by Hans | July 7th, 2014
In the first half of 2014 Redwise delivered the first batch: ASD tug “Jazan 4” an oil recovery vessel “Jeddah 53”, the latter loaded with two General Service boats, aptly named GS 1 and GS 2. Apart from the normal turnkey delivery solution, including: bunkers, port handling, Suez Canal transits, crewing and voyage preparation and management, Redwise arranged the H&M insurance and P&I covers for all vessels involved, with Bureau Vogtschmidt appointed as underwriter surveyors.
The vessels are designed by MacDuff of Aberdeenshire, Scotland and built by Torgem shipyard of Tuzla, Turkey and were followed a month later by the sister vessels “Jazan 8” loaded with the pilot boat “Jazan 6” and the ASD tug “Jeddah 44”, the latter with a different engine/thruster package though. All 4 vessels delivered under own power did have azimuth thrusters.
Upon delivery the vessels were greeted by an old acquaintance, the “Jeddah Floating Crane 1” that was ready to lift the pilot boat off the “Jazan 8”. This Voith Schneider propelled “Jeddah Floating Crane 1” was delivered by Redwise in 1984 from the MAN yard at Blixen (Germany) to Jeddah, a contract that included a multi ship deal as well, involving the two other self propelled floating cranes “Jubail 1” and “Gizan 1”. One can imagine what a sight that had been, delivering these crane barges from Northern Germany with cranes fully erect and a hull shape as square as it can be. It does testify to our motto, as long as they are seaworthy, we can deliver them, professionally and with pride and to the quality of the vessels involved.
To date Redwise Maritime Service BV arranged for management and repositioning of some 24+ vessels (a.o.: tugs, OSV’s, AHTS vessels and even a Longliner) and confirms another 32 vessels being on their way or in process of getting underway bound for various destinations on the globe.
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