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Rashid Behbudov - a 70m Large Crew Transfer Vessel for Caspian Marine Services of Azerbaijan

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Austal Offshore Express 70

In June 2015 Austal entered into a contract with Caspian Marine Services Limited of Azerbaijan to construct one 70 metre Fast Crew Boat.

The 30 knot, 150 passenger catamaran was jointly built at Austal’s Philippines and Henderson shipyards and delivered in September 2016 - less then 12 months after construction commenced in October 2015.

Caspian Marine Services Limited operates a fleet of offshore marine support vessels, serving the offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry in the Caspian Sea region. The 70 metre Fast Crew Boat shall transport crew and cargo to offshore platforms, operated by the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) and British Petroleum (BP).