P&O Repasa, a new company formed last year by the acquisition of the majority of the shares in Spanish towage firm Repasa by P&O Maritime, has taken delivery of one Damen Fast Crew Supplier 5009.
The vessel will be operated from Malabo on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. The Red Eagle will ferry personnel and equipment, and supply drinking water and fuel, to offshore rigs and platforms.
Built for stock at Damen’s partner Song Thu Shipyard in Vietnam, shortly after the contract was signed the 50-metre FCS 5009 was moved to Damen Shipyards Singapore where she was customised to meet P&O Repasa’s specific needs.
Special features have been added such as FiFi1, a hydraulic crane and reefer plugs. Furthermore, a fast rescue craft has been mounted on a davit for rapid launch and recovery along with transfer pumps for the supply of fuel and drinking water.
While the FCS 5009 class can take up to 80 personnel, the Red Eagle has been configured for 50.