V.Ships Offshore adds another with Ultra Deep Solutions management deal

V.Ships Offshore, part of V.Group, has tied up a contract with Singapore’s Ultra Deep Solutions for the full technical and crew management of high spec dive support vessel Lichtenstein.

The vessel is due to join the Ultra Deep Solutions fleet this month, having been acquired recently from China Merchants Industry Holding after the original order for the vessel was cancelled by Thailand’s Mermaid Maritime.

Shel Hutton, chief executive officer Ultra Deep Solutions, commented: “We thank V.Ships for signing the contract with Ultra Deep Solutions. With their vast experience in offshore subsea management, we look forward to this great opportunity to work closely with them on our ‘fleet’ of vessels.”

The vessel will be managed by the V.Ships Offshore office in Singapore and continues a good run for V.Ships in the large offshore vessel sector. “They are good and are picking up all the big boats. They now have the Pride with Fortress, the Amazon with McDermott and now the Lichtenstein,” an industry observer in Singapore told Splash.

Ultra Deep Solutions has four vessels on order and Hutton recently told Splash the company is looking to sign another three to four contracts in the coming 12 months. 

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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