Third rescue vessel delivers Atlantic service

Matthew Gordon heads Atlantic Offshore Rescue, which has 11 vessels providing cover for oil exploration in the North Sea. Picture: Contributed
Matthew Gordon heads Atlantic Offshore Rescue, which has 11 vessels providing cover for oil exploration in the North Sea. Picture: Contributed
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Atlantic Offshore Rescue today unveiled its third new vessel in the past 12 months as part of its £300 million fleet modernisation programme.

The Aberdeen-based firm’s emergency response and rescue vessel, christened Ocean Falcon, can accommodate a crew of 21 and is capable of rescuing up to 300 people.

It has already picked up a contract with a North Sea operator.

Its sister ships, Ocean Tay and Ocean Osprey, were launched in February and May of last year.

Atlantic Offshore Rescue, which has 350 staff, now has a fleet of 11 vessels, managed from its new 12,000sq ft base at Waterloo Quay in Aberdeen.

The company’s managing director, Matthew Gordon, said: “Having outgrown our previous office we now have the capacity to accommodate future growth in the coming months and years. Being so close to Aberdeen harbour, we are also in a position to increase operational efficiency and better serve clients.”