May 2024

SVS Team Visit to Pemba, Mozambique

SVS (Specialised Vessel Services LTD), recently conducted a significant visit to their company vessels stationed in Pemba, Mozambique.

December 2023

Season’s Greetings and best wishes for 2024

from everyone at Special Vessel Services.

November  2023

SVS Cavendish Has Effectively Completed its Dry-docking

The primary objective was to facilitate the vessel's 5-year Special Survey docking, allowing for a comprehensive inspection conducted by Class BV South Africa.

The primary objective was to facilitate the vessel's 5-year Special Survey docking, allowing for a comprehensive inspection conducted by Class BV South Africa. In addition, thorough examinations of the side, bottom, stern, and bow plating were conducted to verify that their condition was satisfactory.

September 2023

Specialised Vessel Services Sets Sail with Starlink

In a game-changing move, our maritime fleet has just implemented the revolutionary Starlink system onboard all our ships in East Africa.

Gone are the days of sluggish and unreliable satellite connections. Starlink provides high-speed internet access, ensuring seamless communication and swift access to information even in the most remote maritime regions.

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.

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.

August 2019

Cornwallis Service in Ghana Comes to an End

SVS Cornwallis has now completed its 7 month run in Ghana with Destra Energy.

This tour of duty was a particularly busy and demanding one but Cornwallis was faultless throughout earning high praise from the clients for reliability.

Destra also praised the Cornwallis master and his crew for their professionalism and flexibility throughout the charter.

Cornwallis will now return to the SVS base location in Lome for a short maintenance period and preparation for her next chapter.

March 2019

SVS QHSE performance 2012 - 2018

Specialised Vessel Services has seen the offshore maritime logistics sector become an increasingly competitive marketplace, in which QHSE continues to play a central role in both internal, and within charterer led, operations.

The protection of our personnel and assets, and that of our stakeholder’s investment and reputation, has been maintained through a strong corporate culture of QHSE excellence.

March 2019

SVS Grenville Marches on in Abidjan

SVS are delighted to announce that SVS Grenville has had its charter extended in Abidjan, until mid 2019.

We look forward to continuing to play our part in the charterers operations off shore Ivory Coast.

February 2019

Nigerian Charter Confirmed for SVS Cochrane

SVS (Ltd) welcomes new seafarers

After much preparation within a very tight timescale SVS Cochrane deployed to Nigeria in February 2019 for a two year charter period joining its sister vessel, SVS Cornwallis, in the region. All at SVS are looking forward to the new challenge and to working closely with the vessels charterers on this new and exciting chapter in the Cochrane’s already illustrious and impressive history.

October 2018

SVS (Ltd) invites potential stakeholders to conduct audit and management system verification

SVS (Ltd) continues to have a busy year of audit into 2018.

In addition to our internal audit schedule which incorporates review and improvement across all business disciplines and shipboard departments, our fleet has seen further audit against the OCIMFs OVPQ standards for long term charters in West Africa, as well as being introduced to IAGC vessel suitability audits, in support of short term Seismic support charters with international market leaders.

August saw SVS (Ltd) complete its ISO certification audit for 2018, conducted by URS (UKAS accredited), against ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSHS 18001:2007 for Quality Management, Environmental Management and Health and Safety Management respectively.

September 2018

Local Content Planning - SVS welcomes new seafarers

As offshore exploration expands within our traditional regions of operation, SVS (Ltd) is increasing its capabilities by investing in the recruitment and training of seafarers.

Local Content Planning (LCP) has always been at the forefront of SVS (Ltd) employment policy, due in part to our role within the maritime logistics sector, but also due to the belief by senior leadership that our business must benefit the communities ...

September 2018

SVS Cavendish - fourth year of charter with our clients down in Angola

The professionalism and dedication of the Captain and crew of SVS Cavendish have played a key and major part of the fact that Cavendish is now well into its fourth year of charter with our clients down in Angola. Weekly feedback from the client has always praised the Captains and the crews for "their selfless commitment and dedication to their duties which ensure that our operations run as smoothly as they possibly can”.

May 2018

SVS Grenville, “Busier than ever"

The back end of 2017 into early 2018 saw SVS Grenville finish a long and tiring operational period in the red sea as a logistics platform ...

June 2017

SVS Cornwallis extended in Nigeria

SVS management are delighted to announce that SVS Cornwallis has again been extended on operations in Nigeria until mid 2019.

January 2017

SVS Begins the Year by Expanding Area of Operations

January sees two vessels deploy to completely new areas, increasing our operational capabilities and experience. Specialised Vessel Services owns and operates a range of vessel types in both East and West Africa, including four of Damen's modern and efficient axebow design. Amongst them, and shown in the photograph above, is SVS Cochrane, a Damen-built, 55 metre FSIV with DP1 capability.

December 2016

SVS Quality, Safety and Performance is rewarded with customer confidence and an upturn in sales

SVS achieves a record number of new hires and contract renewals in December Specialised Vessel Services owns and operates a range of vessel types in both East and West Africa. Throughout an extremely challenging year for the offshore marine sector we have worked hard to sustain the highest levels of quality and safety, working in close conjunction with our clients to understand and adapt to their requirements.

October 2016

A Vessel Delivery with a Difference

As our company name implies, we at SVS pride ourselves on the provision and operation of a fleet of specialist and specialised vessels. That provision has included many challenging projects – in some very testing environments – for the offshore sector.

Earlier this year we undertook a new type of...

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