Offshore Shipping Online A publication for the offshore shipping industry published by Clarkons since 1999 en Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:57:00 +0200 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:56:00 +0200 (OSO) Caterpillar engines for Chouest newbuilds Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:57:01 +0200 Edison Chouest Offshore has selected Cat Tier 4 Final C280-16 generator sets for two new (as yet unspecified) vessels.  The project is a milestone achievement for Caterpillar Marine, marking the successful manufacture of the marine indust Damen upgrades FCS production capacity Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:54:23 +0200 Following the takeover in 2013 of Cyrus, the shipyard in Antalya, Turkey that was previously managed by Vitters, Damen Shipyards Antalya has refurbished a second shed for the production of the successful Damen Fast Crew Suppl Rolls-Royce to supply equipment package for Chouest newbuild Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:51:57 +0200 Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract worth £20 million by Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO). The contract for ship equipment comprises azimuth main propulsion, propulsion control systems, anchor winches and an anchor handling crane for an Arctic cl E-marine embarks on expansion Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:49:08 +0200 E-marine, a provider of submarine cable installation and repair solutions in the Middle East and Sub-Continent region, has unveiled plans to expand its fleet of cable ships in 2015, with the first ship, CS Maram, beginning dock trial Caley and Umbilicals International to offer integrated intervention systems Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:44:14 +0200 Offshore handling systems specialist Caley Ocean Systems, who are based in the UK, and umbilical and cable maker Umbilicals International, based in the US, have joined forces to offer operators and offshore contractors integrated solutions fo Cal Dive enters voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:41:18 +0200 Cal Dive International and its US subsidiaries have filed simultaneous voluntary petitions in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware seeking relief under the provisions of Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. The company's Pacific Radiance sets up joint venture company in Malaysia Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:53:07 +0200 The Board of Directors of Pacific Radiance Ltd have announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alstonia Offshore Pte Ltd has entered into a joint venture (JV) agreement with Duta Marine Sdn Bhd to jointly incorporate a company to be named Duta Radiance Board changes and management reorganistion at Bibby Offshore Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:50:05 +0200 Bibby Offshore Holdings Limited has announced several board changes as part of a reorganisation of the company’s management team to reflect its ongoing growth. Sir Michael Bibby will step down from the Board as Non-Executive Chairman James Fisher acquires Subtech Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:47:51 +0200 A leading South African marine services contractor has been acquired by James Fisher and Sons PLC of Barrow-in-Furness in the UK, in a deal advised by international M&A consultancy BCMS. Durban-based Subtech Group is the leading salvag Fugro to focus on geotechnical and survey activity - examining options for subsea business Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:42:60 +0200 Fugro says it plans to focus on its core geotechnical and survey activities in future. It says the restructuring of seabed geosolutions in progress and Fugro is actively seeking options to reduce its stake. The company said the process is unde Polarcus awarded broadband 3D seismic acquisition project in the Mediterranean Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:41:33 +0200 Polarcus Limited has received an award from an undisclosed client for a 3D marine seismic project offshore Egypt utilizing Polarcus' 'RightBAND' technique for broadband data acquisition. The project will commence in the first quarter of&nb Kvichak Marine Industries and Vigor Industrial combine forces Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:38:19 +0200 Kvichak Marine Industries and Vigor Industrial in the US have announced that the companies are merging to unite their strengths in the design and fabrication of aluminum workboats, shipbuilding, and boatbuilding. Under the terms of the merger, Hornbeck sells three vessels to US Navy - fourth vessel to follow Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:54:47 +0200 Hornbeck Offshore Services has closed a previously announced sale of three 250EDF class OSVs, HOS Arrowhead, HOS Eagleview and HOS Westwind, that were previously chartered to the US Navy.  Since their construction in Oceaneering to acquire C and C Technologies Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:51:33 +0200 Oceaneering International has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire C & C Technologies, a privately-held provider of survey services, for approximately US$230 million in cash. Headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, C& EMGS to appeal Norwegian court's ruling on patent invalidity Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:49:54 +0200 Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has confirmed that it has issued claims against Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) in the High Court of Justice, Patent Court, in London, UK, and in Norwegian courts on the basis that PGS used its Towed Streamer EM in