FOR over 28 years, global maritime specialist Serco has been supporting the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and is the nation’s third-largest employer of mariners in the UK.

With around 900 employees and over 100 vessels, its highly professional teams work at key sites in HMNB Devonport, Portsmouth, Falmouth, Faslane, to the British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre (BUTEC) in Scotland, from which is used for noise ranging of surface ships and submarines, and a variety of weapons and sensors testing.

Serco delivers services worldwide, and is a proud employer of many armed forces veterans with longstanding connections within the UK’s maritime communities.

Serco tug and HMS Iron Duke in the Sound this morning

Our daily webcam at Westward Shipping News is testament to the sheer scale of the wide range of services Serco delivers from towing submarines to warships, ferrying personnel, trialing cutting-edge maritime technology, supporting military exercises, and maintenance of buoys and moorings and many other services.

Serco tug spraying water to celebrate the 50th anniversary crossing of Brittany Ferries links with Plymouth and South West region inbound to Millbay Docks

Serco vessels range in length from 11m to 93m, and from 12 to 3,600 gross tonnes.

Serco says it continues to drive new, innovative, and tailor-made solutions to meet the requirements of the Royal Navy and has invested in many new vessels, and upgraded many others.

SERCO tugs getting ready to escort HMS Duncan into Devonport

The company says looking ahead over the years to come, it is fully committed to working with its customers, stakeholders, supporting diversity and inclusion, Carbon Net Zero, and the future of maritime careers.