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28 June 2016

VOS Star christening ceremony held in Dordrecht


We are proud to announce that the newest addition to the VOS ‘Rolling Stones’ fleet, SSV VOS Star, was christened yesterday, Monday 27 June. In a ceremony held in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, the vessel was named by Mrs Lianne Maandag, wife of Evert Maandag, Vroon Head QHSE.

VOS Star is a DP2, SPS-coded, 68-metre subsea-support vessel (SSV) and one of two newbuilding SSVs to have been constructed at Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding in China. After arriving in Amsterdam earlier this month, an active heave-compensated crane was installed on the vessel and she is now ready to start her first charter in the subsea-support market. For clients VBMS, the vessel will perform subsea cable retrieval and cable lay services.


To perform these tasks the vessel is mobilised with a ROV (remote underwater vehicle), subsea jetting tools and cable reels. Her active heave compensated crane will play a vital role in the various activities required for this project. Her superior accommodation facilities, plus minimal noise and vibration levels, mean VOS Star “tops the charts” in the compact subsea vessel segment.


VOS Star’s crew has many years of experience working in the subsea-support market for VOS. Their expertise and knowledge of offshore-wind parks is second to none. By sharing this knowledge and investigating new, efficient solutions that match client requirements, the crew can play an active role in ensuring successful operations for our clients and, most importantly, ensuring all clients and crew return home safely.


With the vessel custom made to perform a variety of subsea and other offshore tasks, we are delighted that this first charter gives her the opportunity to combine both disciplines.


We wish VOS Star and all crew members safe and successful operations.


For more information regarding our subsea-support vessels – and the entire VOS Den Helder fleet – please contact our Chartering colleagues at chartering@nl.vroonoffshore.com .

Vessel particulars VOS Star








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