Offshore Shipping Online A publication for the offshore shipping industry published by Clarkons since 1999 en Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:34:53 +0200 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:33:53 +0200 (OSO) Subsea services drive record revenue at Ezra Holdings Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:34:54 +0200 Ezra Holdings Limited has achieved revenue growth of 18 per cent to US$1.5 billion for the full year ended 31 August 2014 (FY14). Revenue for the three months ended 31 August 2014 (4Q14) edged up by 6 per cent from US$419.2 million ended 31 Au EMAS AMC wins multiple contracts Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:32:02 +0200 Ezra Holdings Limited has announced that the group’s subsea services division, EMAS AMC, has won multiple contracts from energy companies valued at over US$70 million. The scope of work includes subsea installation of umbilicals, flowlines and Deep Sea Supply contracts extended by Petrobras Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:29:46 +0200 Deep Sea Supply and Petrobras have agreed to extend charter contracts for the PSVs Sea Halibut and Sea Bass by one year with an option to extend for another 1 + 1 + 1 year. The new firm period ends in July 2015. The rate is& Ocean Installer opens office in Australia Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:27:35 +0200 Ocean Installer has established an office in Perth, Australia to meet client demand for subsea construction services. “This is the beginning of our presence in another promising region in line with Ocean Installer’s growth strategy. The A Contract awarded for new jetty at Port of Lerwick Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:25:45 +0200 Lerwick Port Authority has awarded a construction contract for the latest expansion of the harbour’s facilities in a project costing a total of £16.5 million and which will benefit the fishing and oil sectors. The new jetty at Holmsgarth North Havila Shipping benefits from higher rates for anchor handlers Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:15:21 +0200 Havila Shipping in Norway achieved a profit before tax of NKr 92.6 million in the third quarter of 2014, compared with NKr 75.8 million in the same quarter in 2013. Total operating income and gains was NKr 519.6 million. Total operating income Total chairman and CEO dies in plane crash Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:13:02 +0200 Total has confirmed that chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died on 20 October in a plane crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, following a collision with a snow plough. Four people were found dead at the scene of the accident, including thr Oil and Gas UK chief executive to retire in 2015 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:11:18 +0200 Oil & Gas UK, the offshore oil and gas industry’s leading trade association, has today (October 20th) announced that its chief executive Malcolm Webb intends to retire next year.  The exact date of his departure in 2015 is yet to be agreed but will be Demand for subsea vessels likely to increase says analyst Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:07:41 +0200 Douglas-Westwood (DW) says it anticipates that demand for subsea vessels will experience accelerated growth in the coming years at a rate of 7 per cent CAGR. In DW’s new World Subsea Vessel Operations Market Forecast, global subsea ve Cyprus says Turkish seismic vessel encroaching on its offshore gas fields Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:04:43 +0200 Reuters reports that Cyprus said on Monday a Turkish research vessel had encroached on an area off its southern coast where it is searching for gas, and it was preparing "countermeasures" in an escalating row over rights to hydrocarbons in the eastern Troubled SeaBird to hold EGM Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:15:06 +0200 SeaBird Exploration Plc is to convene an Extraordinary General Meeting on 30 October 2014 at 11.00 (local time) at Diagoras House 7th Floor, 16 Pantelis Catelaris Street, CY 1097 Nicosia, Cyprus. The agenda and other relevant documents are list The Underwater Centre Tasmania appoints new trainer Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:13:07 +0200 The Underwater Centre, Tasmania, has appointed a new diver trainer to support the increasing demand for its commercial diving courses.  David Loudon joins the Centre from Gilbert Diving PTY Ltd, where he spent the last three years as a diver an McDermott awarded second contract for Bukit Tua development Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:10:20 +0200 McDermott International has been awarded  a transportation, installation and pre-commissioning contract  by a subsidiary of PETRONAS for the Bukit Tua development project in the Ketapang block of East Java, Indonesia. The contract w Autonomous technology could reduce offshore windfarm costs Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:07:54 +0200 ASV Ltd in association with Planet Ocean Ltd, have received funding from the GROW:OffshoreWind initiative to investigate how the use of Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs) could reduce the costs of offshore windfarm support. The project will lo Draft Polar Code approved by IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:05:15 +0200 A key step on the way to a mandatory Polar Code for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters has been reached with the approval by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of the environm