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New Contract in North America for ABS Nautical

Otto Candies LLC, a marine transportation and towing company based in Louisiana, has signed a contract with ABS Nautical Systems for its NS5 Enterprise software. Otto Candies is implementing the Maintenance & Repair module on 20 of its offshore supply and diving vessels. They will be replacing their existing in-house system as a way to improve audit efficiencies. The Maintenance & Repair module allows vessel owners and operators to easily identify ship maintenance trends and efficiently plan for future maintenance work.  


Bender Delivers Vessel to Otto Candies

M/V Juanita Candies was successfully delivered to Otto Candies, Inc. The vessel immediately departed Mobile en route to Fouchon, La. to go on long-term charter to Conoco in support of their deepwater drilling program. Both Agnes Candies and Juanita Candies have gone to work on high profile, deep water drilling projects, which is exactly the kind of work they were designed to perform. Feedback from the Candies operations people confirm the vessels are performing their mission well


Bender, Candies Sign Contract For OSV Trio

Bender Shipbuilding and Repair, and Otto Candies have executed a contract calling for the construction of three 240 x 54 x 20 ft. (73.1 x 16.4 x 6 m) Diesel Electric Variable Frequency Drive Offshore Supply Vessels (OSVs). The contact is the continuation of the orders previously received from Otto Candies and the resultant construction of five OSVs and three 10,000 hp Anchor Handling Tugs. Bender designed and implemented state-of-the-art characteristics for the vessels


Feature: Dutch Treat

By Larry Pearson For many years Houma Fabricators, Houma, La. built passenger boats, offshore boats and other steel hulled vessels much like a dozen other shipyards in the Gulf south. In the mid-90's they built several large gaming boats for Iowa entrepreneur Bob Kehl. If you hadn't stopped by Houma Fabricators for the past two years, today you would not recognize the place. Purchased by Shipyard De Hoop of the Netherlands in 2001


Phoenix Announces Term Charter Agreement

Phoenix International, Inc., (Phoenix) announced today that it has signed a term charter agreement for the M/V ANNE CANDIES. The agreement includes options until August 2012. The M/V ANNE CANDIES is mobilized with a new, state-of-the-art Schilling Ultra Heavy Duty (UHD) intelligent Work Remotely Operated Vehicle (iWROV), and expands Phoenix’s subsea support capabilities to include infield development. The vessel is currently configured for deepwater inspection


Oceaneering Announces Vessel Charter

Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE:OII) has announced that it has entered into a five-year charter for use of the Cade Candies, a multi-service subsea support vessel owned by Otto Candies LLC.  The charter is expected to commence during the second quarter of 2013.   This state-of-the-art, U.S. flagged vessel was built in 2010.  It has an overall length of approximately 309 feet (94 meters), a Class 2 dynamic positioning system, accommodations for 69 personnel


OMSA Officials Testify At TWIC Hearing

The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program is overly complex and could create the same delays for the maritime industry that recent changes in passport rules caused for American travelers, according to testimony by Offshore Marine Service Association Vice Chairman Otto Candies, III. Candies’ delivered his comments at a July 12 Congressional hearing. The hearing was held by the Coast Guard and Marine Transportation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and


Oceaneering Charters, Renames Offshore Vessel

Cade Candies: Photo credit Otto Candies

Oceaneering International charters multi-purpose subsea support vessel 'Cade Candies' for 5 years from Otto Candies LLC. This state-of-the-art, U.S. flagged vessel was built in 2010.  It has an overall length of approximately 309 feet (94 meters), a Class 2 dynamic positioning system, accommodations for 69 personnel, a helideck, a 150-ton active heave compensated crane, and a working moonpool. Oceaneering's current rolling, short-term charter contract on the Cade Candies


Otto Marine Settles Contract Dispute

A year after a shipbuilding contract dispute emerged between Otto Marine unit Otto Offshore and GC Rieber Shipping ASA, a settlement has been reached. Otto Marine announced that it has entered into a 'mutually beneficial global settlement' with GC Rieber, which includes settling the claims from last year and terminating the joint venture agreement for Polar Marine II Pte Ltd - the firm that is 49 per cent owned by Otto Marine and 51 per cent owned by GC Rieber.


DMT Inks Agreement for Agnes Candies

Deep Marine Technology, Inc. announces the signing of a long term lease agreement for the DP II Agnes Candies Dive Support Vessel. The Agnes Candies is 220-ft., U.S. Flagged vessel with: 40T Knuckle Boom Crane Brand New, State-of-the-Art 1000fsw 12 Man Saturation System with Hyperbaric Rescue Chamber Gas Mixing System Diver Reclaim 3 Man Bell Surface Dive Station Accommodations for 42 The Agnes Candies can be adopted for a large spectrum of work ranging from Repair and


Otto Marine Secures $404m Charter Contracts

Photo courtesy of Otto Marine

Otto Marine Limited, an offshore marine company which owns and operates a large fleet of offshore support vessels, shipyard and offers specialized offshore services, informed that the group has secured charter contracts worth approximately $404 million in the first half of 2014 (1H2014).


