Brunei offshore vessel owner JISCO Marine Sdn Bhd has signed a two-year extension with Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) Singapore for a third-party ship-management contract for the accommodation workboat Nautical Aisya
This renewal will extend the co-operation between JISCO and VOS Singapore until at least the end of February 2022.
The extension follows the award of a new contract by Brunei Shell Petroleum to JISCO Marine for Nautical Aisya. Built in 2015, the accommodation vessel has dynamic positioning class 2 capability, an overall length of 85 m, beam of 23 m and draught of 6.1 m, with a 900 m2 working deck and helipad. The new charter, which commenced on 1 February, continues an initial two-year, dynamic positioning class 2 charter, during which Nautical Aisya was cited by Brunei Shell Petroleum as its best-performing vessel in 2019, said Vroon. Sailing under the Brunei flag and in ABS class, Nautical Aisya will now widen its job scope to include helicopter operations, creating added value for Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP).
Preparations for this new charter involved some maintenance work on the vessel, and an onboard ‘Partners in Safety’ briefing on the learning engagement tool by VOS manager ship management Sivakumar Ramudu. The briefing, ’Invisible Hazards,’ included various safety drills attended by BSP personnel and completing the offshore vessel inspection database with only five minor observations, reported Vroon.