Subsea Global Solutions (SGS) has entered into a new agreement with long term client Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) to provide underwater hull maintenance and repair services for its 58 ship fleet.
These include cruise ships trading under the banners of Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity, Azamara, TUI, Silversea, and Pullmantur.
SGS has been supporting the RCCL Group for more than a decade with various key underwater services spanning from hull cleaning and propeller polishing in strategic locations to very complex repairs worldwide on equipment, such as tunnel thrusters, stern seals, stabiliser fins, and rudders.
RCCL Vice President of Global Marine Operations, Anders Aasen, said; “With the new IMO regulations on low sulfur fuel coming into force as of 1st January 2020, our goal is to have the most energy efficient fleet on water with best possible solution partners in their fields.
“With SGS supporting our underwater operations on a 24/7 basis, our shore and sea staff can focus on delivering a superior service to our guests on board with no or minimum downtime and the best environmental track record possible,” he said.
SGS Executive Director, Harun Duzgoren, added; “We are delighted to be given the opportunity to continue supporting RCCL’s fleet and add value to their operations.
“We are consistently investing into new technology and our people, and are confident that our new online reporting platform, coupled with our growing number of expert diver/technicians (140+) and a network of fully owned offices (13 worldwide), will help RCCL’s efforts in the areas of energy efficiency, digitalisation, and environmentally friendly shipping operations,” he said.