The Thun Britain, the Geos Group’s new vessel, has been launched and floated in the water for the first time at the Ferus Smit shipyard in Leer, Germany. She will be delivered to us in the UK in the spring of 2022.
The 4,250-deadweight product tanker showcases many of the latest developments in advanced ship-building technologies, and will be an excellent addition to our fleet. She was built by our long-term partner, shipowner Thun Tankers BV, who are based in the Netherlands.
We initially ordered two new vessels to be custom-built with NaabsaMAX technology (which means ‘not always afloat but safely aground’) and the first, the Thun Blyth, was delivered in November 2020. They have been designed to perform as efficiently as possible, with environmental concerns in mind, and to comply with the latest maritime regulations.
The Thun Blyth and Thun Britain will enhance the Geos Group’s competitive position in the marine gas oil supply market because they are extremely flexible, reliable and responsive.
Their relatively small size and NaabsaMAX capability enables the product tankers to call at tide-restricted and smaller niche ports, including Guernsey and Alderney in the Channel Islands, and many locations around the Western Scottish Isles. They are also equipped to make ship-to-ship deliveries, and utilised for short sub-charters and carrying cargoes on behalf of third parties.