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Viking Supply Ships Sell PSV 'SBS Cirrus'

A Viking PSV: Photo courtesy of Viking

Rederi AB TransAtlantic subsidiary Viking Supply Ships says it has sold the 1985 built platform supply vessel SBS Cirrus. The vessel has been delivered to its new owners, and the sale of the vessel will have a positive impact of NOK 0.8 million on the third quarter results. After the sale of SBS Cirrus, Viking Supply Ships’ fleet now consists of eight anchor handling tug supply vessels and five platform supply vessels. Rederi AB TransAtlantic is a leading Swedish shipping company with headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden and additional offices in Europe. The company is organized into two business areas: TransAtlantic and Viking Supply Ships. The company has about 780 employees and the turnover in 2013 was MSEK 2 925. The TransAtlantic business area consists of three divisions: Container, RoRo and Bulk.

Aker Yards to Build PSV for Island Offshore

Aker Yards has signed a contract with Island Offshore VIII KS, a company within the Island Offshore Group in Ulsteinvik, Norway, to deliver a UT 755 LN platform supply vessel. The value of the contract is approximately NOK 150 million. This is the 18th contract between the shipowner, Island Offshore in Ulsteinvik and Aker Yards. The hull for the platform supply vessel will be built in Romania and the vessel will be outfitted in Brevik. Delivery is scheduled for primo November 2007.

Trico Marine to Acquire Two Large North Sea Platform Supply Vessels

Trico Marine Services, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire two 279-ft. (85 m) platform supply vessels for a cost of approximately $4.4 million. The two state-of-the-art, UT 745 design vessels are currently under construction in Norway and are slated for delivery in April and August 2002. Payment terms for each of the vessels call for payments equal to 20 percent during construction and 80 percent upon delivery.

Farstad Gets Contract for Platform Supply Vessel

P/R International Offshore Services ANS (IOS), a company owned 50 percent by Farstad Shipping ASA and 50 percent by P&O, Australia, has signed a contract with Brevik Construction AS for delivery of a platform supply vessel in September 2003. The vessel is of design UT 755L. Presently IOS operates 15 vessels and has 3 vessels on order for delivery in 2003.

News: VT Halter Delivers First-of-Series OSV for Seacor

VT Halter Marine Inc. delivered its first vessel in 2004, the Seacor Pride. The 220- x 46- x 17-ft. Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) is classed DPS-1 and can carry 5,100 barrels of liquid mud, 6,740 cu. ft. of dry bulk along with fuel oil and fresh water. Constructed at VT Halter Marine's HMP (Halter Moss Point) Operations, Seacor Pride is a high capacity supply vessel with a pair of Caterpillar 3516 main engines and a Caterpillar 3508 driving a 1,000 hp bowthruster.

COSCO Guandong Shipyard to Construct PSVs

Guandong China shipyard: Photo COSCO

COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited informs that its subsidiary COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard has had contract options taken up for the construction of 4 Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs). The new vessels are scheduled for delivery from 2Q 2016 to 1Q 2017, and the shipowner has also secured options for two additional platform supply vessels of this type. The contracts for the PSVs have a total value of approximately US$ 120-million

Deep Sea Supply Vessel to be Delivered in 2007

Deep Sea Supply PLC has through its subsidiary DESS Cyprus Limited entered into an agreement with Java Marine Lines Pte Ltd. for a 1 year firm bareboat charter of a 10.800 BHP Anchor Handling Tugs Supply vessel. The vessel is to be commissioned and delivered by Jaya Shipbuilding & Engineering Pte. Ltd. in Singapore in September/October 2007. Deep Sea Supply PLC has secured a purchase option at the end of the 1 year BB charter

Austal’s Deliveries From New Yard Ahead of Schedule

Two 150ft. Crew / Supply vessels, Anapaula and Veronica, have been completed and handed over by Austal USA to owners Otto Candies LLC ahead of the contracted delivery date and by the end of January 2002 had already reached Del Carmen in Mexico where they will be based. Not only were these vessels built in record time, but also exceeded contract speed targets in official sea trials. These were the first two vessels delivered from the new

Bourbon Contract, 13 Vessels for Petrobras

Bourbon Offshore Maritima, formerly Delba Maritima Navegação, the Bourbon subsidiary in Brazil, signed contracts with Petrobras for 13 new vessels. The contracts cover: - One Bourbon Liberty 200, an 80-tonne traction AHTS (Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel), for three years from May 2010; - Seven Bourbon Liberty 100, a PSV (Platform Supply Vessel), for four years. These vessels will be put into service between June and October 2010;

Raytheon Anschütz Wins IBS Contracts

Artist Impression of a Raytheon Anschütz integrated bridge system

The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz reported a number of contract awards for the delivery of integrated bridge systems to newbuilt vessels for offshore operations. Raytheon Anschütz Singapore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Anschütz, will deliver the bridge navigation system and communication systems to a 4,500 dwt Platfrom Supply Vessel built at Keppel Singmarine Brasil shipyard

Two Fast Supply Vessels Launched in Brazil

Photo: Incat Crowther

  Two new UT4000 Monohull Fast Supply Vessels designed by Incat Crowther and built by ETP Engenharia Ltda have been launched. The new vessels, Baru Providencia and Baru Antares, are the third and fourth in a 12 vessel series, following on from Baru Gorgona and Baru Macura.  

