UK shipowner James Fisher is beefing up its renewables fleet with a charter for an Australian-owned ship.

The London-listed company, also known for product tankers, said it has brought in the 80-loa multipurpose support vessel (MSV) Go Electra (built 2012) from Australia’s Go Marine Group for the rest of 2022.

The exclusive use of the ship will add “much-needed security for customers amid cost and supply chain crunches in the industry”, the shipowner added.

Subsidiaries James Fisher Renewables (JF Renewables) and James Fisher Subtech (JF Subtech) will operate the MSV.