GulfMark orders Arctic Platform Supply Vessel

Newbuild PSV will be a sister vessel to North Pomor, pictured here Newbuild PSV will be a sister vessel to North Pomor, pictured here

APRIL 24, 2004 — Buoyed by strong first quarter results from its North Sea operations, GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:GLF) has ordered another Arctic Class PSV from Norwegian shipbuilder Simek. To be delivered in late 2015, the vessel will be built to Skipstekisk's ST-216 Arctic design.

The PSV will be  GulfMark's third Simek-built vessel of this design.The sister vessels North Pomor and North Cruys have been in operation for nine and three months respectively.

ST-216 Arctic is an ice classed vessel with main dimensions of 92.6 m x 19.2 m x 8.5 m and is a further development of the successful ST-216L CD with a new high performance bow, new superstructure and a completely new tank arrangement with high degree of flexibility.