Resolve Marine Group has acquired a 152-ton bollard tug, Resolve Monarch, from JP Knight (Lowestoft) Ltd. Formerly the Anglian Monarch, the purpose-built emergency towing vessel was on contract with the United Kingdom government, where she served in the coastline emergency response fleet, actively involved in many high-profile maritime casualty rescues.
The vessel was designed to serve as a dedicated emergency response and salvage vessel in northern European waters. For her first assignment, Resolve Monarch sailed from Invergordon, Scotland, on Aug. 19, and is currently en route to the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, where she will assist with Resolve’s work on the MV Rena project.
“The Monarch is a great addition to our growing global fleet and enhances our worldwide emergency response and salvage capabilities for our OPA ’90 clients and others,” Damian Allan, Resolve’s director of business development, said in a statement.