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Two Sentinel Marine sister vessels – the Trafalgar Sentinel and the Viking Sentinel -were officially christened this week at Portsmouth International Port. Both vessels are on long-term charter to HM Government for Marine Management Organisation (MMO) fisheries patrol duties in English waters. MMO’s purpose is to protect and enhance the marine environment and support economic growth by enabling sustainable marine activities and development.
Three vessels in our fleet – the Ocean Guardian, Ocean Protector and Ocean Sentinel, which operate from our Sentinel Marine Netherlands office – have been chartered by the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) to operate in EU and international waters as additional platforms for fisheries inspections.
As part of the preparations for a new contract, Bailey Sentinel, Biscay Sentinel and Malin Sentinel will be transferred to a EU Flag (Portuguese) and will be renamed Ocean Sentinel, Ocean Guardian and Ocean Protector respectively. The name changes reflect the vessels' new role where they will be helping to protect the world's oceans.
While our nation has a long and illustrious seafaring heritage,the maritime industry is increasingly looking to the future to ensure it continues to grow and thrive. And that means attracting the next generation of seafarers, leaders, and decision-makers to eventually take over the helm. At Sentinel Marine we're taking a leading role in nurturing emerging talent.
At Sentinel Marine, with our growing fleet, we are always keen to inspire the next generation of seafarers and to raise awareness of the diverse range of maritime careers. So, who better to inspire students at the Scottish Maritime Academy in Peterhead recently than Sentinel Marine cadet Kyle McGonagle? After all, many of our senior team started their careers as cadets including our chief executive officer Rory Deans.
Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV) specialist Sentinel Marine has taken delivery of the tenth new-build vessel in its fleet. Twenty-four new jobs have been created by the firm’s investment, bringing the headcount at the Aberdeen based company to 300.
Sentinel Marine, offshore support vessel specialist based in Aberdeen and Singapore, today (Monday 19 April 2021) announces the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Sentinel Marine is committed to playing its part in addressing the risks of climate change, including cutting carbon emissions to zero for all vessels in its maritime fleet by 2050.
The Malin Sentinel, the final new-build vessel of nine in a £150m investment programme by Sentinel Marine, has arrived in Aberdeen.
Sentinel Marine has experienced a strong start to the year with a £36 million package of contract awards and extensions.
The average age of our ships is just two years, which means that, along with being the youngest in the sector, the fleet is also the cleanest and greenest.
Sentinel Marine has made its mark on the North Sea with a fleet of ships that are designed to go beyond the traditional role of protecting the lives of offshore workers. And now its innovative approach, which sees its new-build vessels perform a wide range of tasks from collision avoidance to oil spill recovery, is making waves in other parts of the world.
Seven young cadets have been recruited by Sentinel Marine as part of the firm’s drive to nurture new talent in the maritime industry.
The crew of Lundy Sentinel – one of Sentinel Marine’s fleet of state-of-the-art emergency response and rescue vessels which is currently chartered by the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) – joined forces with coast guard organisations for a major multi-purpose maritime operations exercise.
Sentinel Marine's Sergejs Scerbina, former student at the Scottish Maritime Academy, was one of the deserving winners at the 2018-19 North East Scotland College Student Achievement Award Ceremony.
Sentinel Marine has revealed computer-generated images of three new emergency response and rescue vessels that are currently under construction.
Sentinel Marine is investing £36 million to add three multi-role ships to its fast-growing fleet.
Sentinel Marine is adding to its state-of-the-art fleet with the purchase and major refit of a multi-role ship. Scotian Sentinel will enter service in November as a Group A combined PSV/ERRV.
Sentinel Marine has taken delivery of the latest vessel to join its state- of-the-art fleet. The Bailey Sentinel, constructed in China, is now en route to Aberdeen and is due to arrive in early September. Twenty four new jobs will be created when the Bailey Sentinel goes into service.
A young seaman has plotted the first point on his course towards a successful career in the maritime industry after being named deckhand trainee of the year by the Scottish Maritime Academy, North East Scotland College’s nautical centre.
Sentinel Marine has taken delivery of Biscay Sentinel, the latest in our fleet of state-of-the-art multi-role emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs).
Sentinel Marine has been awarded a contract to provide a patrol vessel to be chartered by the European Fisheries Control Agency in international and EU waters.
A new multi-role emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV) built by Aberdeen-based Sentinel Martine as part of a £110m investment has been deployed to operations in the southern North Sea.
Sentinel Marine has become the first company in the sector to be awarded accreditation by DNV to the new ISO 9001 2015 and ISO 14001 2015 standards.
