Offshore Shipping Online A publication for the offshore shipping industry published by Clarkons since 1999 en Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:06:04 +0200 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:05:04 +0200 (OSO) SeaBird Exploration "could default" on financial commitments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:06:05 +0200 Reuters reports that seismic survey company  SeaBird Exploration has failed to renegotiate a convertible loan and may default on the facility, which could automatically mean a default on a bigger secured callable bond. Reuters was quoting a statem DOF Installer sells vessel Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:04:19 +0200 DOF Installer ASA, part of DOF Subsea, has entered into an agreement to sell one of its vessels to an international buyer. Delivery to the new owners is expected late 2014. The company said the sale will release approximately NKr 650 million a Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Cote d'Ivoire Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:02:34 +0200 Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract offshore Cote d'Ivoire by CNR International (Côte d’Ivoire) SARL (CNR International) in support of its Baobab Field Phase III development. The scope of work covers the installation of spools and um Aptomar oil spill detection equipment for Fafnir newbuld Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:59:02 +0200 Aptomar in Norway has entered into an agreement to provide its oil spill detection technology to Icelandic offshore service company Fafnir Offshore. The equipment will be installed on Fafnir Offshore's vessel Polarsyssel, which is se Skandi Santos awarded five-year contract extension Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:55:55 +0200 DOF Subsea's vessel Skandi Santos has been awarded a five year contract extension. The extension will start in first quarter 2015, in direct continuation of an existing contract. DOF Group (DOF Subsea & Norskan) was awarde Swire Pacific Offshore names third L-class PSV Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:56:25 +0200 Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (SPO) celebrated the naming and delivery of its third L-class PSV, Pacific Legend, in Kyoto, Japan on 30 September 2014.  “Delivery of Pacific Legend continues our suc N-Sea completes diving project using TUP system Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:52:24 +0200 Inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) specialist N-Sea has completed its inaugural diving scope with its innovative Transfer Under Pressure (TUP) Diving System. The work involved Xmas tree assistance with the deployment of the TUP Diving Sys Incat Tasmania holds naming ceremony for Caspian crewboat Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:48:40 +0200 A 70m fast crewboat was named Muslim Magomayev at a ceremony at Incat Tasmania's shipyard on 15 September. This is the first vessel that Australian shipbuilder has built for the offshore oil and gas industry. When sea trials are comple Swathe Services appointed distributor for AUV-S Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:44:41 +0200 Advanced Undersea Vehicles and Systems (AUV-S) LLC in Houston, Texas has appointed Swathe Services as exclusive sales distributor for the UK and Europe. AUV-S provides the offshore industry with autonomous products including the versatile Mult Vallianz acquires offshore services firm Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:42:09 +0200 Vallianz Holdings Limited is acquiring OER Holdings Pte Ltd for US$27.7 million. Headquartered in Singapore, OER is a provider of manpower services to the offshore industry and has been supplying professional crew with proven experien Ocean Installer awarded Brazilian contract Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:08:44 +0200 Ocean Installer has been awarded a contract for SURF support work in Brazil on behalf of Saipem. The contract which will see Normand Clipper in Brazil for eight months is valued at circa US$50 million, with options to extend. Ocean Ins World Oil and Gas Desk Diary 2015 now available for pre-ordering Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:05:53 +0200 Clarksons Research Services Ltd's World Oil and Gas Desk Diary is now available for pre-ordering. These executive A4, page a day desk diaries have padded leather effect covers and come complete with marker ribbon. There are two diary o North Sea Desk Diary 2015 now available for pre-ordering Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:58:36 +0200 Clarksons Research Services Ltd (CRSL) has unveiled its 2015 North Sea desk diary. The A4 desk diary has a page a day and is available in black leather effect with a padded cover complete with marker ribbon. It includes a 40 page f IMCA launches 'Working in Confined Spaces' DVD Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:56:22 +0200 More people die or are injured in enclosed spaces than through any other related onboard work activity – this despite numerous guidelines, safety regimes, operational procedures, manuals and assurance surveys. One of the most public ‘confined s NHC upgrades hyperbaric reception facility Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:52:49 +0200 The National Hyperbaric Centre (NHC) in the UK has recently upgraded its Hyperbaric Reception Facility (HRF) to ensure lifeboats can be accepted and mated efficiently. NHC has over 25 years’ experience responding to diving medical emergen