The four Chase vessels: OMS Quest, OMS Resolution, Cassandra 5 and Jaya Mermaid 3 are on fixed three-year contracts with option periods and support seismic mother ships of a global player in the geophysical industry.

“Operating our own vessels is a key part of our growth strategy for the coming five years,” said Director, Stewart MacRae. “We aim to emulate the success of the OMS Australia division which grew its fleet from nil to in excess of 40 in a relatively short time frame.

“Under the guidance of John Reid, Director of Marine Operations, we are highly experienced in the operation, management and crewing of vessels — therefore the move to operating our own fleet is a natural one for us.”

John added, “With the significant growth of adding 10 vessels to our operation this will naturally require the increase of shore and offshore staff required to successfully run an operation of this size. We anticipate this being a busy and productive period as well as exciting as OMS pride themselves in the provision of a quality service to our Clients.”

The Chase vessels have recently been constructed in the Far East. They are of similar design, with fuel carrying capacity of 1000 tonnes. Each ship is around 50 meters long, with deck space of 225m². The vessels are manned by an international crew of 11 with accommodation for 20-30 people.

Besides, Offshore Marine Services UK is also further expanding its portfolio of marine consultancy services and marine support such as FPSO installation and removal, rig moving and positioning services, document review and vessel survey and audits to name a few.