Offshore Shipping Online A publication for the offshore shipping industry published by Clarkons since 1999 en Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:09 +0200 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:-1:09 +0200 (OSO) Siem Offshore expects soft market "for several years" Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:10 +0200 Announcing results for the first quarter of 2015, Siem Offshore in Norway said the market for PSVs and AHTS vessels in the North Sea continues to be characterised by soft rates and low levels of utilization. "Additional vessels h Franco-Scottish consortium awarded SemRev contract Fri, 22 May 2015 12:55:28 +0200 A Franco-Scottish consortium formed by subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group with Wenex Equipment has secured a £2.5million contract in the marine renewables sector. The project involves manufacturing and installation of t Solid first annual results for DNV GL Fri, 22 May 2015 12:52:57 +0200 2014 was the first full financial year of the DNV GL Group AS (DNV GL) following the merger between DNV and GL. “While both managing the ambitious merger and maintaining a full focus on providing premium service to our customers, we also incre Marsh succeeds Sadler at Lloyd's Register Thu, 21 May 2015 09:28:36 +0200 Lloyd’s Register’s Richard Sadler has taken the decision to step down as CEO at the end of 2015, after eight years in the role and the Board of Directors has announced the appointment of current CFO, Alastair Marsh, as his successor. Since Rich Former Tanjung Offshore director detained Thu, 21 May 2015 09:26:48 +0200 The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has confirmed that a former director of Tanjung Offshore has been detained to assist in investigations into the purchase of Gas Generators (M) Sdn Bhd. “MACC will obtain a remand order t Petrobras signs funding agreement with China Development Bank Thu, 21 May 2015 09:24:11 +0200 On 19 May, Petrobras, Brazil's troubled state oil company, signed a US$5 billion funding agreement with China Development Bank, for period 2015 to 2016. The deal encompasses funding of US$3.5 billion already disbursed, as announc UK: geotechnical investigation work under way at Nigg Bay Thu, 21 May 2015 09:21:50 +0200 Four geotechnical rigs, currently located at Nigg Bay, are carrying out site investigation work aimed at providing further information for the Harbour Development Project at Aberdeen Harbour. Keith Young, Aberdeen Harbour Board's Engineering Di Fugro confirms Symphony fire Thu, 21 May 2015 09:19:53 +0200 Fugro has confirmed that there was a fire onboard Fugro Symphony earlier this week. The vessel was docked at Peterhead Harbour at the time of the incident. "As a precaution all non-essential personnel onboard were immediately evacuated. Topaz Energy and Marine delivers robust performance but notes pricing pressure Wed, 20 May 2015 17:36:34 +0200 Topaz Energy & Marine has reported its first quarter 2015 results. The company said it had "robust" performance in the Caspian and MENA regions, and a "short-term profit impact" in Africa due to market conditions and investment in its fleet. The comp Focus on CSV segment cushions Solstad from worst effects of downturn Wed, 20 May 2015 17:14:22 +0200 Solstad Offshore says it entered into several new contracts and contract renewals in the first quarter of 2015, and has "satisfactory" contract coverage for the remaining part of the year and into 2016. "In general, the outlook is negative Blaze sees Fugro Symphony evacuated Wed, 20 May 2015 12:26:50 +0200 The BBC reports that more than 80 crew members were taken off an offshore support vessel which caught fire in Peterhead harbour in the early hours of the morning of 20 May. The BBC said about 35 firefighters tackled the blaze aboard the Fugro Skandi Angra delivered and on-hire with Petrobras Wed, 20 May 2015 11:02:07 +0200 Skandi Angra, which is owned by Norskan Offshore Ltda, has been delivered and went onhire on an eight year contract for Petrobras on 18 May. The vessel is an AHTS of Vard AH11 design with a bollard pull of 280 ton and 18,000 bhp. Skandi Angra Polarcus welcomes adoption of Polar Code Wed, 20 May 2015 10:59:19 +0200 The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) met from 11 to 15 May 2015 at the International Maritime Organization. At the meeting, the environmental (MARPOL) provisions of the Polar Code were adopted. With the earlier adoption of the sa Frog transfer system goes to work offshore Mexico Wed, 20 May 2015 10:55:21 +0200 Shortly after Reflex Marine was granted certification by the Mexican Merchant Marines to sell their personnel transfer device in Mexico, the first unit is now operational in the region. The six person transfer device, the FROG-6, was purchased UTEC Survey merges EMEA operations Tue, 19 May 2015 10:14:36 +0200 UTEC Survey has announced the merger of NCS Survey with its Aberdeen based operations UTEC Survey Construction Ltd to form one organization in the EMEA region – UTEC NCS Survey.  UTEC and NCS are both part of the Acteon group of companies