RAN Inspects Sunken Japanese Midget Submarine

April 13, 2016

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has revisited the final resting place of a Japanese midget submarine M24 as part of a program to preserve the Second World War wreck. Involved in the attack on Sydney Harbour which resulted in the sinking of accommdation ferry, HMAS Kuttabul, the location of the submarine was a mystery for… Continue Reading »


Wintershall to Use Island Offshore Vessels on Vega Field

April 9, 2016

Wintershall Norge AS has received consent to use the mobile drilling facilities Island Frontier and Island Wellserver for intervention work on the Vega field. The two vessels provide light well intervention services and associated work, construction work, subsea installation work, securing of wells, IMR work, supply duties. Vega lies due north of the Fram field in… Continue Reading »


Island Offshore Sending Two Ships on Draugen Job

April 8, 2016

Island Offshore has secured work for two of its vessels, Island Valiant and Island Constructor, at the Draugen field for Norske Shell. Island Valiant will start with IMR work (Inspection, Maintenance and Repair) on three wells in April, preparing the wells for the work which Island Constructor will perform later this summer. The time frame… Continue Reading »


PHOTO: Milestone for Vroon Newbuilds

March 17, 2016

Vroon’s DP2 subsea-support walk-to-work (W2W) vessel VOS Start was launched last week at Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding in China. Aditional milestone took place at the shipyard earlier this week, with the keel laying of sister vessel, VOS Stone. Both are constructed to a new design and commissioned by Vroon to meet the demand for offshore accommodation and transfer… Continue Reading »


Contract Hat-Trick for BOA Offshore

March 13, 2016

Norwegian offshore services player, BOA Offshore, has, through its subsidiary BOA OCV AS, secured two additional contracts in West Africa , following the completion of a subsea installation campaign, by the construction vessel BOA Sub C. The two contracts are for a combined period of up to 130 days including options. The Boa Sub C, with a length 138.5… Continue Reading »


Havyard Scraps Subsea Vessel Deal

March 10, 2016

Havyard Ship Technology, a part of Havyard Group, has agreed with its client to cancel the shipbuilding contract for the new subsea vessel, building no. 123, due to the challenging offshore market. In October last year, both parties agreed to put off the delivery and that the buyer had the right to cancel the contract in… Continue Reading »


DNV GL and Partners Address Anchoring Safety

March 9, 2016

DNV GL, Gard and The Swedish Club have been investigating a rising number of anchor losses reported over the last several years. Namely, the root cause of many groundings and collisions, lost anchors are among the top five reasons for claims costs. Based on an analysis of damage cases involving anchor and anchor chain losses,… Continue Reading »


Alcatel’s Lodbrog Vessel to Repair PPC-1 Subsea Cable?

February 24, 2016

Alcatel Submarine Networks’ cable ship Lodbrog has reportedly been contracted to repair PPC-1 submarine cable which experienced an outage earlier this month. According to media reports, the Lodbrog will replace another ship which usually conducts repairs on the cables in the region, but it is currently working on the repair of Basslink cable system. The operator… Continue Reading »


Sapura Jade PLSV Starts Petrobras Job

February 23, 2016

SapuraKencana’s fourth pipelaying support vessel PLSV, Sapura Jade started work with Petróleo Brasileiro S.A (Petrobras) in Brazil on February 14, 2016. SapuraKencana’s offshore operations are being executed in Brazil for Petrobras by its Brazilian joint venture company Sapura Navegacao Maritima (SNM), a 50:50 venture with offshore drilling company Seadrill. In November 2011 and in June 2013, SapuraKencana’s… Continue Reading »


DOF Keeps Fleet in DNV GL Class

February 21, 2016

The offshore energy service provider DOF and DNV GL have recently signed a global frame agreement. Reportedly, the agreement will see DOF keep its entire fleet of 70 vessels in class with DNV GL, as well as launching a cooperative effort to identify and realize efficiency gains and cost savings. The agreement covers certification of… Continue Reading »

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