Offshore Vessels News


Industry Group Calls for 'Key Worker' Status for Offshore Energy Workers

May 29, 2020

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has said that it continues its work to have all offshore energy workers recognized as 'key workers', in order to facilitate the efficient movement of personnel during the Covid-19 pandemic…

UAE: Jack-Up Providers Team Up to Cut Costs

May 29, 2020

UAE-based jack-up services provider Gulf Marine Services has entered into a framework agreement with Zakher Marine International ('ZMI'), a privately-owned offshore services provider also based in UAE. Both companies own fleets of self-propelled…

VIDEO: U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Offshore Vessel Worker

May 29, 2020

The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday medevaced a crewmember from the offshore support vessel RMS Citation approximately seven miles offshore Corpus Christi, Texas.Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a request for…

Final Windfloat Atlantic Floating Wind Turbine Heads Offshore

May 29, 2020

The third - and final - floating wind turbine has been towed offshore as part of the Windfloat Atlantic project, located 20 km from Viana do Castelo on the Portuguese coast. The project, dubbed the first floating offshore wind farm in continental Europe…

China, India Soak Up Oil from Floating Storage as Demand Picks Up

May 28, 2020

The volume of crude stored on ships in Asia has come off the peaks seen earlier this month on a recovery in demand in China and India, trade sources and analysts said. A total of 3.4 million tonnes (24.8 million barrels) of crude oil was discharged…

Subsea 7 to Cut 3000 Jobs, Reduce Vessel Fleet

May 28, 2020

Offshore installation and construction specialist Subsea 7 will cut 3000 jobs by 2021, and reduce its active vessel fleet, it said in a statement on Thursday.Subsea 7 a month ago said that with the deterioration in the outlook for new oil and gas awards…

Solstad: COVID-19, Low Prices to Hit 2020 Revenue

May 28, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore on Thursday posted a higher 1Q revenue but expects its full-year revenue in 2020 to be negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and sharp decline in the oil price.Solstad’s revenue for the first quarter of 2020 was MNOK 1…

Siem Offshore in Standstill Agreement with European Lenders

May 28, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore entered into a standstill agreement with its secured lenders in Europe and Norway for the period from May 29, 2020, until April 30, 2021. The terms of the agreement include 100% deferral of principal and interest until the end of the standstill period…

Northern Offshore Services, SEA O.G Form CTV JV for U.S. Offshore Wind Space

May 27, 2020

Northern Offshore Services (N-O-S) and SEA O.G have entered into an agreement to provide marine services and CTV operations to the offshore wind industry in the United States.The partnership will combine the forces of N-O-S, the crew transfer vessel operator in Europe…

Worker Suffers 'Crushing Injury' During Pipelaying Works off Norway

May 27, 2020

One person suffered a 'crushing injury' earlier this week aboard the North Sea Atlantic offshore vessel working at Lundin Energy's Edvard Grieg field, offshore Norway.The person was flown to hospital by rescue helicopter for treatment following the accident…

Atlantic Wind Transfers' CTV for Dominion's U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

May 27, 2020

Quonset Point, Rhode Island-based Atlantic Wind Transfers has secured its second long-term O&M Crew Transfer Vessel contract in the U.S.Under the contract Atlantic Wind Transfers will provide offshore marine support services for the Siemens…

GMS Fleet Utilization at 2015 High as More Middle East Work Secured

May 27, 2020

Gulf Marine Services PLC (GMS), a UAE-bases supplier of offshore jack-up service units, has won a seven-month contract for one of its E-Class (large) vessels, and an extension for a smaller unit.Under the 7-month contract which also includes extension options…

TGS Starts Norwegian Sea Seismic Survey

May 27, 2020

Norwegian seismic data company TGS has begun its previously announced Atlantic Margin 3D multi-client seismic survey offshore north-west Europe using the Polarcus Adira survey vessel.The AM20 survey covers the latest APA19 awards in the Norwegian…

AET Takes Delivery of Petrobras-bound Shuttle Tanker

May 26, 2020

Tanker operator AET has taken delivery of Eagle Petrolina shuttle tanker which will be used to offload oil from Petrobras' offshore oil platforms in Brazil.The Eagle Petrolina, built by South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries, is the first of…

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