KOTUG has recently acquired a fifth addition to its range of Infield Support Vessels (ISVs) in Australia and East Timor, as part of the group’s ongoing investments in offshore support. This latest addition to the fleet, the Coral Knight, will be bare-boat chartered exclusively to Australian Maritime Systems Limited (AMS) to provide emergency towage services and maintain aids to the navigation network at the Great Barrier Reef for AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority).
KOTUG acquired the Coral Knight with a view to further expand its offshore support services in the Australian region. The vessel will continue to be operated out of Cairns (Queensland, Australia) to provide level 1 and 2 emergency response, entailing a dedicated 24/7 vessel and crew to provide emergency towage plus first strike emergency response as well as providing a platform to support the maintenance of aids to navigation in these areas.
KOTUG’s offshore services in the Australian region further include an exclusive contract to provide all towage operations for Shell’s Prelude FLNG, as well as towage assistance at ConocoPhillips’ Bayu Undan FSO, for which it employs three ISVs with a fourth vessel currently being built. All vessels are owned by the KOTUG group and operated by KT Maritime Australia, a Joint Venture between KOTUG International and TK Australia.
In addition to the Australian region, KOTUG has operations in Europe, Russia, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.