Tugs News

ABS to Class Edison Chouest's Offshore Wind Feeder Fleet

May 15, 2024

A new feeder fleet of two tugs and two barges dedicated to serving a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) from Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has been ordered by Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) to ABS class.The innovative system is designed to deliver components to the construction site…

Foss Charters Vessel from Tug Construction

Dec 05, 2022

Foss Maritime has reached a deal to bareboat charter the tug Earl W Redd from Tug Construction, LLC for use in the U.S. offshore wind industry.The Earl W Redd will sail from Portland, Ore. to Massachusetts later this month to begin work on Foss 's offshore wind projects…

KOTUG To Support Liza FPSOs Off Guyana

Aug 05, 2022

KOTUG's subsidiary KOTUG Guyana has been awarded a second contract by ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana to support operations in Guyana. KOTUG’s latest addition, the 120 tonnes bollard pull strong SD Honour, will join…

KOTUG Canada Bags Charters for Three Vessels

Dec 08, 2021

Marine services and towage firm KOTUG Canada Inc., a partnership between KOTUG International and Canada’s Horizon Maritime Inc., has won a long-term agreement with Trans Mountain, operator of Canada’s only oil pipeline servicing the West Coast…

Boa Offshore Wins AHTS Contracts

Oct 14, 2019

Norwegian offshore supply vessel owner Boa Offshore is awarded contracts by The Norwegian Defense Logistic Organization (FLO) to charter two vessels for the state’s emergency response preparedness.The BOA Group offered prime assets, the BOA BISON and the BOA JARL…

Solstad Wins AHTS Charter Deals from Total

Sep 26, 2019

French oil giant Total has awarded contracts to Norwegian shipping company Solstad Farstad for two large anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels.The offshore service and supply ship shipping company announced that the contracts were awarded…

Solstad Offshore Sells AHTS Vessel

Sep 18, 2019

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore said that its wholly owned subsidiary Farstad Marine has sold one of its anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels.'Farstad Marine has sold the 16304-hp, 2002-built anchor handling tug supply vessel Far Saltire…

DOF Wins AHTS Contracts in NZ

Aug 21, 2019

Norwegian offshore supply vessel (OSV) operator DOF has won work for two anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) contracts to support OMV's drilling operations in New Zealand.Two  AHTS vessels, Skandi Emerald and Skandi Atlantic, have been contracted…

Solstad Offshore Gets Contract Extension from ENI

Jan 03, 2019

Norwegian offshore service and supply ship shipping company Solstad Offshore has been awarded a contract extension for 2013-built anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel Far Statesman.According to a press release, the 258-tbp Far Statesman…

Østensjø Rederi Bags New Contracts

Nov 27, 2018

Norway-based international provider of marine services in the offshore and towage sectors Østensjø Rederi has been awarded a contract by a major European energy company for operation in the renewable sector.The contract commenced in November…

Grounded rig refloat planned for tonight

Aug 22, 2016

A semisubmersible drilling rig grounded off Scotland weeks ago could be floated off at high water tonight.  Update here If the operation in Dalmore Bay, on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis, is a success, the Transocean Winner will be towed using two tugs to Broad Bay…

UPDATED: Grounded rig's tanks damaged

Aug 10, 2016

Damage assessments by Smit Salvage and Transocean staff who boarded the grounded semisubmersible drilling rig Transocean Winner off the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, say two of its fuel tanks appear to have been breached.  UPDATE: No pollution has been found at the site…

VIDEO: Rig grounds on Isle of Lewis

Aug 08, 2016

A semisubmersible drilling rig has grounded on the Isle of Lewis, off the far west of Scotland, according to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The rig, Transocean's Transocean Winner, was being towed at the time, but the tug,…

Mariner jacket moving on to North Sea

Aug 11, 2015

Statoil’s largest steel jacket in its history is on its two-week, 1835 nm journey to the North Sea after setting sail from the Spanish Dragados yard on 10 August. Mariner steel jacket sails away…

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