Offshore Shipping Online A publication for the offshore shipping industry published by Clarkons since 1999 en Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:35:27 +0200 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:34:27 +0200 (OSO) Ultra Deep Solutions orders dive support/construction vessel Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:35:28 +0200 Ultra Deep Solutions has entered into a contract with Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) for the construction of a dive support/construction vessel. The contract includes and option for a second vessel. The vessel is based on the 'Red Cla Van Oord orders rock installation vessel Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:30:58 +0200 Van Oord has ordered a rock installation vessel. Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group Shanghai will build the vessel at its Ningbo yard in China. The vessel will be delivered in 2016.  Vessels of this type are used to provide protectio Largest ever NASDive suite installed Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:27:21 +0200 Nautronix has commissioned the largest NASDive digital diver communications system to date on behalf of GDA, who are working on an upgrade of the communication system onboard the submarine rescue vessel Belos for the Swedish Navy. The Icon simulators for C-MAR facilities in London and Mumbai Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:23:41 +0200 C-MAR Group has commissioned Rolls-Royce Icon dynamic positioning simulators at its DP Training Centres in London and Mumbai. The new simulators are being used to deliver advanced DP courses run at both facilities.   C-MAR says that although th Polarcus strengthens presence in Brazil Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:21:41 +0200 Polarcus has entered into a new representation agreement for the management of Polarcus do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro. Polarcus is now represented by Sinergeo, located on Av Rio Branco in Central Rio, further strengthening the company's pre Kongsberg Maritime launches compact acoustic positioning system Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:17:45 +0200 Kongsberg Maritime has expanded its extensive acoustic positioning product portfolio, which includes the established HiPAP system, with the launch of ìPAP, a new compact and portable acoustic positioning system for operation from a surface vessel to tr Topaz Energy and Marine secures US$75 million investment Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:49:27 +0200 In August Topaz Energy and Marine confirmed a US$75 million equity investment in the business from Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE). Under the terms of the investment, SCPE will inject US$75 million of equity in return fo Wärtsilä signs agreement to support Harvey Gulf vessels Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:46:16 +0200 Wärtsilä has signed a long-term Technical Management Agreement with Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC (Harvey Gulf). The five-year agreement was signed in August 2014 and it covers condition-based maintenance and dynamic maintenance plann GMS confirms contract extensions Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:43:54 +0200 Gulf Marine Services, the well-known provider of self-propelled, self-elevating support vessels (SESV), has confirmed that contract extensions have been exercised for two of its 'Small Class' vessels in the MENA region.    The first extension i Ocean Marlin named Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:41:46 +0200 Atlantic Offshore's new ERRV, Ocean Marlin, which was built at Zamakona Shipyard, San Sebastian, Spain,was named in Stavanger in mid-August. Ocean Marlin is due to commence a 4 + 4 year contract for Total E&P at the Martin Linge field. Polarcus revises financial agreement Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:40:02 +0200 Polarcus Limited has agreed an amendment to the existing US$410 million fleet bank facility agreement entered into with DnB ASA and DVB Bank SE, Nordic Branch, Garanti-instituttet for Eksportkreditt (GIEK) and Eksportkredit/Eksportfinans. The a Breakthrough for Havyard in Brazil Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:53:57 +0200 Havyard in Norway is to deliver a ship design and equipment for four anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels to be built and operated by Brazilian company CBO. CBO has signed a contract with Havyard Design & Bureau Veritas develops rules for DSVs Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:51:42 +0200 Class society Bureau Veritas has issued a new rule note covering the classification of diving support units. Rule Note NR609 sets out requirements for vessels used for manned diving operations whether they are fitted with an air system for sha Four ULSTEIN PX121 designs for Otto Offshore Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:49:27 +0200 Ulstein Design & Solutions has entered into a contract with Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd in China for a ship design and equipment package for four PX121 PSVs. The vessels are being built for Singapore-based Cecon Pride delivered at last Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:46:07 +0200 Cecon has taken delivery of Cecon Pride, the first of its newbuilds at Davie Yards in Canada. The 130m multipurpose offshore construction vessel is the first vessel delivered from Davie yards since 1997. The vessel has since b