Swire Seabed is chartering Siem Offshore’s Siem Stingray vessel for up to three years starting in 2018 for a variety of work, including the renewables sector.

The 120.9-metre inspection, maintenance, repair and survey vessel (pictured) will be renamed Seabed Stingray during the charter.

It will carry two “heavy duty work class” remote operated vehicles and will operate mainly in North European and west African markets.

Swire Seabed chief executive Arvid Pettersen said: “While the market environment remains challenging, Swire Seabed continues to invest in new technology, and is increasing capacity in engineering, survey and project execution.”

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