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Company profile

We are a dynamic, ambitious marine company with a proven track record of creating new markets and being visionary in our approach. We are an established provider in the Safety, Supply, Standby & Support vessel market off Africa. We have a range of related services and combine experience in near shore and onshore logistics, Port Captain and Port operations, bathymetric survey services and a range of specialist services to meet client offshore requirements.

SVS is a dynamic growing business with operations covering all of the East African coastal countries with new business interests in West Africa. Our portfolio includes charter work in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar, Benin, Nigeria, Togo, Angola, South Africa and Gabon.

Our business strategy

Our focus is the delivery and supply of best in class vessels through a dedicated support network of engineers, operations and back office staff.

We operate in support of offshore oil & gas exploration operations through the provision of safety, standby, supply and support vessel services and shore based support where needed.

Our new market strategy has been developed to extend our existing market areas by geography and vessel type and we are actively looking at investment into the AHTS, PSV and other support vessel markets.

We specialise in operating in new markets and challenging areas

March 2014

SVS Cavendish - latest addition to the fleet

SVS took delivery of their new Damen 55M FCS on 08 March and following a successful and incident free mobilisation voyage to West Africa placed the vessel on charter on 30 March as planned.

This latest addition to the SVS fleet is equipped with towing winch, knuckle boom crane, reefer points, FRC, davit launched work boat, OSR booms, accommodation and seating for charterers personnel for extended range supply and shorter run FCS duties.

Performing in all weather at speeds of 22 knots SVS CAVENDISH looks set for a future of work in the specified roles of safety, standby and supply whilst allowing FCS and FSIV functions to be performed in a variety of project and offshore required circumstances.



The relationship between Damen and SVS continues to go from strength to strength and SVS are in discussions for further new builds over the next 2 year work cycle.

February 2014

SVS receives ISO certificates

Specialised Vessel Services is extremely pleased to announce that the company has recently concluded a yearlong process of internal and external auditing and as a result has achieved the internationally recognised ISO standards for company management, gaining the following certification:

SVS has been certified by URS, United Registrar of Systems, who are in turn accredited by UKAS, The United Kingdom Accreditation Service. UKAS is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.

Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators.

In achieving these standards, SVS has used the certification process to strategically tackle some of the most demanding challenges of our industry expectations. The certification process has ensured that our operations are as efficient as possible and productivity is at its maximum potential and we can continue to meet the standards of best in class delivery that we strive for.


ISO 14001: 2004
Environmental Management

ISO 9001: 2008
Quality Management

OHSAS 18001: 2007
Health and Safety Management

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