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Hornbeck Offshore Services to Complete Ultra-High-Spec MPSVs After Legal Settlement

Oct 10, 2023

U.S.-based offshore vessel operator Hornbeck Offshore Services confirmed Monday it had reached a final settlement agreement with the surety (the “Surety”) for two Multi-Purpose Support Vessels (MPSVs) that had been under construction at Gulf Island Shipyards.Gulf Island Shipyards (GIS) sued Hornbeck Offshore in 2018 over what it said was the wrongful termination of two shipyard construction contracts…

Standard Supply to Sell PSV Trio for $72.2M

Nov 20, 2023

Oslo-listed Standard Supply has recently agreed to sell three large platform supply vessels, Standard Viking, Standard Supplier, and Standard Defender, for a gross of $72.2 million.Adjusting for ownership, proceeds to Standard Supply will be $69…

Havila Shipping Sells Three Offshore Vessels to Repay Debt

Oct 30, 2023

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Havila Shipping said Monday it had sold three vessels following demands from lenders.Havila Shipping said that, under its restructuring agreement, it had sold the platform supply vessel Havila Commander and the AHTS vessels Havila Jupiter and Havila Venus…

UK Offshore Vessel Owner Welcomes Sustainable Shipping Specialist

Oct 12, 2023

North Star, a UK-based offshore vessel owner, with a growing fleet of offshore wind support vessels, has hired sustainable shipping specialist Dr Tamara Topić to lead on the implementation of its environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) strategy…

MOL and MOLMEC to Launch DP System Simulator Training Program for Offshore Wind Crews

Oct 11, 2023

Japanese companies Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and MOL Marine & Engineering Co. (MOLMEC) said Wednesday they would launch a training program using the Dynamic Positioning (DP) System simulator, targeting crewmembers of self-elevating platform (SEP) vessels and service operation vessels (SOVs)…

Vard Accommodation Changes Name. Wins Service Operation Vessel HVAC-R Contract

Oct 11, 2023

Vard Accommodation said Wednesday it had changed its name to Vard Interiors. The company also said it had secured a new contract with Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding.'Vard Accommodation is changing its name to Vard Interiors to show more clearly the full range of products within the company…

Incat Crowther to Design 60-Meter FSIVs

Oct 09, 2023

Incat Crowther has been commissioned by Singaporean shipbuilder Lita Ocean to design three new ABS-Classed monohull fast support intervention vessels (FSIVs) for Zamil Offshore. The new 60-metre FSIVs will assist Zamil Offshore with the efficient and safe transport of cargo…

IWS Fleet Strikes Deal to Put Off Yard Payments for Offshore Wind Service Vessels

Sep 29, 2023

Integrated Wind Solutions' subsidiary, IWS Fleet AS, has agreed with the shipyard China Merchants Industry Holdings to postpone equity yard installments of a total of 36 million euros on IWS Seawalker, IWS Starwalker, IWS Moonwalker, and IWS Sunwalker offshore wind service vessels up to one year…

Vroon Offloads 30 Offshore Service Vessels to Britoil

Sep 29, 2023

Britoil Offshore Services said this week it had acquired 30 offshore service vessels and supporting offices in Singapore from Dutch shipping firm Vroon.'The acquisition will see an expansion of Britoil’s operating footprint into the Mediterranean…

GEOS to Sell VOS Sugar Offshore Vessel at 'Substantial Profit'

Sep 27, 2023

The Norwegian offshore vessel owner Golden Energy Offshore Services AS (“GEOS”) said Wednedsay it had entered into a memorandum of agreement (the “MoA”) with an undisclosed buyer for the sale of the subsea support vessel VOS Sugar.The VOS Sugar…

Red Rock Installs 40T AHC Offshore Crane on Astro Aquila Vessel

Aug 17, 2023

Norwegian offshore crane supplier Red Rock said Wednesday it had successfully commissioned a 'highly advanced' 40T AHC Offshore Crane on an offshore vessel for a client in UAE. 'Overload test and functional tests were done with client and Class Society present…

GEOS Secures Two-month Contract Extension for PSV in Norway

Aug 03, 2023

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Golden Energy Offshore Services AS (GEOS) has secured a contract extension with Repsol for its Energy Swan platform supply vessel in Norway.The contract is a direct continuation of the current charter contract from 2021…

Schottel to Provide Full Propulsion Packages for Edda Wind's New CSOVs

Jul 25, 2023

Marine propulsion specialist Schottel will equip four Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) being built by the Norwegian VARD Group with full propulsion packages.The package per vessel consists of two SCHOTTEL Dynamic RudderPropellers type SRP 460 D…

Havila Shipping Secures Bareboat Charter Extension for Offshore Vessel in Brazil

Jul 14, 2023

Norwegian offshore support vessel operator Havila Shipping has secured a bareboat charter extension for its Havila Harmony vessel.Brazil's offshore service firm OceanPact has declared the option for one-year extension of the bareboat agreement on the Havila Harmony…

Equinor Books Solstad's Battery-hybrid PSV Duo

Dec 08, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad Offshore's Normand Naley and Sea Frost platform supply vessels have been awarded five-year contracts by Equinor in the UK.Both contracts, of an undisclosed value, will be in effect for five years, starting in January 2023…

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