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Shore Offshore Services Acquires Derrick Barge from TOPS

May 24, 2024

On May 21, 2024, Shore Offshore Services completed the acquisition of the derrick barge Swing Thompson from Turnkey Offshore Project Services (TOPS).The barge will be renamed Hulk and will maintain its Vanuatu flag while following ABS guidelines and working toward gaining OVID compliance. The asset will be capable of installation and decommissioning of offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico and internationally…

ABS to Class Edison Chouest's Offshore Wind Feeder Fleet

May 15, 2024

A new feeder fleet of two tugs and two barges dedicated to serving a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) from Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has been ordered by Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) to ABS class.The innovative system is designed to deliver components to the construction site…

BMS Unveils Pipe Mill Barge Concept Design

Nov 17, 2023

Covington, La. based marine engineering and services firm Baker Marine Solutions (BMS) has unveiled a new pipe mill barge concept design targeting uptake in the U.S. offshore wind industry.BMS describes its new 1888 Mobile Pipe Mill Barge concept…

Failure to Maintain Crane Barge Led to $6 Million Loss

Sep 08, 2023

A barge owner’s lack of inspection and maintenance led to the capsizing and sinking of a crane barge last year in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.The crane barge Ambition was being towed when it capsized and sank on June 15…

Crewmember Medevaced from Pipelay Barge in US Gulf

Apr 18, 2023

An ailing crewmember was medevaced from an offshore pipelay barge in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.The Coast Guard said its watchstanders at Sector Houston-Galveston received a medevac request relay from Coast Guard District Eight at 6:45 a…

Houlder, Blue Sea Power Developing Floating LNG-to-power Barges for Greek Islands

Jan 17, 2023

Houlder, the design and engineering consultancy, is collaborating with Blue Sea Power, an integrated energy solution provider as a gas-to-power company based in Athens, to develop three innovative floating LNG-to-power barges (FSRPs).According to the partners…

ADNOC Fleet Rises to over 300 with ZMI Buy

Jul 28, 2022

The shipping and maritime logistics arm of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is acquiring Zakher Marine International (ZMI), adding 24 jack-up barges and 38 offshore support vessels to its fleet. ZMI is an Abu Dhabi-based owner and operator of offshore support vessels…

Ailing Crewman Medevaced from Accommodation Barge off Puerto Rico

Jun 29, 2021

An ailing crewmember was medevaced from a 400-foot accommodation barge Monday, approximately 140 nautical miles south of Ponce, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Coast Guard said.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a call from the DB Superior…

Jack-Up Barge Solutions Target Offshore Efficiency

Oct 06, 2020

Dutch offshore self-elevating platform and services provider Jack-Up Barge BV believes innovative and cost-efficient solutions are needed now more than ever across the offshore oil and gas and renewables businesses.The current market faces challenges…

GMS Wins Jack-up Contract

Nov 05, 2019

Gulf Marine Services (GMS), a provider of self-propelled jackup barges, said it has been awarded a four-year contract for a K-Class small vessel, from an unnamed Middle East national oil company.The world's leading provider of advanced self…

Morrison Acquires Pipelay and Diving Fleet

Mar 08, 2019

The provider of  comprehensive services to oil and maritime companies,  Chet Morrison Contractors (Morrison) has acquired two pipelay/construction barges and a saturation diving system from an undisclosed seller in a move to double the size of its pipelay barge fleet…

Tango FLNG En Route to Argentina

Dec 27, 2018

Belgium based EXMAR announced Thursday that its floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has left China for a 45-day voyage to the destination of its liquefaction operations at the Port of Bahia Blanca in Argentina.The barge-based Tango…

Keppel to Upgrade KrisEnergy Production Barge

Nov 09, 2018

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine said its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard has secured a contract worth about S$30 million (US$21.8 million) for the modification and upgrading of a production barge for SJ Production Barge Ltd, a wholly…

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