The Island Offshore Group is privately owned and comprises a group of ship owning and management companies. Currently, the Island Offshore Group operates a fleet of 27 vessels ranging from Platform Supply vessels, Anchor Handling Vessels, Subsea Construction Vessels to Light Well Intervention Vessels. Additionally, the Group has one vessel under construction.
Island Offshore has a distinct objective to maintain and operate its fleet in accordance with national and international laws and regulations, in particular with respect to Health, Safety and Environmental issues. All employees shall be highly qualified and perform with the highest working standards and professionalism in all areas.
OceanGate has selected Island offshore as the preferred partner for all deep sea expeditions that require a commercial grade classed support vessel. Island Offshore will provide services as the primary support vessel for the 2019 Titanic Survey Expedition. The chosen Island Offshore vessel, scheduled to depart from St. John’s, Newfoundland in June 2019, will serve as the topside support ship for the first manned submersible mission to the RMS Titanic since 2005. The six-week expedition will explore and map the wreck located nearly 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic. The Island Offshore vessel will house over 35 expedition crew members, mission specialists, researchers, and scientists for the duration of the expedition. Island Offshore’s fleet of Subsea Construction and Accommodation Vessels are all complete with private sleeping quarters for everyone on board, and offers various spacious and comfortable spaces for collaboration, research, and relaxation. Equipped with a commercial grade kitchen, gym, medical room, and various lounge spaces, each vessel is perfectly suited to serve both the scientific objectives of the mission, as well as the needs of the crew and participating mission specialists. The large, built-in helipad on the vessels makes it possible to efficiently transport mission specialists and crew to and from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Helicopter flights maximize time spent at the dive site, by reducing travel time motoring to and from shore.
Beyond the multi-year Titanic Survey Expedition, the two companies are already discussing projects in the Caribbean Sea, Coral Sea, Adriatic Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.
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Bridge deck of the MV Island Pride. A similar Island Offshore vessel will serve as topside support during the 2019 Titanic Survey Expedition.
Support vessel helicopter pad.
Expedition mission control room.