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OSVs Finding Life Outside of Oil and Gas

Feb 14, 2020

Offshore vessels were designed and built to support the offshore oil and gas industry. Whether that’s platform supply vessels (PSVs) supplying offshore installations, anchor handlers (AHT/AHTS) moving mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) and other offshore structures…

BS Offshore SOV Readies for Sea Trials

Feb 11, 2020

A service operations vessel (SOV), owned and operated by Bernhard Schulte Offshore, is undergoing final tests at Ulstein Verft’s shipyard in Norway in preparation for sea trials.'The Yard number 315 newbuild at Ulstein Verft, the Windea TBN for Bernhard Schulte…

Solstad Reups, Expands Deal with Marlink

Jan 29, 2020

Norwegian offshore services and supply vessel company Solstad Offshore has renewed its connectivity contract with Marlink, committing 65 offshore vessels to Sealink, Marlink’s high-throughput Ku-band VSAT service. Solstad’s vessels will be provided…

VOS Sugar Supports Borssele OWP

Jan 28, 2020

Dutch shipping company Vroon said that its subsea-support vessel VOS Sugar has spent the winter months on charter to VLCV B.V. a joint venture between Van Leeuwen and C-Ventus.Since October 2019, VOS Sugar has acted as a floating base for the execution of VLCV’s work scope…

Fairfield Extends Solstad PSV Duo

Jan 08, 2020

UK-based Fairfield Betula Limited has extended two platform supply vessels with Solstad Offshore.The Norwegian offshore vessel owner said Wednesday that the extensions were agreed with Fairfield for the charters of the PSVs Far Symphony and Normand Aurora…

Sentinel Marine Expands Fleet

Jan 07, 2020

Offshore support vessel operator Sentinel Marine has introduced the newest fleet of emergency response and rescue vessels in the North Sea – and help clean up the offshore environment.All eight ships recently built to order by Sentinel Marine…

EMGS Vessel Utilization Up

Jan 06, 2020

Norwegian geophysical services company Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has seen an increase in vessel utilization for the fourth quarter 2019 at 80% compared with 32% for the fourth quarter in 2018.For the full year 2019, the vessel utilization was 59%…

Fugro Loses Arbitration Case

Jan 06, 2020

Dutch multinational Geo-data specialist Fugro announced that it has been disappointed in an arbitration case involving Tasik Toba Subsea in March 2019, of a long-term chartered DP3 diving support vessel, the Southern Star.An arbitration tribunal…

Gulf Marine Services Wins Two Contracts

Jan 05, 2020

Gulf Marine Services PLC,  the operator of self-propelled and self-elevating support vessels (SESVs) said it has been awarded two contracts, with secured utilization of its fleet for 2020 now exceeding the year before.The UAE-headquartered company…

ENA Shogun Signed On One-year Deal

Jan 03, 2020

Anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel ENA Shogun will commence a one-year project (+options to proceed further) with a Bruneian oil company, primarily supporting semi-submersible rigs in their fleet.VOS Singapore said it has secured a third…

Hornbeck Offshore Delisted from NYSE

Dec 27, 2019

Hornbeck Offshore Services announced its common stock has been delisted from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on December 20, 2019, and that the company began trading on the OTC Pink marketplace effective December 23, 2019.The NYSE announced…

OSVs: Rising Tide Won't Lift All Boats

Dec 23, 2019

The offshore supply vessel (OSV) industry has emerged from its 2017 trough, thanks in large part to a slight shrinkage of the active fleet, a string of debt restructurings, improved cost management, and an uptick in drilling activity in a few regions…

Bourbon Assets Taken Over by Creditor Banks

Dec 23, 2019

French marine services group Bourbon Corporation, which has been in a court restructuring process after its business was hit by volatile energy markets, said its assets would be taken over by its creditor banks.Bourbon said the Marseille commercial…

DEME Unveils First SOV for Offshore Wind

Dec 16, 2019

Belgium-based offshore wind installation specialist Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV (DEME) has started building its first service operation vessel (SOV), which will be chartered by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) for work at three Belgian offshore wind farms (OWF)…

Solstad PSV Duo Wins More Brazil Gig

Dec 08, 2019

Norwegian offshore service and supply ship shipping company Solstad Offshore has signed contract extensions for two platform supply vessels (PSVs) with Equinor in Brazil.The offshore vessel owner said in a press note that the contract extensions…

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