Offshore Support Vessel News


VOS Champion Starts New Charter

Dec 06, 2019

Vroon Offshore Services reports its Singapore-managed anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS ) vessel VOS Champion has started a five-month contract with a major international oil and gas engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contractor…

First Jones Act SOV Gets ABS Nod

Dec 06, 2019

Classification society ABS said it has granted the first Approval in Principle (AIP) to VARD for its design of a Jones Act service operations vessel (SOV).The AIP addresses a customized version of VARD 4 07 US SOV design, with primary functions including accommodation…

Havyard Group Taps Larsen as CEO

Dec 02, 2019

Norwegian offshore and fishing vessel builder Havyard Group said Gunnar Larsen will serve as interim CEO until the group finds a replacement for retiring chief executive Geir Johan Bakke.Bakke has been employed in Havyard Group since 2001, and he has been CEO since 2004…

DOF Subsea Bags APAC Contracts

Nov 21, 2019

Norway-based international subsea operating company DOF Subsea announced several contract-awards in the Asia Pacific region, securing 130 days vessel and resource utilization into the first quarter of 2020.  The contracts, for undisclosed clients in New Zealand and South East Asia…

Maersk Supply Service Wins UK Job

Nov 21, 2019

Maersk's offshore services arm has been awarded a contract to provide towing and mooring installation work for an unnamed floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) in the North Sea.The work scope includes project management, engineering…

Bourbon to Support Total in Namibia

Nov 18, 2019

Bourbon Marine & Logistics announced on Monday that it has been awarded an integrated logistics contract from Total to support the supermajor's deep offshore exploration campaign in South Namibia in 2020. The project scope covers provision of logistics base…

Normand Clipper Secures Long-term Contract

Nov 13, 2019

Norwegian ship owner Solstad Offshore said it has been awarded a long-term contract with Global Offshore, part of the Global Marine Group for CSV Normand ClipperThe contract will commence in the first quarter of 2020 and have a duration of three years firm plus five years options thereafter…

Pirates Attack OSV in the Gulf of Mexico

Nov 13, 2019

Pirates attacked an Italy-flagged offshore supply vessel in the southern Gulf of Mexico, injuring two crew members, the Mexican Navy said on Tuesday, in the latest outbreak of robbery and piracy to hit oil platforms and infrastructure in the area…

Bourbon Commits 100+ Vessels to Fleet Xpress

Nov 11, 2019

Marine services firm Bourbon has signed a contract committing more than 100 offshore support vessels (OSVs) to Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress, the maritime broadband service that combines the speed of Ka-band with continuous back up from Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband operating on L-band…

DOF Subsea Bags Trinidad, GOM Contracts

Nov 10, 2019

Norwegean subsea operating company DOF Subsea announced that it has won multiple contracts for projects in Trinidad and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM).The offshore services firm did not disclose the names of its clients.Skandi Neptune has been…

Solstad Offshore Bags Equinor Contract

Nov 07, 2019

Norwegian offshore support vessels (OSV) operator Solstad Offshore has entered into a new contract with the compatriot oil and gas company Equinor for the hire of anchor handling vessel (AHTS) Normand Ferking.The duration of the contract is 1 year firm…

Ulstein Pushes Offshore Wind Vessels Segment

Oct 31, 2019

Norway's Ulstein Group is aiming to become a leading player in the growing offshore wind industry designing and building vessels for some of the world’s toughest areas and demanding operations.'The knowledge of how to integrate technical, operational…

New 3D Geophysical Survey Vessel Named

Oct 30, 2019

On September 29, a delivery ceremony for a new 3D geophysical seismic survey vessel was held at the port of Tokyo and attended by NYK chairman Tadaki Naito.The new vessel, Tansa, will be operated by Ocean Geo-Frontier Co. Ltd (OGF), a company jointly owned by NYK and others…

Norway Rejects Prosafe-Floatel Merger

Oct 29, 2019

The Norwegian Competition Authority has rejected the proposed merger between Scandinavian offshore accommodation/construction support providers Prosafe and Floatel.Oslo-listed accommodation services player Prosafe in a press release said that it will study the decision in detail…

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