Offshore News


Survitec Wraps Hansen Protection Buy

May 06, 2021

Maritime survival equipment specialist Survitec has completed the acquisition of Hansen Protection, a provider of personal protective equipment. Ron Krisanda, Executive Chairman at Survitec, commented: 'The addition of Hansen Protection, and its leading portfolio in personal protective equipment…

Seismic Data Firm CGG Launches Pollution Monitoring Solution

May 06, 2021

French firm CGG, best known for its seismic data services for oil and gas exploration, has now launched a maritime pollution monitoring solution named SeaScope.'Combining expertise in remote sensing science, Earth observation data, machine learning and high-performance computing…

Salvage Crews Begin Lightering Fuel from Seacor Power

May 05, 2021

Salvors have started removing fuel from the tanks of a lift boat that capsized in the Gulf of Mexico last month, the U.S. Coast Guard said.The 234-foot Seacor Power could have been carrying up to 35,000 gallons of fuel, lube oil, hydraulic and…

PHOTO: Siemens Gamesa Takes 'Esvagt Dana' Back to Baltic 2 Offshore Wind Farm

May 05, 2021

Danish offshore vessel owner Esvagt has informed that its Esvagt Dana vessel has returned back to the Baltic 2 offshore wind farm in Germany to support wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa during maintenance work.For the next three to six months…

Lebanon Wants No Preconditions for Maritime Border Talks with Israel

May 05, 2021

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday there should be no preconditions for talks with Israel over their Mediterranean border dispute, key to Lebanon's hopes to find gas reserves amid its worst economic crisis since its 1975-1990 civil war…

Lebanon, Israel Resume Talks on Maritime Border Dispute

May 04, 2021

Lebanon and Israel resumed U.S.-mediated talks on Tuesday over a dispute about their Mediterranean Sea border that has held up hydrocarbon exploration in the potentially gas-rich area, an official Lebanese source said.The longtime foes held…

Offshore Incident: Velesto's Jack-Up Rig Tilts, Submerges Off Sarawak, Malaysia

May 04, 2021

A jack-up rig owned by Malaysian drilling contractor Velesto tilted and submerged at a location offshore Sarawak, Malaysia on Tuesday, the rig owner said.'The Board of Directors of Velesto Energy Berhad [...] regrets to inform that an incident involving one of our rigs…

Keel Laid for Jan De Nul's Les Alizés Offshore Installation Vessel

May 03, 2021

China's CMHI Haimen shipyard last Thursday hosted the keel laying ceremony for Jan De Nul's heavy lift crane vessel Les Alizés.Les Alizés, ordered in November 2019, will mainly be used for the construction of offshore wind farms, but will also…

Marlink Wraps ITC Global Buy

May 03, 2021

Maritime connectivity and IT solutions provider Marlink Group has completed the acquisition of ITC Global from Panasonic.'The acquisition, backed by Apax Partners sas, marks another milestone in the company’s M&A strategy. Within the Marlink Group…

Total Extends Havila PSV Charters in Denmark

May 03, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Havila Shipping has won contract extensions for two of its platform supply vessels with Total in Denmark.Havila said Monday that Total DK, a Danish subsidiary of the French oil major Total, had declared extension…

Acergy Viking to be Converted to Hybrid Propulsion

Apr 30, 2021

Eidesvik said it plans to upgrade its offshore wind support vessel Acergy Viking with a battery pack and hybrid propulsion solution, in line with the Norwegian vessel operator's plans to reduce its fleet’s emissions by 50% by 2030 and to operate emissions-free by 2050…

Boskalis Acquires CSV Southern Ocean

Apr 29, 2021

Dutch marine services company Boskalis said it has acquired the Southern Ocean, a large DP2 construction support vessel (CSV) capable of executing a wide range of offshore operations.The 134-meter vessel, which was previously jointly owned by Oceanteam and Bourbon…

Market Signals Fast Rebound in Floating Production Orders

Apr 28, 2021

The deepwater market is rapidly returning to pre-COVID-19 activity levels, and the recovery appears to be gaining strength, according to a recent in-depth analysis completed by International Maritime Associates (IMA) and World Energy Reports (WER)…

Responders Working to Salvage Capsized Lift Boat Seacor Power

Apr 27, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard is working with the Seacor Power's owner to salvage the lift boat that capsized earlier this month in the Gulf of Mexico.A unified command including representatives from the Coast Guard and Houston-based Seacor Marine engaged in-person for the salvage and wreck removal…

Equinor Contracts Seadrill Drillship West Saturn

Apr 27, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill said it has secured a four-year firm contract with four one year options for the West Saturn drillship with Equinor Brasil Energia Ltda for work on the Bacalhau field in Brazil.Total value for the firm portion of the contract…

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