Otto Marine Send Two AHTS to GoM, One to W. Africa

AHTS Redfish 4: Image courtesy of Otto Marine

Offshore marine services firm Otto Marine informs it has obained a total of US$24.9 million in charter contracts for three offshore vessels – Redfish 4, Go Canopus and Go Altair. Details as follows: Redfish 4, an 8,000bhp Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel equipped with dynamic


Coast Guard Foundation Announces 2014 Board

Clockwise from top left: Judith Roos, Duncan Smith, Nicki Candies and Michael Carthew

The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced its 2014 board of trustees. Consisting of 117members, the Coast Guard Foundation Board of Trustees and Directors oversees management of the


Otto Marine Name Multi-Purpose OSV at Indonesia Shipyard

Norshore Atlantic: Image credit the owners

Singapore-based Otto Marine inform it has named the 'Norshore Atlantic' –  which it considers to be the first vessel of its kind to be constructed in Asia –  at its Batam Shipyard in Indonesia. The new offshore service vessel has been built to the MT6022XL Norwegian design


Otto Marine Fixes AHTS Long Term Charter

Image courtesy of Otto Marine

Singapore's Otto Marine says it has secured a long-term US$11.3-Million charter contract for its Anchor Handling Tug 'Go Emerald'. The owners inform that Go Emerald will be deployed for work on long term charter in West Australian waters for a renowned oil and gas player


Otto Marine Bags US$40-Million Offshore Vessel Charter

Go Pegasus: Image courtesy of Otto Marine

Singapore-based Otto Marine say they have secured a long-term charter contract for their AHTS 'Go Pegasus', which was recently deliverd from their own Indonesia shipyard in Batam, Indonesia. Go Pegasus will soon be mobilized and deployed to the North Sea where she will work for the summer season


Singapore's Otto Marine Charters Out PSV 'Sea Frost'

Platform Supply Vessel Sea Frost Image courtesy of Otto Marine

Otto Marine Limited confirm the time charter contract of their Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) - 'Sea Frost', for approximately US$8.0 million. Under the contract, which has recently commenced, Sea Frost has been contracted to support the Atwood Eagle rig located off the coast of Australia for a


Go Marine Group Sells 7 Offshore Support Vessels

Go Marine OSV: Photo courtesy of the owners

Singapore's Otto Marine Ltd. says that its 90% owned subsidiary, Go Marine Group Pty Ltd. has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to sell the 7 vessels concerned to RSOV Marine Pte Ltd for an aggregate sum of US$10 million. The vessels are named: GO 4 IT, GO Puriya, GO Shaula, Piparn, Yikara


Remembering an Industry Icon

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Paul B. Candies, Sr., 11/23/1940 – 7/21/2013 When Paul B. Candies passed away suddenly on July 21, 2013, the lifelong resident of Des Allemands, LA left behind a prolific, enormously accomplished family and one of the most well-respected marine services and vessel operations firms on the


Otto Marine Name AHTS, Sign Cement Carrier MOU

Go Phoenix: Photo credit Otto Marine

Singapore's Otto Marine celebrate the completion of another unit of one of the world’s largest and most complex AHTS from its Batam shipyard, and also announce they have signed a MOU for newbuilding and conversion of cement carrier vessels. AHTS newbuilding


Maritime Safety Awards Announced

Pictured Left to Right: Mike Lapeyrouse (AEU), Otto Candies, Jr. (Candies Shipbuilding), Perry Triche (US United Bulk Terminals), Coach Gene Stallings, Bill Hardy (Beacon Maritime), John Bullock (Willis of AL representing Signal International), Jimmy Burgin (AEU)

On July 29, 2013, The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU) presented the 2012 Safety Awards at the annual American Longshore Mutual Association (ALMA) Conference in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, where Coach Gene Stallings was the keynote speaker


Otto Marine Makes AHTS Sale, Re-charter Deal

Otto Marine OSVs: Photo courtesy of Otto Marine

Singapore's Otto Marine Ltd. has sold through one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, whose shipyard is located in Indonesia, the 2 Anchor Handling Towage & Supply Vessels (AHTS) to a third party buyer for re-chartering. The aggregrate price of the two AHTS was US$ 170-million.


Otto Marine Sell ROV Support Ship

ROV Support v/l Otto Marine 3: Photo courtesy of Otto Marnie

The company's subsidiary Otto Shipyard has sold  ROV  Support Vessel 'Otto Explorer 3' for US$50-million. The Board of Directors of Otto Marine Limited announce that the earlier proposed sale of the Multi-purpose Field Support and ROV Support Vessel, “Otto Explorer 3”


ROV Support Vessel Sold by Otto Marine

An Otto Marine Vessel: Photo courtesy of Otto Marine

Otto Marine's shipyard has sold the multi-purpose offshore support vessel 'Otto Explorer 3' to RY Offshore Ltd. for about US$ 50-million. Upon completion of the sale, the buyer will charter the vessel to the Ottto Marine Group subsidiary, Go Marine Group Pty Ltd


Restructuring Pays Off: Indonesian Shipyard Wins Orders

Singapore-based Otto Marine contracted to fabricate 4 pre-erected columns & pontoon blocks worth S$6.3-million. Otto Marine Limited, an offshore marine company which specialises in building complex offshore support vessels, ship chartering and offers ship repair and conversion and fabrication






 
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