CMI Offshore Ltd are pleased to announce the successful launch of their Air Cushion Barge (ACB) from the Ferguson shipyard at Port Glasgow today.
The 55m x 24m barge, which will be completed and outfitted in the Caspian Sea, includes an extensive suite of lift fans, air propulsion, marine propulsion modules, and specialist rubber skirting. On its commissioning the unit will be the first self-propelled ACB built and will be capable of carrying up to a 150t payload over tundra, swamps, ice and water and will be used to provide support to the oil industry in the shallow waters of the Caspian Sea.
Since arrival in the Caspian CM Greta has been our relief vessel whilst the rest of our fleet was drydocked and upgraded. She has also worked for third parties but the ship has now been sold to Ilk Insaat for further trading and we wish the new owners good luck for the future.