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Offshore Vessels Are Down But Not Out

Jul 02, 2019

It's true that the offshore vessel market is still suffering, but that's not to say there aren't glimmers of positivity.Asset values remain at historic lows throughout much of the offshore sector, but the anchor handler market has been hit hardest…

TechnipFMC OSV Refit Completed

Jun 26, 2019

The TechnipFMC-owned diving support vessel Deep Arctic has departed Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam on time following a significant maintenance stopover, a substantial proportion of which was spent in dry dock.According to the shipyard, the project was exceptionally complex…

DSV Rever Polaris Gets Engine Overhaul

Jun 20, 2019

New engineering work involving the overhaul of diesel engines on the offshore construction and dive support vessel (DSV) Rever Polaris, has been completed by power specialist Royston.Engineers undertook the DG1 and DG3 24,000 and DG4 36,000…

Offshore AUV, ROV Market to Grow 18.2%

Jun 11, 2019

The global market for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and remotely operated vehicles (ROV) is predicted to propel at a robust compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.2% from 2017 to 2025, says a recent industry report.In 2016, the offshore AUV and ROV market was valued around worth of $2…

Bourbon's Creditors Seal Restructuring Deal

Jun 05, 2019

The creditors of indebted French marine services company Bourbon reached a restructuring deal that would give them control of the company, protect jobs and draw new liquidity.Bourbon has been hurt by market overcapacity and a fall in spending on services by upstream oil and gas companies…

Some OSV Owners Feeling the Pain

May 23, 2019

While the offshore market is starting to show some positive signs, some vessel owners and operators in the sector continue to suffer.Utilization and rates for offshore supply vessels (OSV) have improved in 2019, particularly in the North Sea…

New Fast Crew Supplier for OCTOMAR

May 23, 2019

Independent Angolan diving services company OCTOMAR Serviços Marítimos Limitada has taken delivery of a new Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2206, its first vessel from the Damen Shipyards Group.The vessel was selected for its ability to undertake a variety of roles…

Aqueos Charters Otto Candies DSV

May 02, 2019

Subsea services company Aqueos Corporation said it has entered into a multi-year agreement with vessel owner Otto Candies for the charter of the US-built multi-role DP-2 diving support vessel (DSV) Kelly Ann Candies.The high spec vessel has…

A Sliding Scale of Residency

Apr 30, 2019

Seabed deployed remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) are already here. Since early last year, IKM Subsea has been operating its Merlin UCV R-ROV (resident ROV) from a cage placed beneath Norwegian operator Equinor’s Snorre B production facility offshore Norway…

EIVA Launches ROV Steering Software

Apr 09, 2019

NaviSuite Mobula is a new software product from EIVA offering advanced steering capabilities to remotely operated vehicle (ROV) owners.The market for the micro- and mini-ROV is under drastic change, with more suppliers entering the market, and prices for the ROVs dropping significantly…

Østensjø Rederi Sells Edda Fonn

Apr 03, 2019

Norway’s Østensjø Rederi has outfitted the offshore support vessel (OSV) MV Edda Fonn, getting it ready for the delivery to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN).The converted diving and hydrographic support vessel has started her journey from Norway to Auckland…

Brazil OSV Update

Mar 21, 2019

The offshore support vessel (OSV) fleet in Brazilian waters closed January with 367 vessels, of which 328 were Brazilian flagged and 39 were foreign flagged. The quantity remained nearly stable in relation to December 2018, when 363 vessels…

Engine Overhaul for OSV Seven Atlantic

Mar 19, 2019

One of the world's most advanced diving support vessels has undergone a comprehensive power plant refurbishment and maintenance program.Engineers undertook the 30,000 running hour major service on the generator engines on board the 140-meter-long Subsea 7 Seven Atlantic…

TenneT Contracts Fugro for UXO Services

Mar 12, 2019

Geo-data specialist Fugro announced Tuesday it has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract from TenneT to provide integrated unexploded ordnance (UXO) services at an offshore wind farm development in Dutch coastal waters. The contract follows…

TechnipFMC Acquires DSV Deep Discoverer

Mar 11, 2019

TechnipFMC announced Monday it has acquired a newbuild diving support vessel (DSV) Deep Discoverer. The vessel will primarily service the North Sea diving construction and inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) markets.The company signed a…

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