VOS Patience

A platform supply vessel of the PX121 design with a competitive combination of fuel efficiency and cargo capacities/deadweight. This translates to a performance level usually expected from larger PSVs but at a medium-sized PSV cost - delivering excellent value for the owner and operator.

Vessel type

Platform supply



Built by

COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co. Ltd., China



Owned by

Vroon Offshore Services

Designed by

Ulstein Design & Solutions AS

Ordered by

Vroon Offshore Services

Operated by

VOS Den Helder

IMO Number


Principal dimensions

83.4 m
18 m
Dead weight:
4200 tonnes
Speed (max):
15 kn
23 POB
Deck area:
830 sqm

Note: Subject to selected variant configuration

Ship history

In March 2013, the Dutch ship owner Vroon Offshore Services contracted two ULSTEIN PX121-designed platform supply vessels for construction at the Chinese COSCO Guangdong Shipyard. October saw the declaration of two options, pushing the total number of sold designs from Ulstein past the #100 mark. In July 2014, a further two options were declared. The vessels were delivered during 2015 - 2017.

ULSTEIN delivered ship design, power & control equipment and on-site follow-up services for all six vessels.

Thanks to their adaptable tank capacities, the PX121 vessels have been meticulously engineered to bolster drilling activities involving extended and deeper boreholes and operations conducted at greater distances from the shoreline. Alongside dedicated tanks for oil, water, and drilling fluids, these vessels are equipped with dual stainless steel tanks designed to securely accommodate flammable liquids or corrosive chemicals. Noteworthy features include incorporating a state-of-the-art Dynamic Positioning System Class II on each ship, in adherence to the stringent criteria of 'Clean Design' stipulated by the ABS classification standards.

The X-BOW offers efficiency over a wide draught range, which is important for PSVs as they often operate with varying loads. Furthermore, the X-BOW has unique, advantageous qualities in terms of motion and propulsion efficiency in moderate and heavy seas. Its innovative shape eliminates wave slamming and bow impact, delivering better performance while reducing noise and vibration, which in turn translates to enhanced crew comfort and safety levels.

Overview vessels:

  • VOS Pace – delivered on 6 February 2015 - IMO number 9685750 - acquired by Golden Energy Offshore Services AS in Q3 2023
  • VOS Paradise – delivered on 4 August 2015 - IMO number 9685762 - acquired by Golden Energy Offshore Services AS in Q3 2023
  • VOS Partner - delivered on 14 January 2016 - IMO number 9709128 - acquired by Golden Energy Offshore Services AS in Q3 2023
  • VOS Passion - delivered 23 August 2016 - IMO number 9709130 - acquired by Golden Energy Offshore Services AS in Q3 2023
  • VOS Patience - delivery July 2017 - IMO number 9742089
  • VOS Patriot - delivered on 22 March 2018 - IMO number 9742091

Operational work:

29 November 2017: Vroon announced that VOS Patience and VOS Partner recently started a charter for oilfield services company TechnipFMC. The two PSVs were delivered in Malta and will support TechnipFMC, supplying pipelines and subsea materials to TechnipFMC’s construction assets offshore in the Mediterranean. Both units will operate in the Mediterranean for two non-consecutive phases in 2017 and 2018. Both vessels are under commercial and operational management by VOS Genoa.

July 2019: VOS Patience started work for Premier Oil to support the North Sea drilling campaign. VOS Patience will support Premier Oil’s drilling campaign, providing supply-vessel duties for the ENSCO 123 jack-up drilling rig. The term contract commenced at the end of July and is scheduled to continue into the fourth quarter of 2019. It follows a successful period operating on the North Sea spot market, during which the vessel supported a number of clients.

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