Offshore Shipping Online A publication for the offshore shipping industry published by Clarkons since 1999 en Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:07:41 +0200 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:06:41 +0200 (OSO) Chouest to build 13 heavy-duty mooring assistance/escort tugs based on Damen designs Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:07:42 +0200 Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) has ordered 13 heavy duty mooring assistance and escort tugs from The Netherlands-based Damen. The tugs will be deployed on two major maritime projects for which ECO has recently won contracts. The vessels will be bui Tidewater secures limited waiver extensions Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:05:50 +0200 As previously reported, Tidewater has been in discussions with its principal lenders and noteholders to amend the company's various debt arrangements to obtain relief from certain covenants. Pending the resolution of those discussions, the company Oceanteam defers interest payments to bondholders Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:03:18 +0200 Following initial talks with banks last week kicking off the company's planned capital restructuring, Oceanteam ASA says it is to inform bondholders that, as from 24 October 2016, it will not meet its interest payments on the senior unsecured bond Swissco issued with default notice Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:02:16 +0200 The board of directors of Swissco Holdings Limited reports that on 20 October 2016 the company received a notice from DB International Trust (Singapore) Limited, in its capacity as Notes Trustee), stating that a Potential Event of Default has occu EMGS reaches agreement on new terms for Atlantic Guardian Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:58:33 +0200 Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has signed an extended charter agreement for Atlantic Guardian with North Sea Commander Shipping (owner of the vessel) at new and improved commercial terms. The new terms are valid as of 1 October 2 ADNOC consolidates Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:32:22 +0200 ADNOC has announced its intention to consolidate the operations of three of its shipping, marine and services companies to create a single entity. Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company (ADNATCO), Petroleum Services Company (ESNAAD), and Abu Dh Sea Trucks Group wins another contract offshore West Africa Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:29:36 +0200 Sea Trucks Group has announced the award of an inspection, maintenance and repair contract for an oil major in West Africa with commencement during the fourth quarter of 2016. The company will use its multipurpose support DP2 vessel&# N-Sea and BODAC in UXO deal Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:26:12 +0200 Subsea IMR provider N-Sea, and BODAC UXO have announced an agreement to jointly market and execute marine UXO survey, identification and removal projects across Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia.  In doing so, they will have the ca Subsea 7 bags Egyptian deal Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:23:14 +0200 Subsea 7 has announced the award of what it described as "a substantial contract" offshore Egypt. The contarct was awarded by Pharaonic Petroleum Company and will be executed at water depths of over 900m in the Atoll field. The c Sea Trucks bags Tullow accommodation and heavy lift deal Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:22:38 +0200 Sea Trucks Group has secured a contract from Tullow Ghana Limited for the provision of a construction support vessel (CSV) providing accommodation and heavy lift services to the turret-moored FPSO Kwame Nkrumahe in the Jubilee area, Seatools delivers tautwire upgrade to Boskalis Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:16:50 +0200 On behalf of its client Boskalis, Seatools completed the upgrade of a 'HighWire' survey-grade tautwire system. The upgraded position reference system will be deployed to determine the position of a subsea cable plough during a cable installat Vos Start to get Barge Master personnel/equipment access system Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:09:21 +0200 Dutch shipowner Vroon confirmed that one of its walk-to-work vessels, Vos Start, is to be fitted with Barge Master’s new Barge Master Gangway, a system that also enables transfer of personnel and cargo. The Barge Master Gangway i Intermoor secures Indonesian SPM deal Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:05:13 +0200 InterMoor has been awarded a Single Point Mooring (SPM) installation contract by PT Pertamina in Indonesia. The work is part of a contract for engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of a subsea pipeline (SPL) a Global Maritime signs master services agreement with Statoil Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:03:20 +0200 Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has been awarded a Master Services Agreement (MSA) by Norwegian operator Statoil. Services covere Well incident at Songa Endurance Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:42:32 +0200 On 15 October a well control incident occurred on the drilling rig Songa Endurance. The well has now been secured with a blowout preventer around the drill string on the seabed and with a valve on the rig. Work is now being carried out to stabilis