A Camarc designed 15m Crew Transfer vessel has been delivered to Scottish Tug Operator and Owner Targe Towing.

Constructed with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure the vessel has a speed in excess of 15 knots and a bollard pull of 6 tonnes. Compliment is for two crew and 12 passengers.

The boat has been operating for two months alongside oil terminal platforms on the east coast of Scotland in swell conditions of up to 2 metres in wave height.

Stewart Graves , Managing Director of Mainstay Marine Solutions commented “Our team of skilled workers, many of whom are based locally, help to position us as the best in what we do. It’s their positive attitude and approach to work that has helped us grow’’.

The contract success is the latest win for Mainstay, which now employs 80, with 10 per cent of the direct workforce consisting of apprentices. The firm’s turnover has increased by a third, from just under £4m to more than £5m, during the last twelve months.

Stewart Graves added ‘’We were delighted to win the contract for Targe Towing. There was a short build timescale on the project and whilst we already had a substantial order book we proud to stay we were able to deliver to time and to budget whilst at the same time maintaining our renowned quality workmanship. The project has given us ever more confidence to be able to manage numerous new build and maintenance projects simultaneously’’.

Targe Towing provides dedicated towage for north east Scotland ports including BP’s Hound Point Marine terminal on the Firth of Forth.

Tom Woolley, Managing Director at Targe Towing, remarked “After being awarded an extension to our contract with BP, we went to the market for a new crew vessel…We looked at facilities in Turkey and Holland but Mainstay’s base in Pembroke Dock were outstanding’’.

He added “Mainstay were also able to demonstrate the quality of its work, and its rigorous attitude to health and safety’’.

July 2017

For more information contact Mainstay Marine on 01646 681 117 or alternatively email enquiries@mainstaymarine.co.uk