The Hamburg based ship owner and offshore service provider OPUS MARINE continues with its commitment to the German Flag state - their offshore crew transfer vessel CARBOCLYDE is flying the German flag as of the first week of November 2016. The change from UK to German flag was made during a reclassification of the vessel that now holds permission for the transportation of up to 24 passengers.
CARBOCLYDE is already the fourth crew transfer vessel of the OPUS MARINE vessel fleet sailing under the German flag. The vessel was purposely built in Sweden in 2010 for the provision of transport services to the offshore industry.
OPUS MARINE presently owns and operates a fleet of eight vessels of which six vessels are crew transfer vessels that are working in the German North and Baltic Sea area supporting international clients in the construction and operation of offshore wind farms. The other two vessels are survey vessels for subsea and seabed surveys. Due to their versatility these vessels however can be employed for various other tasks in the offshore industry.
The consequent following of their principle also applies to the crewing where on management level only permanent seafarers of German nationality are employed as the own experiences and client’s feedback were invariably positive on this aspect.