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Offshore Drilling Firm Awilco Drilling Goes Rigless with WilHunter Semi-sub Sale Wrap

Jun 22, 2022

Offshore drilling company Awilco Drilling has completed the sale of the 1983-built semi-submersible drilling rig for recycling, meaning the company no longer owns any drilling rigs.The WilHunter, built in 1983 by Daewoo and upgraded in 1999 and 2011, has been out of work for years. Before the sale, the rig had been cold stacked in Invergordon, Scotland, since 2016, without employment prospects. According to available info…

Liberty to Use Peterson's Great Yarmouth Yard for Decommissioning of Offshore Facilities

Jun 27, 2022

Peterson and Liberty Industrial (Liberty) have entered a strategic alliance that will allow Liberty exclusive use of the Peterson Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour yard facility in the UK.The yard will be used to decommission offshore topsides, jackets…

Maersk Supply Service to Recycle Three Laid-up OSVs

May 10, 2022

Danish offshore vessel owner Maersk Supply Service has decided to recycle three of its older vessels that have been laid up in Fredericia, Denmark.The three vessels, Maersk Helper anchor handler, and Maersk Attender and Maersk Winner subsea support vessels…

BW Offshore Says Fatal Incident in Indian Yard Not Related to Its FPSOs

Apr 27, 2022

Oslo-listed FPSO leasing company BW Offshore said Wednesday a fatal incident had occurred in the Priya Blue shipyard in India, but that it was not related to ongoing recycling of former BW Offshore FPSOs at the yard.BW Offshore said in February…

Shearwater Sells Seismic Vessel Quartet for Recycling

Mar 02, 2022

Offshore seismic services company Shearwater GeoServices said Tuesday it was divesting the four seismic survey vessels Polar Marquis, Oceanic Challenger, SW Emerald, and SW Eagle for recycling as part of its fleet renewal strategy.The first two vessels…

Ship Recycling: Ship Scrap Prices Soar to Nearly $500/ton During the Pandemic

Apr 15, 2021

Dr. Anil Sharma is a wealth of knowledge on ship scrapping, having started GMS 25 years ago, getting into the business of buying and disposing of old U.S. MarAd and Russian navy ships as a sideline while teaching as a college professor in Maryland…

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