Company: Herman Senior, ST Marine Support
Business Type: Marine Services
The deal includes all shares of the company, three existing vessels and an upcoming newbuild, a Damen Multi Cat 3313SD, which is expected to be delivered at the end of March this year.
Herman Senior’s existing fleet consists of Damen vessels, including six Shoalbusters and the three Multicats Odin, Nero, and Auxilia, which are all fitted with strong cranes and winches. With this agreement ST Marine Support becomes part of the Herman Senior group of companies, integrating both fleets, which will enable the company to expand its customer base to three continents – South America, Europe and Asia – thanks to the four extra workboats.
Erwin van Dodewaard, Commercial Manager and Co-owner of Herman Senior, said:
“The vessels from ST Marine Support are a perfect fit with the Herman Senior fleet. We are confident that this move will help us serve our customers even better with equipment that we already know inside out, making for a seamless transition.”
ST Marine Support, based in Harlingen, the Netherlands, started its activities in the dredging and offshore industries in 2007, and offers services including towing, anchor handling, dredging and hose handling.
Van Dodewaard continued:
“We are proud to have been given the opportunity to acquire ST Marine Support by owners Vasco Tammes and Rienk Switijnk – they have built a great company over the years with three robust and strong Multi Cat workboats that operate at the top of their market segments, especially in dredging.
“They and their team have a lot of experience and their clear, no-nonsense way of handling projects aligns neatly with our own way of working. We feel proud to continue their legacy under the Herman Senior flag.
“This acquisition is a big move forward for our company and quite a special step for our family. We look forward to welcoming the new boats and their crew into our fleet and serving customers with them.“
Vasco Tammes, Co-owner of ST Marine Support, commented:
“The talks and collaboration with Herman Senior were good, with mutual understanding and respect. Our companies are quite alike in scope and attitude. So, with this agreement we know that two beautiful, carefully built, specialist companies become one greater entity; and in good hands.
“We wish Herman Senior and the Van Dodewaard family all the best and safe voyages!”
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