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 SHM Shipcare & ONGC Initiate a New Era in Indian Oil & Gas Industry; Commenced “Wings-to-Waves” Transformation



• SHM Shipcare has launched India’s first Fast Crew Boat Vessel for ONGC – Sea Stallion-I

• Sea Stallion will revolutionize offshore passenger transfer and improve the overall efficiency of ONGC.

Mumbai, April 14, 2024: SHM Shipcare, a pioneering force in India’s shipbuilding, maritime, and offshore sector and a renowned provider of life-saving services worldwide, unveiled today a ground-breaking innovation, signalling the dawn of “Wings-to-Waves” transformation within the nation’s vital oil and gas industry. The company proudly launched the first of its kind Fast Crew Boat Sea Stallion-I, a 42-meter vessel designed specifically for ONGC complying with the DGS order 20 of 2022, with seating capacity of 60 passengers and deck cargo capacity of over 3 tonnes. Boasting a sophisticated array of features including a Dynamic Positioning System (DP-1), Stabilizing Gyro, Motion-compensated Gangway, and Interceptor systems, this collaboration between SHM Shipcare and ONGC also marks a pioneering leap in maritime technology enhancing safety and operational efficiency in passenger and crew transfer.

The grand launch of Sea Stallion-I at Mumbai Port Authority, Domestic Cruise Terminal witnessed the esteemed presence Shri. O.P. Singh, Director, Technology & Field Services, ONGC; Shri. Pankaj Kumar, Director, Production, ONGC; Shri. Shyam Jagannathan (IAS), Director General of Shipping, Shri. Vijay Arora, Managing Director, Indian Register of Shipping, and Capt. Bhabatosh Chand Deputy Conservator, Mumbai Port Trust along with other leadership members from ONGC and Mumbai Port Authority. Shri. Aliasgar Hajee, Deputy Chairman of SHM Shipcare, along with SHM’s management team, was also present for the launch.

The revolutionary Sea Stallion-I vessel of SHM Shipcare Pvt Ltd will empower ONGC to enhance its transportation efficiency significantly and moreover, it addresses critical safety concerns through advanced safety features and state-of-the-art technology, ensuring unparalleled safety standards for passengers at a significantly reduced cost, saving almost 50% of the expenses per passenger while carrying 6 times more passengers than the air transport. It features two deck areas – the expansive main deck and the inviting bridge deck – the vessel presents ONGC passengers with a luxurious cruise-like experience. Amenities include a well-appointed pantry, entertainment facilities, showers, and more, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable journey for all aboard.

Commenting on this development, Mr. Aliasgar Hajee, Deputy Chairman of SHM Shipcare said, “Pioneering the “Wings-to-Waves” transformation in the Indian oil and gas industry represents a significant yet meaningful milestone in our SHM Group’s philosophy of ‘Enabling Freedom at Sea’. What makes me more proud is that it marks a transformative moment for ONGC as well, India’s largest crude oil and natural gas company. The launch of Sea Stallion-I vessel exemplifies what can be achieved through strategic partnerships and alliances with like-minded organizations. The alignment of our efforts with the vision of ONGC and the Government of India for innovation, indigenization, and self-reliance underscores our collective commitment to driving progress and sustainability in the Oil and Gas and the maritime sector. I am confident that this “Wings-to-Waves” transformation will enhance ONGC’s overall efficiency, further solidifying India’s growing leadership in the global oil and gas industry.”

“We are excited to unveil the specifications of our latest boat, which promises to revolutionize passenger transfer in the oil and gas industry. Our goal is to share this groundbreaking vessel with the country and stakeholders, highlighting its potential to positively impact and transform the way passengers are transferred. By setting a new industry standard, we aim to enhance safety measures and introduce cutting-edge technology to the sector.” concluded Hajee.

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