Humber's offshore wind spot hire demonstration is a success

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 24 May 2018

Innovative maritime service provider MMS laid on a special treat for the business community, giving members of Grimsby Renewables Partnership a trip out on the Category One vessel MMS Crusader.

She is used for crew transfer and supply carrying, forging a new ‘spot hire’ courier service for Humber wind farms, operating out of Grimsby and Hull, as previously reported. 

Built on the North Bank, she was launched two years ago.

Chris Holden, GRP director, has joined the firm to deliver business development. He said: “This boat, really, is about being on the spot market. “It is not a normal charter, we are available to charter at any time, day or night, to take crew, spares or other equipment, and we’re ready and waiting. There’s no stand-by charge, it is just ready to go.”

Taking advantage of the offer was Jonathan Goolden, partner at Wilkin Chapman solicitors. He said: Wilkin Chapman is very committed to understanding the offshore wind sector, and area we really want to support, with both supply chain and major contractors.

“To provide legal services you need to understand what the day-to-day experience is, and being here adds to that.”

Overseeing a fleet of simulators at Modal Training, Ella Brown swapped the screens for the open sea.

The business development manager said: “It was extremely interesting to see the ‘other side’ of things, the practicality rather than the theoretical side of learning. “The crew gave us an excellent briefing and explained exactly what duties the vessel performs. “It was an excellent opportunity to take as a member of GRP.”

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