Recent sales and purchase activityNews // February 15, 2002
However, the second hand market is not so active at present.Augusta Offshore has placed an order with ISA Production Italy for a newbuilding AHTS with 120 tonnes bollard pull for delivery late 2002.
Waveney Shipping has ordered a UT755L at Brattvaag Skipsverft AS with delivery April 2003. The building cost is circa NOK 130,000,000.
Surf has placed an order with Orskov in Denmark for the construction of a UT755L with delivery scheduled November 2002.
Rimorchiatori Riuniti (Finarge) has placed an order with Havyard Norway for a Moss 424 AHTS. The vessel will have 15,000BHP - 180 tonnes Bollard pull and DP1. Delivery is scheduled for early 2003.
BUE Marine have placed an order for large icebreaking AHTS against a ten year contract with Agip KCO for work in the Caspian Sea. The vessel which will be built at Ulstein Verft is scheduled for delivery in November.
DOF-Solstad JV in Brazil has ordered at UT755L PSV from Estaleiro Promar Rio for delivery in 2003. The building cost is reported to be $16 million.
On the secondhand market, as previously reported in Offshore Shipping Online, Torch has purchased the Smit Express for a reported $9,750,000, with delivery scheduled for spring 2002.
Tidewater has bought another newbuilding UT755 vessel from Norway.
The AHTS Anglian Earl (built 1977 - 5750bhp) has been purchased by West African buyers on private terms. The original asking price was in excess of $1,500,000.