Christening of Mariner Sentinel takes place in Aberdeen ahead of Statoil deployment
On Wednesday 16 August, Sentinel Marine was delighted to welcome guests onboard Portland Sentinel from the BBC, STV and Sky Arabia.
Sentinel Marine has secured two new contracts bringing the Aberdeen-headquartered firm’s contract wins to a total of £26.4 million since January this year. The latest contract wins will provide continued employment for 72 seafarers in the North Sea.
Sentinel Marine has marked a milestone occasion with the launch of the last in its latest fleet of new ERRVs.
Staff from Sentinel Marine’s Aberdeen headquarters got their running shoes on to raise much-needed funds for the Aberdeen Seafarers Centre at the recent Bakers Hughes 10k.
Sentinel Marine has taken delivery of a new emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV) which will see 24 new jobs being created within its North Sea operation.
Sentinel Marine, Aberdeen-headquartered provider of offshore support vessels, has secured new contracts and extended existing contracts to the combined value of £17m in the first months of 2017.
A launching ceremony was held on Friday 28th October for the Mariner Sentinel an 8000 BHP Tanker Assist DP2 ERRV. Mariner Sentinel is expected to be delivered end Q1 2017.
On Friday 15th July Portland Sentinel was delivered to Sentinel Marine. She is the first vessel in a series of four 62m Multi-role ERRV’s, and features state of the art Rescue equipment including a uniquely designed Daughter Craft. Portland Sentinel will sail from the shipyard in the comings days and mobilise to the North sea where she will commence a long-term charter with a Major Oil & Gas Company.
On Saturday 25th June Fastnet Sentinel transited the Corinthian Canal on her way to Catania,Sicily Italy.
A Block Erection ceremony for Mariner Sentinel (Hull N698) took place on Monday, 9th May 2016 at COSCO Guangdong shipyard, marking a significant milestone in the ship's construction. The Mariner Sentinel is expected to be delivered end Q1 2017.
Our Second 62M ERRV was launched on the 12th of April at the Cosco Dalian Yard
On the 23rd December, deep in the South Atlantic, Fastnet Sentinel crew took part in a joint exercise with the Falkland Island SAR helicopter, Bristow G-CIHP. With the ship’s emergency teams prepared, two crewmen from G-CIHP were winched to the aft deck winch area onboard Fastnet Sentinel while the ship maintained steady course and speed. The exercise completed without incident and for the ship’s crew this was an opportunity to put to use some of the training that Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV) crews conduct on daily bases, and in this case, to deploy and demonstrate equipment and skills normally confined to a theoretical exercise.
The launching of our vessel, Tempest Sentinel (Hull W1421), was held on the 2nd of December 2015. Below are some pictures of the launching ceremony.
Today 2nd November, steel cutting was held for MARINER SENTINEL (HULL N698) at Cosco Guangdong Shipyard. The steel cutting was initiated by Sentinel’s CEO, Rory Deans, at the auspicious time of 1018 hrs.
On the 28th of October 2015 at 10am the keel laying ceremony of the Malin Sentinel (SK99) was held.
Monday 19th of October, approx. time 7:30, Portland Sentinel was moved to a quay side berth, in floating condition, at Cosco Dalian main yard. Within this week remaining two blocks (W/H and funnel blocks) will be erected and machinery/electrical/outfitting/piping jobs will continue.
Today, HULL SK 97, to be named PORTLAND SENTINEL Launching ceremony commenced at the auspicious time of 1058 hrs, with firing of crackers and bursting of fireworks. But it was not a launch in the usual sense. The vessel was slowing pulled aft by two winches on the launch barge, supported by a series of 12 hydraulic balloons. These balloons were also used to control the direction of the vessel’s movement from shipyard to barge.
Sentinel Marine is delighted and extremely proud to announce that they have been granted certification to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard with DNV. The standard is based on a number of quality management principles including strong customer focus, motivation from top management, and continual improvement. Sentinel Marine values are “Safety, Reliability and Honesty” and the addition of the ISO 9001:2008 certification further underpins these important values.
Today, the 26th of August Lundy Sentinel started her maiden voyage to Aberdeen. She is due to arrive mid October and will commence a long term charter.
Wednesday 19th August Lundy Sentinel was delivered to Sentinel Marine. She is the third vessel in a series of four Multi-role ERRV’s, and features state of the art Rescue equipment including a uniquely designed Daughter Craft. Lundy Sentinel will sail from the shipyard in the comings days and mobilise to the North sea where she will commence a long-term charter with a Major Oil & Gas Company.
