Vessels News


Long-Term Charter with Total for Havila PSV

Apr 02, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Havila Shipping has secured a long-term contract for its platform supply vessel Havila Commander.Havila Shipping said Thursday that the contract was with Total E&P UK, the UK subsidiary of the French oil major Total…

Petronas Charters Alam Maritim AHTS

Apr 02, 2020

Malaysia's offshore vessel provider Alam Maritim has won a new work order from Petronas for the supply of an anchor handling tug supply vessel.While Alam announced the contract award on Thursday, the charter started on February 11, 2020.Alam…

Eidesvik's Seismic Source Vessel Charter Cut Short

Apr 02, 2020

Seismic survey company Seabed Geosolutions will return the seismic source vessel Vantage to its owner Eidesvik Offshore earlier than originally planned.Eidesvik said Thursday it had received notice of early re-delivery from Seabed Geosolutions for the Vantage vessel…

Covid-19: Boskalis Stops Crew Changes, Cuts Spending

Apr 02, 2020

Dutch offshore transportation and dredging giant Boskalis has halted crew changes and will slash spending this year due to the COVID-19 virus crisis, it said on Thursday.The company said that, while its workers work from home where possible…

TGS to Use Polarcus Adira Vessel for Norwegian Sea Survey

Apr 02, 2020

TGS, a Norwegian provider of multi-client geoscience data for exploration & production firm, has said it will be starting the Atlantic Margin 20 (AM20) 3D multi-client project as soon as the marine seismic acquisition season gets underway in north-west Europe this summer…

New CFO for Ocean Installer

Apr 01, 2020

Norway-based offshore oil and gas installation company Ocean Installer has appointed Ingrid Due-Gundersen as new Chief Financial Officer.Due-Gundersen has worked for international shipping company Leif Höegh & Co her whole career. She joined…

Covid-19 May Impact Contract Executions, Subsea 7 Says

Apr 01, 2020

Offshore installation and construction company Subsea 7 has withdrawn its 2020 guidance and outlook statements given late in February, citing the impact of the coronavirus and the oil price crash.Subsea 7 had in February said that it expected increasing tendering activity for offshore work…

Siem Offshore Gets Breathing Room

Apr 01, 2020

Norway-based offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore has received some breathing room after reaching an agreement with its banks.The company last week warned that the extreme fluctuations in the financial markets over the past weeks „have resulted…

Polarcus to Cut Jobs, Salaries

Apr 01, 2020

Marine seismic company Polarcus is set to reduce workforce and employees' salaries, and stack survey vessels, as a response to the uncertainty marine seismic industry is facing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and the current low oil prices…

Solstad Offshore, Creditors Agree on Draft Restructuring Plan

Mar 31, 2020

Norway's offshore service vessels (OSVs) supplier Solstad Offshore and its creditors have agreed on a draft restructuring plan, which includes converting 10 billion crowns ($962.17 million) of debt into equity, the company said on Tuesday.The large majority of stakeholders…

Huisman Crane for Penta-Ocean's Wind Turbine Installation Rig

Mar 31, 2020

Dutch offshore equipment manufacturer Huisman has signed a contract with PaxOcean Engineering for the delivery of a 1,600mt Leg Encircling Crane. The crane will be installed on the new self-elevated platform (SEP) of Japanese company Penta-Ocean Construction…

ABS to Class Silver Eagle's New Jack-Ups

Mar 31, 2020

ABS, a classification services provider to the marine and offshore industries, will provide classification for a series of 'highly innovative Self-Elevating Drilling Units (SEDU)' for Silver Eagle Global.Silver Eagle, of Manama, Bahrain, says…

Brazil: FPSO Charter Ends 5 Years after Deadly Explosion

Mar 30, 2020

FPSO leasing company BW Offshore has informed that a charter for FPSO Cidade de Sao Mateus has expired. The FPSO was involved in an explosion in February 2015, an incident in which nine workers were killed, and 26 others injured. There were…

Seajacks Clinches Japanese Offshore Wind Farm Gig

Mar 30, 2020

UK-based firm Seajacks, an offshore wind power installation specialist, has signed a foundation installation contract with Kajima Corporation for an offshore wind farm project at Akita Port and Noshiro Port in Akita Prefecture, northern Japan…

Nigeria Tightens Offshore Rules as 6 OSV Workers Test Positive for Covid-19

Mar 30, 2020

Nigeria's petroleum regulator has ordered oil and gas companies to reduce their offshore workforce and move to 28-day staff rotations as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, according to a circular seen by Reuters.The restrictions…

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