marine, has arrived in Aberdeen.

The vessel, which sailed from Dalian Port in China via Singapore and the Suez Canal took seven weeks to arrive in her home port. The journey totalled 11,451 miles.

The Malin Sentinel has completed sea trials and now takes up assignments in the North Sea where the emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV) will support drilling projects for a range of charterers.

Sentinel Marine chief executive Rory Deans said: “Taking delivery of the Malin Sentinel, which began its journey at the height of global lockdowns meant that this was one of the most challenging deliveries we have faced.

“We’re pleased that her maiden journey was a smooth one and that she joins the other state of the art, purpose built, ERRVs in our fleet.

“We have built a first in class, multi-role fleet to support our clients operations, and the Malin Sentinel joins our fleet to provide far wider services than just response and rescue.”

The Malin Sentinel is 62 metres long and has a gross tonnage of 2173, with a deadweight cargo capacity of 1500 tonnes and a deck cargo capacity of 60 tonnes.

The Malin Sentinel’s arrival marks the end of phase two of Sentinel Marine’s investment programme. Phase 3 will see a further three new build vessels join the fleet.

Sentinel Marine has offices in Aberdeen and Singapore and owns a fleet of vessels providing services to the oil and gas marine industry.

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