Glomar Offshore anounced a two-year extension of the charter of the ‘Glomar Patriot’ in the UK CS. The ‘Glomar Patriot’ is a 2013 converted Class B O&G UK (UKOOA) ERRV.
UK legislation requires that those companies who are responsible for the safety of their offshore installation workers (Duty Holders), make arrangements to secure a ‘good prospect of recovery and rescue’ and transfer to a “place of safety” for those who may find themselves in the sea in all but exceptional weather conditions.
As a member of ERRVA Glomar is contracted by duty holders to provide the rescue services that these laws demand. The ships and crews that undertake this work are specially equipped and trained to carry out marine rescue and recovery survivors from lifeboats, life rafts or directly from the sea.
Mark van der Star, Chief Commercial officer of Glomar commented: “This contract marks a milestone where half of our current ERRV tonnage is committed on long term charters for 2017 and 2018, and shows our clients’ continuous interest and trust in our services”.