Offshore Shipping Online A publication for the offshore shipping industry published by Clarkons since 1999 en Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:30:23 +0200 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:29:23 +0200 (OSO) Clarskon confirms details of RS Platou deal Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:30:24 +0200 Clarkson PLC has announced details of its proposed acquisition of the entire issued share capital of RS Platou ASA, for a total consideration of £281.2 million. The company said the combination of the Clarksons Group and the Platou Group would Oceaneering charters Island Pride Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:27:58 +0200 Oceaneering International has entered into a two-year charter for use of Island Pride, a multi-service subsea support vessel owned by Island Offshore Shipping International AS. The vessel is expected to be available for work in the&n New contracts for Island Offshore Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:26:22 +0200 Island Offshore in Norway has announced the recent award of several new contracts. The total value of the contracts is approximately NKr 380 million. With charterer’s options the total is NKr 735 million. The contracts include MAC signs contract with Fujian Mawei for seabed mining vessel Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:24:37 +0200 Expanding on MAC’s long-term relationship with Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding, on 25 November 2014, a signing ceremony was held at Mawei’s shipyard for the execution of the shipbuilding contract for the Nautilus Minerals Seafloor production mining vessel.</ VOS newbuildings named in Fuzhou Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:20:13 +0200 On 25 November Fujian South East Shipyard (FSES) in Fuzhou, China, named five of Vroon Offshore’s newbuildings. The vessels were VOS Pride and VOS Prime, two multi-purpose platform-supply vessels (MPSVs), and VOS Glamour, VOS Glory and VOS Gorg Polarcus buys back convertible bonds Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:18:25 +0200 On 25 November Polarcus Limited bought convertible bonds of nominal value US$21 million in the US$125 million 2.875% Polarcus Ltd Secured Convertible Bond Issue 2011/2016 at a price of 72.25%. Following this trade, the company holds convertibl Havyard secures contract for icebreakers Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:42:28 +0200 Havyard Ship Technology has signed contracts with an international shipping company for the design and construction of two Havyard 843 Ice offshore icebreakers In November 2013, Havyard Ship Technology signed a contract for building of one Havy Eidesvik and Reach Subsea secure Technip deal Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:40:05 +0200 Eidesvik Offshore and Reach Subsea have secured a firm contract with Technip in Norway. Reach will execute the contract using Eidesvik Offshore's newbuild Viking Neptun, equipped with Reach ROVs and manned by Eidesvik marine personnel and Reach ROV per Red7Marine Offshore expands ROV fleet Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:37:15 +0200 Red7Marine Offshore has expanded its subsea services to North Sea clients by investing in a fleet of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The eight observation class ROVs add a new strand to the widening portfolio of  solutions offered by th Lloyd’s Register to class Maersk Supply Service anchor handlers Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:33:12 +0200 Lloyd’s Register is to class Maersk Supply Service's anchor handlers ordered at Kleven Verft. The six vessels (plus four options) placed in the Norwegian yard will be assigned Lloyd’s Register (LR) class notations 100A1, Offshore Supply Ship AH Have we passed the peak price of oil? Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:31:22 +0200 An underlying growth in global supply capacity, which is significantly outstripping demand, may mean that the world has now passed the peak price for oil, a new article commissioned by Gaffney, Cline and Associates (GCA) suggests. The article, BSEE investigating explosion in the Gulf of Mexico Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:29:49 +0200 The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is investigating an explosion aboard a production platform at West Delta 105, operated by Fieldwood Energy. The explosion resulted in one fatality and three injured. As reported to BSEE Brazil: ANTAQ launches new rules for chartering foreign vessels Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:22:16 +0200 Kincaid reports that the Brazilian National Waterway Transportation Agency (ANTAQ) recently published Resolution 3.638 in the 'Official Gazette,' which approves the draft of a new normative act to regulate the chartering Sea Trucks buys back bonds Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:17:55 +0200 Sea Trucks Group has completed a buy back of US$2 million par value bonds. Following the purchase, the bonds will be cancelled in line with an agreement with the Trustee, (Nordic Trustee) for the purpose of releasing two vessels from the bond s Latest UT 776 CD delivered to Island Offshore Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:16:57 +0200 Island Offshore recently took delivery of its 10th vessel of Rolls-Royce UT 776 CD design. Built at Vard Brevik, Island Condor is a flexible offshore support vessel with good seakeeping capabilities, excellent station keeping perf