SafeSTS Middle East completes five UAE ship-to-ship transfers for two oil majors
SafeSTS Middle East FZE has undertaken five UAE ship-to-ship transfers for two oil majors in its first six weeks of operation.
The first two transfers took place at the company’s Khor Fakkan C Anchorage, whilst the next three were at its Fujairah S Anchorage.
Both anchorages are in the Gulf of Oman and a total of nearly 2,334,000 barrels of oil were involved in the five operations.
The company is part of the SafeSTS international lightering company owned by Future Marine Services.
“The company was formed to support the growing demand for ship-to-ship transfers of the full range of petroleum products, and these first five operations involved Black FO, Crude Oil and Gas Oil,” said Captain Jagdeep Singh Sodhi, Middle East regional director, Safe STS.
“One of SafeSTS core strengths is its understanding of vessel dynamics, operability and logistics, so it was particularly pleasing to work with the different mother and daughter vessels which took part in these five operations,” he added.
Captain Jagdeep said he was looking forward to expanding his Middle East client base, while also investigating the Indian subcontinent for any potential bases and partnerships.
Since its inception in May 2010, SafeSTS has successfully conducted over 1,900 ship-to-ship operations, transferring in excess of 460 million barrels of oil.