News Archive

August 2016

Our Ongoing Commitment to Preserving the Marine Environment

Specialised Vessel Services is pleased to announce that it has launched a Fleet wide ‘marine debris and ghost net’ program. In line with recommendations from the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC), SVS sees this opportunity as a great way to make a positive contribution to the ocean environment and its sea life by its sea life by clearing some of this marine debris, which is among the greatest killers in our oceans.

May 2016

The SVS Commitment to Crew Training and Workplace Safety

Since our formation in 2010, Specialised Vessel Services (SVS) has gained a well-earned reputation for the professional management and operation of our fleet. Modern, efficient ships, along with excellent crews and robust maintenance and logistic support regimes have allowed us to record reliability rates of over 99%, even in some of the most testing conditions and locations.

April 2016

Ongoing Support and Success in Cote d’Ivoire

Specialised Vessel Services continues to deliver safe, efficient and reliable vessels in support of major international exploration projects. SVS MONCK has been working in support of a major US Oil major’s drilling campaign offshore Abidjan, Ivory Coast since early 2016.

January 2016

SVS Completes 2,500 Working Days off Nigeria & 5,000 Days off West Africa

On 8 January Specialised Vessel Services (SVS) completed 2,500 days supporting the oil and gas industry off Nigeria. SVS currently has three Damen-built Fast Support Intervention Vessels and one Offshore Utility Vessel working to major international oil companies off the Niger Delta, and is working towards further long-term charters.

December 2015

SVS CORNWALLIS completes seismic support project offshore Equatorial Guinea

Specialised Vessel Services’ (SVS) newest vessel, SVS CORNWALLIS, has recently completed a charter in support of a top-tier seismic exploration company off Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. SVS CORNWALLIS commenced her charter in September and underwent comprehensive client-led vetting and an OVID (Offshore Vessel Inspection Database) inspection.

November 2015

Specialised Vessel Services completes sale of SVS DRAKE

As part of its long-term strategic replacement and vessel acquisition program, Specialised Vessel Services (SVS) are pleased to confirm the sale of SVS DRAKE. Over the last four years SVS DRAKE has worked on key projects for SVS in both seismic guard/chase duties and in support of drilling exploration campaigns off East and West Africa.

March 2015

SVS GRENVILLE has been delivered to a major oil & gas exploration and development company for a 12 month period

On 8 January Specialised Vessel Services (SVS) completed 2,500 days supporting the oil and gas industry off Nigeria. SVS currently has three Damen-built Fast Support Intervention Vessels and one Offshore Utility Vessel working to major international oil companies off the Niger Delta, and is working towards further long-term charters.

January 2015

SVS complete support of two 3D seismic surveys off East Africa

SVS provided SVS COCHRANE and SVS KIDD in support of 2 x 3D surveys of East Africa. From last October SVS COCHRANE was mobilised to support a 60 day survey off Tanzania. Mobilising from Mtwara the vessel completed the work with no lost work hours. COCHRANE was conducting guard and chase vessel duties. The ship operated for 30 day periods at 5 knots, being able to move to 20 knots to conduct duties as required.

September 2014

SVS overcome supply chain adversity in West Africa

SVS are an established best in class provider in the Safety, Supply, Standby & Support vessel market. We have excellent relationships with leading O & G operators and service companies alike. SVS have been operating within the East African region since our establishment in 2010 and we are now successfully delivering services in West Africa. This new geography comes with a new set of operational and logistics challenges. Our ‘niche’ is the provision of service excellence in difficult or complex country environments.

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