One of Sentinel’s 78m AHTS keel laying, took place on 31st of July at Wuhu Xinlian Shipyard, China. The vessel’s expected delivery is in April next year.
Sentinel has ordered a pair of AHTS 150T BP to be built at Wuhu Xinlian Shipyard in China. The steel cutting for the first Hull was held today, 10th March and was attended by Sentinel’s New Building Superintendent, Alex Smaranda.
Sentinel Marine awarded contract for new emergency vessel for the Mariner field Statoil (U.K.) Limited has awarded a contract to Sentinel Marine to provide a new multi role Emergency Response & Rescue Vessel (ERRV) to support operations on the Mariner field on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).
Sentinel Marine's 62m ERRVs, now under construction at Cosco Dalian shipyard, achieved a new milestone on 28 February 2015. That was the day the first two hulls SK96 and SK97 had their keels laid.
Saturday 14th February 2015 CYGNUS SENTINEL sails from her building yard and starts her journey to Aberdeen.
The FASTNET SENTINEL had her naming yesterday 3rd February while alongside Loyang Offshore Supply Base, Singapore.
Tuesday 27th January 2015 FASTNET SENTINEL sails from her building yard and starts her journey to the Falkland Islands.
Sentinel's third and fourth 62M ERRV had their steel cutting on 15th of January @ 09:45hrs at Cosco Shipyard, China. A Very cold day!
The Lundy Sentinel was launched at 10:19hrs on 22/12/2014 at Fujian Southeast Shipyard.
Sentinel Marine established a presence in Singapore when it opened an office at 55 Market Street, near Raffles Place. The office will pave the way towards operating the Company’s first offshore support vessel in the very near future. Stay tune for more updates.
Construction of Sentinel Marine’s new buildings are progressing well in Fujian South East Shipyard, China. Steel cutting had commenced and we are expecting the first launch for ABLE SENTINEL in March 2012, with delivery in May 2012.
Sentinel Marine signed Agreements today with Nam Cheong Dockyard for the construction of three Anchor Handling Towing & Supply Vessels (AHTS).
Below are some pictures of the keel laying of Hull 491G NOBLE SENTINEL, held today at Xiamen Shipyard. The NOBLE SENTINEL is a 78m PSV Focal 522 with a deadweight of approx 4,000T. Her launching is projected to be in December this year.
The Fastnet Sentinel was launched at 12:00hrs on 29/09/2014 at Fujian Southeast Shipyard.
Sentinel's first Focal design 62m ERRV had its steel cutting on 18th October at Cosco Dalian Shipyard, China. This steel cutting marked the beginning of the construction phase of Sentinel's new building project at Cosco Dalian Shipyard. The first ERRV is expected to deliver in Q4 2015.
Sentinel’s fourth ERRV, Hull SK 88, had her keel laying on 27th August at Fujian Southeast Shipyard, China at 1030 hrs.
The CYGNUS SENTINEL was launched on 23rd August at Fujian Southeast Shipyard, China. She is now berthed alongside the shipyard's quay and is expected to deliver in November 2014.
Sentinel's first new build 78m PSV, PRIME SENTINEL, had her keel laying on 18thAugust at Xiamen Shipyard, China. The PSV is a Focal 522 design, DP 2 with deadweight of 4,000 tonnes.
Sentinel’s seventh and eighth KCM design 75m PSVs had their steel cutting on 16th June at Xiamen Shipyard, China. An auspicious day because it was very wet, after a storm centre had passed over the city centre the night before.
Sentinel has joined up with the Robert Gordon University under their student placement programme and employed a third year student from the Accounting and Finance faculty. Lisa Gove commenced in late May 2014 immediately after sitting her second year exams and will spend the next fourteen months working full time in the finance department.
In May 2014 Sentinel Offshore Holdings Limited filed it’s Statutory Statements for 2013 having adopted FRS102 – the first client of our external auditors to do so
GDF SUEZ E&P UK has awarded a five year contract to Sentinel Marine to provide a new 61 metre multi role Emergency Response & Rescue Vessel (ERRV) to support drilling operations in the Cygnus field.
Sentinel’s second ERRV, Hull SK 86, had her keel laying on 30th May at Fujian Southeast Shipyard, China at 1600 hrs. Our Assistant New Building Superintendent, Li Yuying, attended the keel laying.
The BOLD SENTINEL was launched on 29th May at Fujian Southeast Shipyard, China at 1000 hrs. She is now berthed alongside the shipyard’s quay and is expected to deliver in September 2014.
