Stapem Offshore said yesterday that the new vessel, named the Stapem Narval, would undergo sea trials in November.

Stapem Offshore’s new catamaran dive support vessel (DSV) to undergo sea trials

The vessel shares with STAPEM Beluga identical hull and superstructure layout, similar size and roughly comparable features and equipment. Suited for demanding offshore tasks, that requires a high degree of manoeuvrability and accuracy, STAPEM Narval is currently under finalization process at Legacy Marine’s yard (Port Elizabeth – South Africa).

In november, STAPEM Narval will undergo sea trials. During this testing phase, vessel’s performance and general seaworthiness will be measured. Technical representatives from the builder, certification officials and representatives of STAPEM Offshore will be present to conduct & follow these tests.

Successful sea trials will subsequently lead to certification & commissioning, with an expected delivery date of december 2018 in Angola.

Source: Stapem Offshore