Three new pilot boats named

Briggs Marine pilot boat
Briggs Marine pilot boat
The naming ceremony took place at Liverpool's Albert Dock
The naming ceremony took place at Liverpool's Albert Dock

UK marine contractor Briggs Marine, hosted an official naming ceremony for three new pilot boats at Albert Dock, Liverpool on Wednesday, 25 April.

The company currently employs approximately 80 personnel in the North West of England, with plans to increase this number in the coming months.

Briggs Marine Managing Director, Collieson Briggs commented: “We are delighted to announce these latest additions to our fleet; they have been well received by all stakeholders and are fully integrated into the service. Their quality and capability bring a further significant improvement in the Liverpool Pilot boat service.

“The naming ceremony is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase Briggs’ capability and commitment to the region. Our guests will have the opportunity to tour our new vessels and gain a fuller understanding of our service offering, not only in Liverpool but also on a global basis.”

Briggs Marine and Environmental Services supply services to a range of industries in the marine sector. Their service offering includes vessel charter and management, submarine cable installation, repair and maintenance, diving services, operation and maintenance of Aids to Navigation, Marine ecological and physical survey, salvage and wreck removal, oil and gas terminal operations and environmental consultancy. The company also provides an International emergency oil spill response service.

Established in the 1970s, the Briggs Group has a strong reputation within the marine and coastal sectors, which has also allowed the company to expand into the renewable energy sector over the last ten years.

The Briggs Group has head offices in Burntisland, Fife as well as further operations in Aberdeen, London, Liverpool, Southampton, Hull, Peterborough and international offices in Baku, Azerbaijan.

By Jake Frith

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