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SINGAPORE, 13 Feb 2024 – Strategic Marine, a leading aluminium shipbuilding company, proudly announces a significant achievement in securing a landmark shipbuilding contract with the Government of Bermuda following completion of an extensive and highly competitive global tendering process. This collaboration signifies a momentous step forward for both organizations, as they work together to introduce two Aluminium Catamaran Passenger Ferries to the Bermuda tourism market for their scheduled journeys.

Designed by One2Three Naval Architects, who have a rich history of designing vessels for the Government of Bermuda, was the designer of choice to develop and enhance the vessel which will serve the Bermudian public transportation system and cruise tourism industry with expected delivery by the end of 4th quarter 2025. Both vessels boast remarkable capacities and features, accommodating up to 550 passengers along with designated wheelchair spaces, ensuring accessibility for all. With a sleek and modern interior, coupled with improved visibility and comfort, passengers can look forward to panoramic views of the beautiful Bermuda coastline and scenery whilst enroute.

We are honoured to have been chosen by the Government of Bermuda, Department of Marine and Ports Services for this transformative project. We thank them for their trust in us and look forward to the deployment of the vessels in 2025.” Said Mr. Chan Eng Yew, Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Marine.

We are excited to be working with Strategic Marine on this project and confident that the new ferries will be a great addition to our current fleet. We look forward to their completion and deployment in Bermuda’s waters.” Said Mr. Rudolph Cann, Director of the Department of Marine & Ports Services.


About the Government of Bermuda, Department of Marine and Ports Services:

The Department’s primary role is to oversee marine affairs in Bermuda. As such, we are responsible for the safe movement of both international shipping and the operation of commercial and recreational boat traffic in local waters. The Department contributes significantly to the public transportation system through the operation of the Ferry Service, while we also have responsibility for port operations including Pilotage, Tug and Line Boat assistance and the maintenance of all marine Aids to Navigation. Salvage work, boat and mooring registration, oil spill response, offshore marine search and rescue and seaport security are just a few of our other areas of operational responsibility. Additionally, the Department incorporates the Maritime Operations Centre which is a 24-hour operational maritime support program. Various distinct international safety and security responsibilities are overseen from a common facility where the use of specialist marine technology, training and experience all combine to create a high degree of situational awareness, communications connectivity and ultimately – timely decision making to support local and international operations.

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About Strategic Marine Singapore:

Strategic Marine Group is a full-capacity global shipbuilder with a focus on specialty aluminium craft construction and fabrication. It has a shipyard in Singapore, and presence in Australia, Europe and the Middle East. It operates principally in five key market segments, producing high quality vessels for Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Ferries & Transportation, Defence and Paramilitary and Port / Pilot Services.

Strategic Marine Group has built and delivered more than 600 vessels made of both aluminium and steel for a variety of clients in the maritime, offshore and defence sectors.

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For more information on this press release, please contact:

Helix PR

Corporate Communications Advisor to Strategic Marine

Lissa Johari – +65 9876 5764