Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) has delivered a platform supply vessel (PSV), Davis Tide, to Purple Fleet Ltd, an affiliate of Tide Water Marine International of the US, Exim News Service reports.
The ship was built and classified under the most stringent rules and regulations of Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and is classed for unmanned engine room and dynamic positioning grade II.
The vessel satisfies "clean" notation of DNV which signifies high standards of environmental safety, a release said.
This is the 15th PSV built at CSL and the seventh in the Rolls-Royce UT755 LN series.
The protocol documents of the ship were signed by Mr Jose Mathew, Chief General Manager (Shipbuilding), on behalf of CSL, and Mr Philip Grema on behalf of the owners, in the presence of Mr N.M. Paramesh, Director (Finance), and Commodore K. Subramanian, Director (Operations).
These PSVs for the offshore industry are designed to meet the demands of transport of deck cargo, pipes, liquid cargo, cement/barite etc., and unloading to rigs and production platforms, pipe-laying barges, etc.
As the offshore industry moves into deeper waters, demand for such advanced vessels is expected to rise.
CSL is currently constructing 16 offshore support vessels for various foreign and domestic owners.
CSL has also been entrusted with the construction of the indigenous aircraft carrier project for the Navy.