Offshore Vessels News


Curlew FPSO Arrives in Dundee for Cleaning Ahead of Scrapping

Jun 25, 2019

Shell's Curlew floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) arrived in Dundee, Scotland on Saturday for cleaning and waste disposal in preparation for full decommissioning.The work will be undertaken in the Port of Dundee by Augean North Sea Services (ANSS)…

New Cable Layer to Feature Seawater Cooling

Jun 25, 2019

Norwegian VARD will incorporate a hull-integrated seawater cooling system for a cable laying vessel the shipbuilder is designing and constructing for energy and telecom cable systems firm Prysmian Group.Ålesund-based Hydroniq Coolers – formerly…

Damen Building an FCS 7011 in Antalya

Jun 24, 2019

Two and a half years on from the genesis of the FCS 7011 concept in response to extensive feedback from the offshore energy sector, the build of the first of this design has begun at Damen Shipyards Antalya, Turkey. The milestone was marked by a traditional keel-laying ceremony held at the yard…

​Sverre Farstad Picks Up Blue King PSV

Jun 21, 2019

The new ship owning company Sverre Farstad & Co has taken ownership of a 2016-built platform supply vessel (PSV), marking a return for the Farstad name in the Norwegian offshore sector.Farstad was one of the parties behind the June 2017 three-way merger of Norwegian ship owners Solstad Offshore…

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…

Wight Shipyard Breaks Into Offshore Wind

Jun 19, 2019

A UK shipbuilder known for building high-speed ferries aims to enter the offshore wind market with a new line of wind farm support vessels (WFSV).Wight Shipyard Co (WSC) said its Vortisea brand of vessels, designed in collaboration with Australian naval architect Incat Crowther…

Bourbon BoD to Analyze Restructuring Proposals

Jun 19, 2019

Following the submission of financial restructuring proposals subject to conditions precedent, the Board of Directors of BOURBON Corporation reviewed today the two proposals which are considered relevant to the interests of the group, its employees…

Apache Extends ESVAGT Charter

Jun 18, 2019

Apache North Sea has extended its contract with Danish based ESVAGT for the Esvagt Observer, a standby vessel which has been servicing the Beryl field, 335 kilometers northeast of Aberdeen, since 2004. The latest contract extension is for four years…

Harvey Gulf Wins Work in Nigeria

Jun 18, 2019

US based Harvey Gulf announced on Tuesday that it has signed a pair of one-year charters in Nigeria, for the placement of two US-flag 3250DWT DPS-2 platform supply vessels (PSV). Both PSVs are capable of working in shallow water ports with 4…

Turkey to Launch Second Cyprus Drill Ship

Jun 18, 2019

Turkey will launch a second drilling vessel on Thursday that will begin natural gas operations near Cyprus at the beginning of July, Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez was quoted as saying on Tuesday.Turkey and the internationally recognized…

Atlantic Towing Buys Norwegian-built PSV

Jun 17, 2019

Canadian-based Atlantic Towing Limited said it has entered into a contract with Norwegian builder Havyard Ship Technology for the purchase of a Havyard 833 WE platform supply vessel (PSV), the Atlantic Harrier, for delivery in April 2020.Designed and built by Havyard Ship Technology…

Harvey Gulf Scouting Merger Opportunities

Jun 16, 2019

In both 2018 and the start of 2019, Harvey Gulf made no secret that they were exploring possible merger and acquisition opportunities. Their first major play was a merger proposal with fellow US owner GulfMark, who at the time was in discussions to merge with US OSV behemoth Tidewater…

CGG, Shearwater Partner

Jun 14, 2019

Marine geoscience companies CGG and Shearwater GeoServices earlier this month signed a binding term-sheet for a strategic partnership for marine seismic acquisition services and creation of a new streamer technology company.Under the agreement…

Turning Tide for OSV Operators

Jun 13, 2019

After a tough handful of years with an oversupplied offshore supply vessel (OSV) market, OSV companies may be finding the tide is finally turning.At the peak of the last upturn, OSV companies were ordering newbuilds to meet projected demand…

HST Orders Fourth Damen Fast Crew Supplier

Jun 11, 2019

High Speed Transfers (HST), a recent new entry into the crew transfer sector, has placed its fourth order for a Damen next-generation Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710, to be named HST Euan.The order for is the result of a long-term contract won from a client operating out of Belgium…

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