BAKU, Azerbaijan – Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has signed an agreement with Baku Shipyard for the project 38М сrew boat high-speed craft designed by Shiptech in Singapore.
SOCAR, the Azeri state oil company, has commissioned up to 10 of thevessels to transport personnel working offshore.
The vessels will be built as part of the Azerbaijan state program for fleet renovation, with construction to start in April or May.
RS specialists will review the design documentation of five ships under construction for compliance with its new requirements which apply to vessels not engaged in international voyages.
Assuming that they do comply, the descriptive mark “crew boat” may be added to the class notation upon agreement with the flag administration.
Personnel carried by such ships must hold certificates of competence containing a statement of compliance with the Seafarers’ Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping Code.