Offshore Shipping Online A publication for the offshore shipping industry published by Clarkons since 1999 en Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:00:48 +0200 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:-1:48 +0200 (OSO) SeaBird secures letter of intent for Hawk Explorer Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:00:49 +0200 SeaBird Exploration Plc has announced that Hawk Explorer has received a letter of intent for a 2D seismic survey in Asia Pacific region. The survey will cover approximately 15,000km and will have an estimated value of US$12 milli More Swiber vessels flying the Mexican flag Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:19:18 +0200 Swiber Holdings Limited is now flying the Mexican flag on five of its vessels in Mexico as reaffirmation of its long-term commitment to the country’s rapidly growing oil and gas industry. Swiber Concorde, a derrick pipelay barge, was the first Demand for high spec AHTS could increase says Clarkson Research Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:08:31 +0200 Clarkson Research Services Limited says it believes that, despite the boom in orders for anchor handlers in the last decade, the supply/demand equation could tilt in favour once again of owners of high spec vessels.  As Clarkson Research noted 2014 sees significant fall in orders for OSVs Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:11:17 +0200 Data from Clarkson Research Service Limited shows that 2014 has seen a significant fall in the overall number of offshore units ordered and their value. The number of offshore units of all types ordered in each of the last five 3-4 years was br ULSTEIN X-BOW to feature on Norwegian bank note Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:05:51 +0200 ULSTEIN group in Norway says its innovative X-BOW hullform design has been selected as an illustration on a Norwegian bank note. The company said eight artists were invited to participate in a contest to design artwork for a new bankn Next Bordelon newbuild due in February 2015 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:02:54 +0200 Bordelon Marine in the US says the next vessel in the Stingray 260 DP2 series of vessels that it is building for its own use, Shelia Bordelon, is due to be delivered in February 2015. The vessel will be fitted out as what Bordelon Mari Rolls-Royce wins largest subsea contract Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:57:51 +0200 Rolls-Royce has signed a contract to supply a complete module handling system to the subsea construction vessel Aker Wayfarer. The vessel was built by Vard Søviknes in 2010 and will now undergo project modification work at Kleven’s Myklebust V Wärtsilä to supply integrated propulsion and design for two OSVs Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:53:58 +0200 Two 150 tonne bollard pull anchor handling tug supply vessels being built for an as yet unspecified client at the Colombo Dockyard in Sri Lanka have been designed by Wärtsilä and will be powered by Wärtsilä integrated propulsion systems. The Ennsub appoints Peter Farthing as sales and marketing manager Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:51:57 +0200 Subsea products and equipment manufacturer Ennsub has appointed a new sales and marketing manager to drive sales activities within the company’s expanding commercial function. Peter Farthing joins Ennsub from Cortland, where he was internationa Ballast Nedam to sell offshore unit Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:49:07 +0200 Ballast Nedam has started the process of selling Ballast Nedam Offshore with the intention to conclude a transaction at short notice. The sale of Ballast Nedam Offshore is an addition to the disposals programme that Ballast Nedam announced in F Chouest opts for Autoload Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:46:17 +0200 Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) of Vancouver, Canada says Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) in the US has completed installation of the Autoload onboard stability programme on more than 90 offshore support vessels (OSV) in its f Seacor Holdings unveils latest results Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:39:40 +0200 Seacor Holdings has announced results for its third quarter ended 30 September 2014. For the quarter ended 30 September 2014, net income attributable to Seacor Holdings Inc was US$27.5 million, or US$1.28 per diluted sh N-Sea awarded contracts worth in excess of £100 million in 2014 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:33:30 +0200 N-Sea Offshore Ltd says it has secured contracts worth more than £100 million since the beginning of 2014. The company has secured a significant number of major, long-term contracts in the UK and across northwest Europe, providing its IMR exper Kleven to modify Aker Wayfarer Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:30:24 +0200 Kleven’s Myklebust Verft in Gursken, Norway, has signed a contract for modification of Aker Wayfarer into a subsea equipment support vessel (SESV). The contract was placed by Ocean Yield. The vessel is under long term charter wi Kongsberg comms technology could enhance vessel operations Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:24:05 +0200 A new communications solution developed by Kongsberg Seatex for the marine seismic sector was set to be a highlight at SEG Denver 2014 (the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting) on 26-31 October (Booth #2414). The Kongsberg MBR