Offshore Shipping Online A publication for the offshore shipping industry published by Clarkons since 1999 en Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:38:42 +0200 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:37:42 +0200 (OSO) Topaz stacks three in Tuzla Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:38:43 +0200 Broker Chart Shipping reports that three vessels owned by Topaz Marine have sailed from West Africa to Turkey in order to be stacked. The sister PSVs Topaz Megan and Topaz Faye (3,300 dwt), in addition to the AHTS Topaz Ju Marine Core and Charter takes delivery of fast offshore support vessel Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:31:14 +0200 Marine Core & Charter LLC (MC2) in Dubai has taken delivery of the newbuild Petra-1, the first of two, 45m fast offshore support vessels. Built by UAE-based Triangle Shipyard, the 45m fast offshore support vessel was desi Corvus Energy wins environmental award Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:27:53 +0200 Corvus Energy won the Environmental Award at the 2016 Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference, Awards & Exhibition in London. The final winner of the award is determined by the votes of the readers of Offshore Support Jou Boa gets some of its money back Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:15:40 +0200 Boa PSV AS, a 100 per cent owned subsidiary in Boa Offshore group, has today received 50 per cent of the principal amount of the advance payments it made for a cancelled subsea vessel from one of banks of the yard involved.  The r PSV sold predelivery to Nigerian owner Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:03:56 +0200 Chart Shipping reports that the 4,050 dwt PSV Akachi will be delivered in March 2016 from Hongua Offshore. The newbuild vessel has been sold predelivery to Nigerian operators. The vessel is DP2 with an LOA of 83.2m. Maersk companies hit by oil downturn Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:01:19 +0200 Maersk says its results have been adversely affected by the downturn in the offshore oil and gas industry. The company said that, after a satisfactory result in the first half of the year, Maersk Group was severely impacted by a widen Seanamic expands umbilical business Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:51:41 +0200 Seanamic Group is expanding its umbilical business with a new umbilical facility in Glasgow. Initially it will offer umbilical repair and refurbishment for operators and contractors, in the lead up to full umbilical and cable manufacture. Helix amends credit facility Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:48:59 +0200 Helix Energy Solutions Group has amended its credit agreement to provide the company with increased financial flexibility through the third quarter of 2017. The amendment includes the following items: • Increasing the trailing f Chouest bringing shipbuilding to Port of Gulfport Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:13:33 +0200 Governor Phil Bryant and officials from Edison Chouest Offshore have confirmed that the company is to build a shipbuilding facility at Port of Gulfport in Gulfport, Miss. The project represents a US$68 million corporate investment and wi Fugro delivers surface current data with innovative new system Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:11:12 +0200 Fugro and technology partner Areté Associates have successfully delivered near real-time, synoptic, surface current data to characterise Loop Current and Loop Current eddy conditions in the US Gulf of Mexico during a period of intense current cond First stage of new facilities at Lerwick completed Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:08:37 +0200 The first section of a new £16.5 million jetty for the fishing and offshore industries has been handed over to Lerwick Port Authority by contractor, Tulloch Developments Ltd. The early completion of the 110m section at Holmsgarth North clears VOS Sugar delivered Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:02:40 +0200 Vroon Offshore has taken delivery of VOS Sugar from Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding in China. The ship is a DP2, SPS-coded, 68m subsea-support vessel and the first of two newbuildings of this type being built at Fujian. Halul cancels Indian newbuilds Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:59:21 +0200 Qatari owner Halul Offshore Services is reported to have cancelled two offshore support vessels it ordered from L&T Shipbuilding Ltd in India in 2012 and 2013. The publication Livemint said a spokesman for Halul Offshore European consortium launches Blue Nodules project Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:24:59 +0200 On 1 February a European consortium launched a new Horizon 2020 project: Blue Nodules. The project addresses the challenge of creating a viable and sustainable value chain to retrieve polymetallic nodules from the ocean floor. It will develop and test Total starts production at Laggan-Tormore Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:23:08 +0200 Total has started-up production from the Laggan and Tormore gas and condensate fields, located in 600m of water in the West of Shetland area. The fields will produce 90,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d). “Laggan-Tormo