Offshore Support Vessel News


New Jones Act SOV Design Unveiled

Feb 02, 2021

The U.S. is going to need a fleet of Jones Act compliant vessels to serve its budding offshore wind industry. New Orleans-based Technology Associates, Inc. (TAI) said it has designed a range of EnviroMax diesel-electric hybrid service operation…

Harvey Gulf Equipping Four More PSVs for Tri-fuel Ops

Oct 19, 2020

U.S. offshore support vessel company Harvey Gulf International has ordered Wärtsilä's energy storage system for four of its platform supply vessels.The order comes just after Harvey said in September it had completed an upgrade of its platform supply vessel Harvey Energy…

KOTUG Anchor Handler Secures Offshore Work in Guyana

Oct 14, 2020

Dutch marine services and towage company KOTUG said it has been awarded a long-term contract by ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) to provide offshore terminal towage support for operations in Guyana…

RINA Deems Vroon Anchor Handler to be a 'Biosafe Ship'

Oct 04, 2020

VOS Champagne, a 2015-built DP2 anchor-handling tug supply vessel managed by Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) Genoa, is the first commercial vessel to be classified with RINA's new ‘Biosafe Ship’ class-notation.The Biosafe Ship notation is a new goal-based notation…

Harvey Gulf to Equip Eight More Vessels with Battery Systems

Sep 24, 2020

Harvey Gulf International Marine announced Thursday it will install 10 battery systems on board eight of its vessels as the U.S. based offshore vessel owner continues its efforts to transform its fleet for greener operations.Harvey Gulf said…

Harvey Gulf to Convert PSV to Offshore Fuel Carrier

Sep 09, 2020

Offshore vessel owner Harvey Gulf announced that it will offer a full service fuel carrying vessel solely dedicated to offshore fuel and water deliveries, through the conversion of its 300-foot U.S. flagged platform supply vessel (PSV) Harvey Hawk…

Anderson Joins Tidewater Board

Sep 09, 2020

Offshore support vessel (OSV) owner Tidewater Inc. announced Wednesday the appointment of Darron M. Anderson to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.Anderson has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the…

DOF Sells Two Offshore Vessels

Aug 12, 2020

Oslo-listed offshore vessel owner DOF has through its subsidiary DOF Rederi sold two offshore vessels.DOF said Wednesday it had sold the 2002-built anchor handler Skandi Giant. The AHTS unit has been sold to an unnamed international buyer for an undisclosed fee…

Vard Secures ABS AIP for Second SOV Design

Aug 04, 2020

Vard Marine (VARD) is doubling down on the U.S. offshore wind sector, having recently secured ABS Approval in Principle (AIP) for a second Jones Act service operation vessel (SOV) design.The AIP awarded in June 2020 is for a customized version…

New Vessel Goes to Work for Seacat Services in the UK

Jul 27, 2020

Offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services has taken delivery of Seacat Weatherly, the first of two new crew transfer vessels (CTV) ordered from the Diverse Marine shipyard in Cowes, U.K.Handed over despite the challenges and pressures created by the current coronavirus lockdown…

US Wind Farm Support Vessel Gets Bow Extension

Jul 27, 2020

A bow extension will allow Cape Henry Launch Services' workboat Delta Escape to push up against offshore wind turbines to support the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot program off Virginia Beach.Naval architecture and marine engineering firm DLBA…

MARIN, IHC Assess DP for Autonomous SOV Project

Jun 16, 2020

MARIN and Royal IHC completed the dynamic positioning (DP) assessment tests for the autonomous-enabled T60-18 service operation vessel (SOV) at MARIN’s basins in Wageningen, The Netherlands.For the project, which is part-funded by a subsidy from TKI Wind Op Zee…

New Guidance for Carrying Methanol on OSVs

Jun 15, 2020

The carriage of methanol in bulk is becoming common in the offshore oil and gas industry, and although there is technical documentation on methanol handling, guidance for offshore carriage by sea is limited. Methanol is a hazardous chemical with significant toxic…

Waterjets Refit for Five Offshore Wind Vessels

Jun 03, 2020

Waterjet propulsion specialist HamiltonJet said it is currently working with Norway-based Offshore Windservice AS to convert five vessels from controllable pitch propeller (CPP) to waterjet propulsion and advanced control technology.At project completion…

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