Offshore Shipping Online A publication for the offshore shipping industry published by Clarkons since 1999 en Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:42:27 +0200 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:41:27 +0200 (OSO) Indian anchor handler sinks off coast of Mumbai Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:42:28 +0200 An anchor handler, SCA Ratna, operated by Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), has sunk off the coast of Mumbai. There were no casualties. In a statement, SCI said all 16 crew on board SCI Ratna were r McDermott awarded contract for next phase of Safaniya Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:39:44 +0200 McDermott International has been awarded a contract by Saudi Aramco for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services in the Safaniya onshore and offshore field. The contract, awarded under the existing long- Magseis negotiating North Sea deal Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:38:23 +0200 Magseis says it is in the process of finalizing a contract with an undisclosed client for the provision of a 4D seabed seismic acquisition survey in the North Sea, using the company’s proprietary MASS system. Magseis will mobilise it Huisman unveils innovative fibre rope crane with AHC Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:36:57 +0200 The Netherlands-based Huisman has unveiled new crane concept that combines the advantages of a fibre rope and heave compensation using conventional steel wire. Huisman’s product manager cranes, Cees van Veluw, said the company was a Wagenborg bags NAM Shell walk-to-work deal Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:10:08 +0200 Wagenborg Offshore has been awarded a six-year contract to support Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) and Shell UK Exploration & Production (Shell UK) with walk-to-work and emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV) servic 24-man HRF upgrade completed at National Hyperbaric Centre Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:07:34 +0200 JFD has completed an extension to its National Hyperbaric Centre in Aberdeen which enhances the Hyperbaric Reception Facility (HRF) capacity from 18 to 24-man. Housing the only land-based saturation diving system in the UK, the Nation Kleven signs MoU with De Beers for seabed mining vessel Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:01:54 +0200 Norwegian shipbuilding group Kleven has signed an MoU with the Namibian offshore diamond mining company De Beers Marine Namibia for an offshore vessel designed to support seabed mining operations. The vessel, designed by Norwegian design compan Siem Offshore mulling sale of contracting unit Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:00:16 +0200 Siem Offshore in Norway says it is considering a range of alternatives to help it through the downturn in the offshore oil and gas market, including selling Siem Offshore Contractors. Siem Offshore said “In preparation for an extende Oil and Gas UK makes final case for tax change ahead of UK Budget Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:00:51 +0200 Oil & GAs UK says the UK Government has a "limited window of opportunity" to introduce a tax change with the budget that could save the UK taxpayer millions of pounds by deferring the decommissioning of mature oil and gas fields. Oil & Polarcus secures fully prefunded multi-client project in Australia Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:58:60 +0200 Polarcus Limited says it has secured "high industry prefunding" for the Zenaide multi-client broadband 3D marine seismic project in the Bonaparte Basin, offshore Australia. The project is scheduled to commence in Q4 2017 and will run for a Briggs Marine awarded six-year framework deal with SSEN Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:57:10 +0200 Briggs Marine has secured a six-year framework agreement with Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) for the replacement and maintenance of its subsea cable assets. The framework was awarded in August 2017 and will run to 2 HEBO to add 900 tonne sheerleg crane to its fleet Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:52:43 +0200 In mid-January 2018, HEBO Maritiemservice will add a new vessel to its fleet in the form of a versatile floating sheerleg. The new acquisition has a lifting capacity of 900 tonnes. With the new sheerleg, HEBO expects to penetrate a new mar MMT starts offshore geophysical survey for AQUIND Interconnector Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:50:02 +0200 MMT has commenced an offshore geophysical survey for the AQUIND Interconnector project. The works will involve a geophysical survey of the proposed cable corridor between the landfall areas near Portsmouth in England and near Dieppe in France. MMA Offshore looking to raise funds via equity offering Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:46:51 +0200 MMA Offshore Limited has announced a fully underwritten $97.0 million equity raising at an offer price of $0.20 per share. The proceeds will be used to, among other things, reduce the company's net debt position and provide a stronger Acta Auriga arrives at Ulstein Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:42:05 +0200 The hull of Acta Marine's new construction support vessel Acta Auriga has arrived at Ulstein Verft in Norway. The Ulstein SX195 walk-to-work vessel will now be outfitted and commissioned at the Norweigna y