The Netherlands: Astilleros Zamakona Shipyard Delivers VOS Vigilant to Vroon Shipping Group

Vroon Shipping Group yesterday, Thursday 9 June 2011, took delivery of VOS Vigilant.

VOS Vigilant, a field-support vessel, is the penultimate in a series constructed for Vroon at the Astilleros Zamakona Shipyard, Pasaia. She will join Vroon’s extensive fleet of modern vessels providing a range of emergency response and cargo support to the offshore industry.


Length o.a. 60.00 m

Beam 12.70 m

Rescue draft 4.50 m

GT/NT 1,734 / 520

Built 2011

Main engine output 2x Diesel Electric propulsion system – 1,600 kW

Rescue Equipment 2x 15-man daughter craft, 1x 15-man fast-rescue craft

Additional Capabilities Clear Deck Area – 200 m2

Water Capacity – 400 cubic metres

Fuel Capacity – 340 cubic metres

Vroon company was founded by the Vroon family over a century ago in the Port of Breskens, the Netherlands. Initially the company traded in coal, fertilisers and agricultural products. In 1952 the first dry cargo ship was built. From then on the company rapidly developed its shipping activities in many different markets.

Today Vroon is a dynamic and ambitious international shipping company, active in a number of specialised and commodity-type shipping segments. Vroon operates and manages a diverse fleet of about 150 vessels. A large fleet-expansion and newbuilding programme will secure further growth in the years ahead.

The main office is based in Breskens. However, management activities are undertaken by a number of Vroon Management Companies, as well as by affiliated companies and business partners around the world.

Source: vroon, June 10, 2011;

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