Check Out Vroon’s New Walk-to-Work Vessel, VOS Start

Netherlands-based Vroon Offshore Services has christened its first walk-to-work vessel to support offshore operations in the wind energy industry. The VOS Start was christened July 20 during a ceremony at Damen Shiprepair in Amsterdam. The vessel was completed at Damen Oranjewerf, located at the port of Amsterdam, after initial construction in China. VOS Start is Vroon’s … [Read more...]

Vroon to Lay-Up A Dozen Offshore Vessels

  Netherlands-based Vroon Offshore Services will be laying up 12 offshore vessels "as a direct result of the ongoing slump in offshore oil and gas activities", the company has announced. The twelve vessels will include five platform supply vessels and seven emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs). A number of older ERRVs will also be divested for recycling … [Read more...]

Watch: VOS Vigilant Encounters Big Breaking Seas

Vroon Offshore's 2011-built Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel VOS Vigilant took a bit of a pounding while operating off the Shetland Islands last month. This UK-flagged vessel is an IMT955L-design from Offshore Ship Designers and was built for Vroon at the Astilleros Zamakona Shipyard in Pasaia, Spain.  She is diesel-electric powered. The following video was … [Read more...]

VOS Sailor Disabled Offshore Scotland, Daring Helicopter Crews Rescue 11

At approximately 0500 hrs local time on Saturday, the offshore support vessel VOS Sailor suffered damage and was disabled in severe weather conditions in the Balmoral Field off Aberdeen, UK. Amidst storm-force weather conditions, 12 crew members were hoisted from the disabled vessel by Bond Offshore helicopter crews who were the first to reach the stricken vessel.  8 crew … [Read more...]