Deep Sea Supply ASA has been awarded medium term charter contracts for two of its AHTS vessels the Sea Lynx and the Amadon Tide in North Sea and West Africa. Total value of contracts is $13m The company will transfer the vessel McNee Tide (and rename the vessel Sea Wolf) from West Africa
to the currently very strong North Sea spot
The vessel Sea Lynx
, operating in the North Sea, has been awarded a 2 well option 1 well contract to Island Oil & Gas Ltd. offshore Ireland. Expected duration is 60 - 90 days.
Amadon Tide (to be renamed Sea Bear), operating in West Africa has been awarded a contract to Adoon Pte. Ltd. in Nigeria from 1st May 2006 with expected duration 67-95 days. Thereafter, the vessel is fixed to Devon Energy in Equatorial Guinea for a firm 120 days with an option for further 100 days.
Total value of the above contracts including optional periods is approximately $13 mill.
Due to the higher term coverage and very strong spot market in Northern Europe, DESS has decided to transfer the vessel McNee Tide (to be renamed Sea Wolf), currently operating in West Africa, to the North Sea. After the mobilization and completion of an overhaul and upgrading program, the vessel should be available for the North Sea spot market around 1st June 2006.