The Bailey Sentinel
Sentinel Marine, the Aberdeen-headquartered operator of offshore support vessels, has taken delivery of the latest vessel to join its fleet.
The Bailey Sentinel, constructed in China, is due to arrive in Aberdeen in early September and 24 new jobs will be created when the it goes into service. The new jobs will bring the total workforce at Sentinel Marine to 230.
The vessel, an emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV), will operate rescue and recovery services for a major North Sea oil field operator following sea trials. The vessel is the eighth new build vessel to join the expanding Sentinel Marine fleet since 2015.
The Sentinel Marine fleet is the youngest operating in the emergency response and recue sector. The company’s new builds have an advantage over aging ERRVs in the North Sea fleet as they are more efficient to operate.
Rory Deans, chief executive of Sentinel Marine says, “We are delivering a quality fleet of ERRVs which, unlike some still in service in the North Sea, have not been repurposed but instead have been custom built to ensure they are equipped with the latest technology and are more fuel efficient. It is reckoned that over 30% of ERRVs currently operating in the North Sea are at least 30 years old. At Sentinel Marine we are committed to providing state of the art multi-role vessels which are able to provide a wide range of services including oil recovery, rescue towing and dynamic positioning.
“It is also important to Sentinel Marine that we offer our staff a reliable, comfortable and modern environment to live and work in and that we continue to attract the best of the maritime industry’s talent.”
One of Sentinel Marine’s newest recruits, Frazer Smart, was recently named deckhand of the year by the Scottish Maritime Academy, North East Scotland College’s nautical centre.
“By having the newest fleet in the sector,” continues Rory Deans, “We aim to keep attracting young talent like Frazer, who has just returned from his first trip to sea with us on the Mariner Sentinel which is operating within the Statoil’s Mariner oilfield to the east of Shetland.”
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