Sentinel Marine Ltd has successfully completed a verification audit by Achilles and are now “verified” FPAL participants
On 6th May at Fujian South East Shipyard (China), following a dramatic ceremony of explosive Chinese firecrackers, incense and gold leaf paper burning, the keel laying of SK85 (Cromarty Sentinel) took place. In the background, hull number SK 501, “Bold Sentinel” can also be seen
Tank testing of Sentinel Marine’s new 62m Multi Role ERRV has now completed. The scaled model can been seen attached to an electrical resistance dynamometer on-board the towing carriage which allows records of tank temperature, carriage speed and model resistance to be measured
Sentinel Marine have passed on a bogus employment offer to the Serious Fraud Office in the UK after a potential seafarer contacted the Aberdeen office and advised that he had received an e-mail from an unknown source purporting to represent Sentinel, requesting the payment of a Fee to accommodate his application.
Sentinel Marine are pleased to confirm the arrival of Sentinel Ranger to its operational fleet in the North Sea.
With additional staff joining us over the next couple of months, Sentinel Marine Singapore has moved to a bigger office. We will still be located at the same address near Raffles Place. The new office is brighter with a view of the nearby towering buildings. Seen in the photo is our new crewing executive, Karen Ng.
Aberdeen based Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV) Shipping Company – Sentinel Marine has announced that the eight Multi-Role ERRV’s being built are to Registered with the UK Ship register.
Sentinel Marine Ltd have ordered four additional Multi-Role ERRV’s.The vessels are designated FOCAL 531 and designed by Focal Marine & Offshore.
Sentinel Marine are pleased to announce the arrival of two Multi-role ERRV’s to the Aberdeen fleet.
Sentinel Marine are pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Bolton as Technical Manager with immediate effect.
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Passion, Commitment, Reliable. That’s what describes our Newbuilding Team in China.
The steel cutting ceremony for Sentinel Marine’s fourth ERRV, SK88 (Lundy Sentinel) took place last week in Fujian Southeast Shipyard, China.
Sentinel Marine has sold their first and second newbuild PSV, Daring Sentinel and Epic Sentinel. The Buyers have requested for the terms and conditions of the sale to remain private.
New-to-the-UK emergency response and rescue vessel (EERV) fleet firm Sentinel Marine has awarded Outreach an order to supply four ship set packages of rescue equipment.
The steel cutting ceremony for Sentinel Marine’s first ERRV was held on 17th July 2013 in Fujian Southeast Shipyard, China. Rory Deans, CEO Sentinel Marine, officiated at the ceremony.
Sentinel Marine Singapore has moved to a new office!
Sentinel Marine, in partnership with Maas Capital Investments – an investment fund of ABN AMRO Group with a focus on the offshore oil and gas industry – have ordered four new ships, with an option to order a second four.
Sentinel’s first PSV Hull 487E was launched on 28 March 2013. Excitement filled the air despite the drizzle that day.
Rory Deans led Sentinel Marine has placed orders with Nam Cheong to construct four Multi-Role Field Support Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels.
Following the recent addition of personnel to its Aberdeen organisation, Sentinel Marine Aberdeen will move its operational team into the heart of the harbour area.
Sentinel Marine is pleased to welcome both Jonathan Mitchell as Managing Director and Vincent Slattery as Chief Financial Officer to its team in Aberdeen. With the addition of this extensive experience in the offshore shipping industry, Sentinel Marine looks forward to continuing the expansion of services it can deliver.
Sentinel Marine has sold its second new build AHTS 5150, Hull SK 67. Buyers have requested for the terms of the sale to remain private.
A steel cutting ceremony was held for Sentinel Marine’s first two new build PSVs, with the event witnessed by Mark Grosse, Sentinel Marine’s Managing Director. The red ‘litter’ on the ground are remains of the fire crackers that declared the commencement of the steel cutting. The two PSVs, DARING SENTINEL and EPIC SENTINEL, are scheduled for delivery in Q2 2013
Sentinel Marine is pleased to announce that the company has exercised its option for two Khiam Chuan designed PSVs to be built in China. These 75m vessels share the same specifications as the first two in the series and are scheduled to be delivered in Q3 and Q4 2013.
After weeks of intense interest from Buyers in our AHTS vessels with two bow thrusters, Sentinel Marine has sold Hull SK65 to the successful Buyer.
At the Fujian Southeast Shipyard, construction of Hull SK 65 remains on schedule for delivery in early June 2012. Hull blocks are in place at the shipyard, with the keel laid inearly January 2012.