General – Crew Boats
Singapore-based offshore vessel owner MEO Group is scheduled to take delivery of five new crew boats between 2023 and 2024, as part of a new fleet rejuvenation programme.
Earlier this month, MEO Group placed an order with Singapore’s Penguin Shipyard International (Penguin) for five new executive crew boats based on Penguin’s proprietary Flex-42X and Flex-40X designs.
The new series of Flex executive crew boats are designed for optimised ride comfort and speed. Each vessel features up to 80 reclinable business class seats with generous legroom, individual USB ports and passenger-friendly two-by-two seating arrangement, as well as large windows that offer ample natural lighting.
In addition, each Flex crew boat can also carry up to 60 tons of deck cargo, up to 82,000 litres of fuel and up to 30,000 litres of freshwater.
Flex crew boats are designed as multi-role crew change vessels, capable of executing a variety of missions, including offshore crew change, security and escort, search and rescue, firefighting and medivac.
These additions to the MEO Group fleet increase its crew boat fleet size to over sixty-five units, deployed in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. This latest order further affirms MEO Group’s status as the region’s largest crew boat operator.