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Successful delivery of the ASD tug MOSCO II

We are pleased to announce the successful delivery of the ASD tug ‘MOSCO II’ from Dubai, UAE to Safaga in Egypt, for our Client, Hamza Brothers. Despite the challenging circumstances created largely due to the COVID 19 pandemic the Orcades team worked closely with the previous Owners and our Client to reflag and have the vessel reclassed for the initial positioning of the tug to Dubai from Qatar. The Orcades crew joined in Dubai and carried out the necessary preparations for the onward delivery voyage to Egypt. A security team was carried onboard the vessel for the passage through the Gulf of Aden; the voyage was not without its difficulties and the Master and crew carried out an excellent job of getting the vessel delivered safely to Egypt. Our partners GAC Agency provided an excellent service arranging all the UK crew logistics to and from the UK and providing agency services including bunkering of the vessel through their offices in Dubai and in Salalah, Oman.

(Hamza Brothers, established in Egypt 1997, is a leading provider of offshore mini supply and fast crew vessels serving the offshore oil and gas industries in Egypt, both in the Mediterranean and Red Sea. The addition of the MOSCO II ASD tug will enable the company to provide enhanced services to Clients)