The agreement is supported by Resolve's four decades of experience as a Jones Act operator, together with Bibby's already established UK and European services in the same target sector.

In this way, the partnership seeks to provide a platform that will offer effective Jones Act compliant Walk to Work vessel solutions for wind farm operators and wind turbine suppliers, the company said in a statement.

While the initial focus will be on Walk to Work vessel solutions, the partnership is targeting a wider range of multi-faceted solutions including CTV vessel requirements, safety training, emergency response, and firefighting standby services, as well as logistical support utilizing their established experience in the most challenging aspects of the maritime sector,

...Resolve Marine Group explained.

The Jones Act is a nearly 100-year-old federal law requiring goods shipped between US ports to be transported on ships that are built, owned, and operated by US citizens or permanent residents. It is also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920.

As such, the regulation limits on the nationality of a vessel's hull construction, flag and ownership, but it does not cover the nationality of the ship's equipment.