June 2022

SVS Cornwallis successfully completed dry-docking in East Africa

“Our team successfully completed the project with zero incident or accident. The proper plannings and contingency measures kept in place helped us to redeliver SVS Cornwallis back to our clients on time.“.

The main purpose was to facilitate her 5-year Special Survey docking and enable a comprehensive inspection by Class BV South Africa.

Specialised Vessel Services

Specialised Vessel Services Ltd is a pioneering market leader in offshore marine projects in operationally challenging areas. We have the knowledge and ability to charter vessels to carry out a wide range of tasks. Our goal is the provision of vessels that are fit for purpose, expertly managed and able to deliver to demanding clients through meeting strict OGP standards.

About SVS

We are a dynamic, ambitious marine company with a proven track record of creating new markets and being visionary in our approach. We are an established provider in the Safety, Supply, Standby & Support vessel market off Africa.

We have a range of related services and combine experience in near shore and onshore logistics, Port Captain and Port operations, bathymetric survey services and ....

SVS Fleet

We provide of safety, standby, supply and support vessel services and shore based support where needed.

Effective HSSE

Effective HSSE through a commitment to maximise awareness of these risks at every level of the organisation.

SVS Area of Operations

SVS is a dynamic growing business with operations covering all of the East African coastal countries with new business interests in West Africa.


We are a pioneering market leader in offshore marine projects in operationally challenging areas. We have the knowledge and ability to charter vessels to carry out a wide range of tasks.

Latest News

August 2021

Successful Completion of Audits

After recent successful completion of audits SVS have again successfully achieved full compliance with each standard.

This demonstrate our full commitment to providing products and services that meet both customer and regulatory requirements, our commitment to our employees health, well –being and continued safety improvements along with SVS continued efforts to reduce our environmental impacts and to ensure continual legal compliance across each standard.

January 2020

SVS Cornwallis Returns to Nigeria

SVS are happy to announce a return to Nigerian waters for SVS Cornwallis. Cornwallis will be operating out of the Facados oil terminal under the guidance and charter of Margaret Black Ltd.

Margaret Black, based out of Lagos, are a new client for SVS and we are delighted that from a cast of many we came through their stringent audit and due diligence selection procedures with flying colours to now be working alongside them on this project and part of the planning team for future ventures.

December 2019

SVS Cavendish Rolls on in Angola

The Cavendish's Angola adventure continues into its 5th year. SVS crew and shore support staff are now extremely well versed in the Angolan operational routines and look forward to another busy period ahead.

November 2019

Farewell to an Old Friend

On completion of operations in Abidjan at the of Oct 2019 it was with great sadness that SVS said goodbye to their oldest trooper and most reliable servant, SVS Grenville.

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