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Crew transfer vessel outfit agrees partnership for US market

Wed 27 Feb 2019 by David Foxwell

Crew transfer vessel outfit agrees partnership for US market
UK-based crew transfer vessel company HST is expanding into the fast growing US offshore wind market

A recently formed owner of crew transfer vessels based in the UK has teamed up with a longstanding American company to provide services for the burgeoning US offshore wind market.

Swansea, Wales-based High Speed Transfers (HST) has agreed a partnership with Massachusetts-based Boston Line & Services in the US.

HST will bring its experience of the European crew transfer vessel market to the partnership. Boston Line & Services was established in 1933 and will provide a range of services and local content to the partnership.

“There is a definite synergy between the businesses and we look forward to working together to provide a complimentary set of products and services and extend our reach to the offshore wind industry off the coast of New England,” HST said.

HST offers a range of services in Europe, including crew transfer of technicians for constructing and maintaining offshore platforms, cargo transport to offshore platforms, support for remotely operated vehicles, dive support, survey and guard vessel operations and foundation cleaning. Its vessels are UK-flagged under the HS-OSC code with a Gleichwertigkeit for operations in Germany. It operates fast crew supplier 2710 Twin Axe crew transfer vessels.

Boston Line & Services and its sister companies have been providing line handling, launch service, emergency spill response, security, and other maritime-related services to the Port of Boston, Cape Cod Canal, Port of Providence and Port of New Haven and Bridgeport for many years and serve a diverse customer base including shipping agents, marine terminals and dredge and construction companies.

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