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Vessel Strikes Statfjord A, Staff Evacuated

Jun 07, 2019

Oil workers have been evacuated from the Statfjord A platform in the North Sea after it was struck by a platform supply vessel (PSV), Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor said on Friday.The platform was not producing when it was struck by the…

DNV GL, Kongsberg and Subsea 7 Finish Remote DP Pilot

Jun 06, 2019

Partners DNV GL, Kongsberg Maritime and Subsea 7 have concluded the pilot testing of Kongsberg Maritime’s (KM) DP Digital Survey (KMDS) application on board the Subsea 7 vessel Seven Kestrel.The pilot tested the use of a remote digital verification…

BMT Scores US Offshore Wind Contract

Jun 06, 2019

BMT said on Thursday it has been awarded a contract to design two crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to be deployed for Windserve Marine to service Ørsted’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project in the US.BMT has designed the new 20-meter CTV specifically for East Coast conditions with maneuverability…

Heavy Lift Jack-up Apollo Refit Completed

Jun 05, 2019

DEME Offshore’s newest heavy-lift jack-up Apollo has recently completed a one-month conversion project at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) that included the installation of a moon pool on the main deck.According to DSDu, the technical demands…

Bourbon's Creditors Seal Restructuring Deal

Jun 05, 2019

The creditors of indebted French marine services company Bourbon reached a restructuring deal that would give them control of the company, protect jobs and draw new liquidity.Bourbon has been hurt by market overcapacity and a fall in spending on services by upstream oil and gas companies…

Ziton Charters New O&M Vessel

Jun 04, 2019

Danish company Ziton has added Vroon jack-up MPI Enterprise to its fleet under a bareboat charter agreement.The vessel has been chartered on a bareboat agreement with Vroon as of 28 May 2019 until 31 March 2021. Ziton will then have the option to acquire the vessel…

Ampelmann Scores W2W Contract in Norway

Jun 03, 2019

Dutch offshore service provider Ampelmann said it has secured a contract with DeepOcean to support the hook-up and commissioning of the Valhall Flank West (VFW) project, operated by Aker BP.An E-type system will support the Normand Jarstein…

Petrobras Charters Safe Eurus

May 29, 2019

Olso listed semi-submersible accommodation vessels operator Prosafe said it has signed a contract with Petrobras for the provision of the Safe Eurus semi-submersible vessel for safety and maintenance support offshore Brazil.The three-year firm…

Edda Accommodation CEO Retires

May 29, 2019

Edda Accommodation, a specialized provider of offshore accommodation service vessels, has announced that Johan Rokstad retired as CEO.The managing director role of Edda Accommodation is now transferred to Kenneth Walland, CEO of Østensjø Rederi…

Huge Semisub Crane Vessel gets AIP

May 28, 2019

China Merchants Offshore Technology Research Center (CM-OTRC), the R&D center for China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMI) of Shenzhen, China, have completed the basic design of the OOS Zeelandia a new semisubmersible crane vessel (SSCV) that…

Acta Marine Names Third Walk to Work CSV

May 24, 2019

Acta Marine has held a naming ceremony for its latest walk-to-work construction support vessel Acta Centaurus in Den Helder, the Netherlands.Mrs. Marianne van Oord named the vessel Acta Centaurus. Centaurus being one of the stellar constellations in the northern hemisphere…

Solstad Sells PSV

May 24, 2019

Farstad Shipping, a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian offshore supply vessel owner Solstad Offshore, has sold one of its platform supply vessels (PSV).According to a press release from the Norwegian offshore service and supply ship shipping company…

Some OSV Owners Feeling the Pain

May 23, 2019

While the offshore market is starting to show some positive signs, some vessel owners and operators in the sector continue to suffer.Utilization and rates for offshore supply vessels (OSV) have improved in 2019, particularly in the North Sea…

New Fast Crew Supplier for OCTOMAR

May 23, 2019

Independent Angolan diving services company OCTOMAR Serviços Marítimos Limitada has taken delivery of a new Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2206, its first vessel from the Damen Shipyards Group.The vessel was selected for its ability to undertake a variety of roles…

Heerema Unveils World's Largest Offshore Crane Vessel

May 23, 2019

Dutch firm Heerema Marine Contractors and Singapore's Sembcorp Marine, on Thursday, showed off the world's largest crane vessel that can be used for the setup and decommissioning of offshore oil and gas facilities.The semi-submersible vessel…

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