Offshore Vessels News


Edda Accommodation CEO Retires

May 29, 2019

Edda Accommodation, a specialized provider of offshore accommodation service vessels, has announced that Johan Rokstad retired as CEO.The managing director role of Edda Accommodation is now transferred to Kenneth Walland, CEO of Østensjø Rederi…

Huge Semisub Crane Vessel gets AIP

May 28, 2019

China Merchants Offshore Technology Research Center (CM-OTRC), the R&D center for China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMI) of Shenzhen, China, have completed the basic design of the OOS Zeelandia a new semisubmersible crane vessel (SSCV) that…

Acta Marine Names Third Walk to Work CSV

May 24, 2019

Acta Marine has held a naming ceremony for its latest walk-to-work construction support vessel Acta Centaurus in Den Helder, the Netherlands.Mrs. Marianne van Oord named the vessel Acta Centaurus. Centaurus being one of the stellar constellations in the northern hemisphere…

Solstad Sells PSV

May 24, 2019

Farstad Shipping, a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian offshore supply vessel owner Solstad Offshore, has sold one of its platform supply vessels (PSV).According to a press release from the Norwegian offshore service and supply ship shipping company…

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…

Heerema Unveils World's Largest Offshore Crane Vessel

May 23, 2019

Dutch firm Heerema Marine Contractors and Singapore's Sembcorp Marine, on Thursday, showed off the world's largest crane vessel that can be used for the setup and decommissioning of offshore oil and gas facilities.The semi-submersible vessel…

DOF Scores Brazil Contracts

May 22, 2019

The DOF Group announced on Wednesday it has been awarded several contracts for its fleet in Brazil commencing during the next months.Norskan Offshore has been awarded a contract from Total in Brazil for the anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS) Skandi Rio…

BMT Unveils New Vessel Designs

May 21, 2019

BMT has introduced two vessel designs aimed at Taiwanese offshore wind operations.In March, BMT's Specialized Ship Design division attended an official keel laying ceremony for its new 36-meter service accommodation transfer vessel (SATV). BMT…

FLNG Satu Achieves First LNG at Kebabangan

May 21, 2019

Petronas has produced its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) from a floating LNG (FLNG) facility at the Kebabangan cluster field, 90 kilometers offshore the eastern state of Sabah, the Malaysian state-owned oil company announced on Tuesday.First…

Interview: Aaron Smith, President & CEO, OMSA

May 21, 2019

Aaron C. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA), weighs in on top issues facing the U.S. offshore marine transportation service industry, including the Jones Act, liquefied natural gas…

Solstad Tallies PSV Contracts

May 20, 2019

Equinor UK Limited has declared one-year options on two Solstad Offshore ASA platform supply vessel (PSV) contracts.The Sea Frost and Sea Falcon (both 2013, PX105 Design) will now be on contract until July 2020 and November 2020 respectively…

Partners Set Out to Cut Offshore Emissions

May 20, 2019

Norwegian partners Kongsberg Maritime, DOF, SINTEF Ocean and NORCE have set out to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for complex offshore operations, while streamlining fleet-wide maintenance.Enabled through sponsorship and support from Innovation Norway…

Horizon Maritime Sets Up Norwegian Arm

May 15, 2019

Canadian based Horizon Maritime announced it has taken delivery of the newly rebranded support vessel Horizon Arctic, paving way for the establishment of its new Norwegian operation.The former Bourbon Arctic, now sailing under the name Horizon Arctic…

Four Rever Vessels Secure North Sea Jobs

May 14, 2019

Rever Offshore, formerly known as Bibby Offshore, announced the deployment of all four of the company’s vessels since the start of April, 2019 in the North Sea.The subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry said the Rever fleet, which…

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