Nordic American Tankers Ups Nordic American Offshore Stake

Image by Nordic American Offshore Limited

Nordic American Tankers (NAT) has increased its shareholding in Nordic American Offshore (NAO) in an effort to shore up investor confidence in the latter.   NAT bought 1,521,300 shares increasing its stake to 6,018,280 shares — 26.5% of NAO’s total shares for $9.5m, or $6

IMCA Report Covers Mini RadaScan System for DP Ops

Richard Benzie (Photo: IMCA)

Reliable and robust methods of positioning are required for safe vessel operations at offshore installations. The development of dynamic positioning (DP) systems has been gradual over the past 50 years and today, various manufacturers’ systems are available around the world

Two New Crewboats for ISS

Photo: ISS

Maritime and logistics service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has expanded its launch fleet with two more fast crewboats, bringing its total fleet size to 18 vessels. The two newbuild 42-meter vessels have been added in response to a growing demand in the oil and gas sector for

Swire Pacific Acquires Fourth PSV

Swire Pacific Offshore Operations

  Shipowner and operator, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (SPO) celebrated the delivery of its latest Platform Supply Vessel (PSV), Pacific Grackle on Thursday, 17 September 2015 in Japan. The G Class series is the latest addition to SPO’s fleet and is specially

Alfa Laval PureBallast Suited for Smaller Vessels

Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval PureBallast is now available to significantly smaller vessels. Alfa Laval’s ballast water treatment technology, which was submitted for USCG approval in March 2015, can now be used in systems for flows of 87 cubic meters per hour.

VARD Secures PSV Charter from DOF

Photo: VARD

Vard Holdings Limited announced it has secured a bareboat charter contract for the first of two vessels whose original shipbuilding contracts were terminated earlier during the year. The vessel, a platform supply vessel (PSV) of VARD 1 08 design

Second Damen PSV for Promar

Photo courtesy of Promar

Press release - In January 2014, an order was placed with Damen Shipyards Group for two Platform Supply Vessels (PSV). The first vessel, Mamola Reliance, was delivered in February 2015 and is currently in service, managed by PROMAR, in the West African market

RigNet Partners Inmarsat to Offer Fleet Xpress

Mark Slaughter, RigNet’s CEO and President Courtesy Linked in

  RigNet, Inc., a global provider of remote managed offshore communications solutions, telecoms systems integration services and collaborative applications to the oil and gas industry, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Inmarsat to offer Fleet Xpress

Vroon Laying up 12 OSVs

Image: Vroon Offshore Services

 The Netherlands-based Vroon Offshore Services has decided to pull 12 offshore-support vessels out of operation, saying the move is a “direct result of the ongoing slump in offshore oil and gas activities”.   This consequently means it will also reduce the number of onboard

New Insulation Range for Marine and Offshore


ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation has introduced a range of lightweight stone wool fire boards suitable for maritime and offshore applications. This product range, new generation SeaRox FB 6000, has been tested and approved for main A-class rated steel constructions especially targeting passenger ships

GCSG Delivers Harvey Power

Harvey Power, the second LNG vessel operating in the United States

  Gulf Coast Shipyard Group (GCSG) has delivered Harvey Power, the second LNG vessel operating in the United States—for Shell Upstream America’s deep water operations in the Gulf of Mexico—is fully in service. She is the second of six LNG OSVs being built for Harvey Gulf

DryShips Buys Nautilus Stake, Adds Six OSVs

Photo by DryShips Inc

 Greek ship owner DryShips plans to add six support vessels to its fleet by acquiring a large stake in Nautilus Offshore Services.    Dry bulk shipowner DryShips has entered into an agreement to acquire approximately 98% of Nautilus OffShore Services Inc

Wärtsilä Ship Design for Offshore Wind Farm Service Vessels

Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the ship design for the ‘Vestland Cygnus’, a Platform Supply Vessel

  Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the ship design for the ‘Vestland Cygnus’, a Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) owned by Norway based Norside AS that is to be converted to serve as an offshore wind farm service vessel

LNG Fuel: The Gamechanger that Cannot be Ignored

Angus Campbell

The move to LNG as a fuel is a game changer which cannot be ignored, said Angus Campbell, Managing Director of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement UK, (BSM), speaking at Gastech in Singapore today. “Independent industry predictions indicate that the use of LNG as a bunker fuel offers

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