HM Naval Base Portsmouth Hampshire UK
NOTICE OF THE POTENTIAL SALE OF THE FORMER RFA DILIGENCE FOR FURTHER USE.
The Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA) are inviting expressions of interest for the sale of the Former RFA Diligence (ex Stena Inspector). A forward repair ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary which was launched in 1981 as a support ship for North Sea oil rigs. Diligence is moored at HM Naval Base Portsmouth and will be sold from there. The vessel is in good repair but is no longer in running condition since decommissioning in 2015. It is sound for towing.
All parties interested in purchasing the vessel for Further Use will need to complete and submit the statement of understanding, which can be found with the official announcement at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/notice-of-sale-former-rfa-diligence-a-forward-repair-ship Also provided here is a sales summary containing vessel particulars.
Completed forms should be sent via email to: DESLD-DESA-Commercial@mod.gov.uk & DESLD-DESANavy@mod.gov.uk no later than 17.00hrs (GMT) Thursday 28th March 2019. Note: Only completed Statements of Understanding that have been received and the Authority deem viable will be invited to a quick walk around of the vessel lasting no more than an hour. A more in-depth viewing of the vessel will be hosted with Q&A’s once the Invitation to Tender (ITT) has been sent out to all interested parties.
The issue of this notice is not a commitment by the Secretary of State for Defence “The Authority” to commit to a sale as a result of this notice and this process may be discontinued at any time should a Government to Government (G2G) sale option be forthcoming.
|Vessel type:||Forward Repair Ship|
|Builder:||Former Naval vessel|
|Model:||Former Royal Fleet Auxiliary Forward Repair Ship|
|Length over all:||111.49m|