SafeSTS continues to expand Mozambique base

Nov 10 2017

SafeSTS has relocated its Mozambique operation to a new, larger facility within the Beira port area.

Having operated in Mozambique since 2011, SafeSTS is today the only licensed marine service provider conducting STS operations off Beira.

SafeSTS is offering technical and operational support for an expanded range of activities. The company has also purchased the coastal survey vessel, ‘The George Darling’ .

She joins ‘Safe Supporter’, to help support two local floating gas operations and to enable the company to work with its international partners to offer a fully integrated service. I

Most recently, a contract has been completed for the recovery of 40 tonnes of anchor chain from the sea bed on for local agency LBH on behalf of the vessel owners.

SafeSTS has also won a five-year contract from the government body responsible for channels and buoys, which will see the company provide marine and technical support for the installation of buoys in five ports.

Yvonne Mason, SafeSTS managing director, commented: "Alongside the move to larger premises in Beira, we have increased our workforce and now have 20 local employees including two base engineers and security personnel and our first certified Mozambican deck officer. We also have the expertise to undertake the STS transfer of harbour pilots.

"As an employer, we are very aware of our responsibilities towards raising standards within the industry, so offer training and continuous professional development (CPD) to all our employees. This not only benefits SafeSTS, but ultimately, expands the local skills base and helps Mozambique's economic growth."

SafeSTS now operates numerous lightering operations worldwide and this expansion plan in Mozambique is just part of the plan to further grow the company's global profile, it said.

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