The M.T. Solviken, a crude oil tanker, was delivered from the shipyard in 2007. Since delivery, the Solviken has had 15 PSC inspections without a single Port State Control (PSC) observation recorded. The vessel is managed by Wallem Europe. On completion of the latest PSC inspection which took place in Primorsk in Russia, the PSC Inspector made a point of highlighting this achievement to the vessel.
Archie Smiley, General Manager, Fleet Management for Wallem Europe says: “Congrats to Captain Kumar and the crew of the Solviken; as well the shore team in Hamburg on this fantastic achievement. This is something we strive to obtain across the entire managed fleet, in PSC, SIRE and indeed any other inspection.
On November 14th, DNV GL‘s Senior Vice President, Regional Manager North Europe Region Jon Rysst presented a diploma to the shipowner (Viken Shipping)’s Technical Director Vidar Winciansen at a small ceremony at Viken’s office in Oslo. The diploma was then presented to the Captain and crew onboard the ship and the owner’s gratitude for this achievement was expressed.
Vidar Winciansen, Technical Director for Viken Shipping says: “The Solviken is one of only 4 of DNV GL’s more than 12,000 vessels that have ever achieved this honour. I would like to express our gratitude and congratulations to the Captain and crew of the Solviken on this milestone."