The emergency rescue and response vessel Grampian Courageous was awarded a gold flag for the best on board safety culture in the Craig Group fleet.
The outstanding achievements of a North Star Shipping vessel were formally recognised this week when its masters and crew were commended for their high safety standards.
The emergency rescue and response vessel Grampian Courageous, which is on charter to Marathon and based at the Brae Field, located 160 miles North of Aberdeen, was awarded a gold flag for the best on board safety culture in the Craig Group fleet.
Masters Jim Cargill and John Cruickshank, who lead a 30-strong crew, will be presented with the accolade at a special ceremony at Aberdeen's Albert Quay, on Wednesday, January 14 by Craig Group MD, Douglas Craig.
North Star Shipping, a division of the Craig Group, has introduced a series of awards that recognises high safety standards, and present one vessel annually with a gold flag to distinguish the vessel and crews achievements. There are currently 21 of North Star Shipping's fleet who have achieved more than 1,000 days at sea without a lost time incident (LTI).
The awards are judged on internal and external audits, quantity and quality of incident reporting and observations made following vessel visits.
With investment in the fleet totalling more than £130million since 2003, the Craig Group now owns and operates one of the most modern and the only wholly UK-owned fleet of offshore support and emergency response and rescue vessels.
North Star's Managing Director Callum Bruce said: "The presentation of this award marks another stage in our continuing pursuit of excellence in terms of providing the most efficient, modern and safety conscious services for customers operating in the North Sea and internationally".
"As a company, North Star Shipping is committed to the safety of our crews and vessels, and the Craig Group's living safety culture is dependent on the safety performance of our crews, vessels and onshore activities so we congratulate the masters and crews of the Grampian Courageous for their inspirational achievements throughout the year".