Mermaid charters-in dive support vessel ‘Mermaid Nusantara’ for one year

June 14, 2016

Vessel to support Mermaid’s Indonesian unit and comes on the back of anticipated continual demand in the South East Asian region for essential subsea services Mermaid Maritime Public Company Limited (“Mermaid” or “Company”) wishes to announce that its Indonesian business unit PT Seascape Surveys Indonesia (“Seascape”) has entered into a one (1) year charter-in contract… Continue Reading »


Island Constructor Wraps Up LWI Work on Oyo Well

May 8, 2016

Erin Energy informed that the Island Constructor light well intervention (LWI) vessel has completed work on the Oyo-8 well and the company has resumed production from the well. Erin Energy will now begin a ramp up of production from the well over the next few days to pre-shut in levels of approximately 7,000 barrels of oil per… Continue Reading »


Harkand Loses Two Vessels

May 4, 2016

Nordic Trustee ASA and Harkand Finance Inc. have exercised their rights to terminate the internal bareboat charters for the dive support vessels Harkand Da Vinci and Harkand Atlantis. The two vessels were scheduled to deliver subsea support services for Maersk Oil’s Flyndre development. Nordic Trustee is acting as bond trustee for the bond issue where… Continue Reading »


State-of-the-art vessel Navigator Aurora to deliver ethane to Borealis in Stenungsund, Sweden

May 3, 2016

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, has signed a contract with Navigator Gas for the long-term time charter of the vessel Navigator Aurora. The naming ceremony took place at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, China, on 3 May 2016. The vessel was christened by Irene… Continue Reading »


Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam completes maintenance programme for fallpipe vessel Flintstone

April 26, 2016

The fallpipe vessel Flintstone has departed from Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, following a six-week programme of maintenance and repairs together with her first Special Survey. Owned and operated by the Tideway group of companies, a division of the Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME, the 155-metre, 20,000 tonne… Continue Reading »


WHOI Supports NTSB Search for El Faro Data Recorder

April 19, 2016

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will assist the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as it undertakes its second search for the vessel data recorder (VDR) of the sunken El Faro cargo ship.   The U.S. flagged El Faro sank during Hurricane Joaquin on October 1, 2015. All 33 of the El Faro’s crew perished… Continue Reading »


Basslink Repair Relies on Calm Sea and Good Weather

April 18, 2016

Basslink operator has informed that repair work on the cable continues to progress well, and that the interconnector remains on track to return to service in June as previously advised. Basslink’s cable repair vessel recently underwent planned modification works in Geelong which is necessary for it to carry out the next phase of the repair… Continue Reading »


DeepOcean Ghana Wins with Tullow

April 17, 2016

DeepOcean Ghana has been awarded a 3-year contract with options for two additional years, to provide a light construction vessel (LCV) to Tullow Ghana. Namley, DeepOcean Ghana has mobilized the DP2 ROV/construction vessel Dina Star with two DeepOcean Ghana-owned 220HP Constructor ROV systems, which started offshore activities mid March 2016. The scope of work includes inspection,… Continue Reading »


Pioneering Spirit Stinger Completed

April 13, 2016

A 150-meter steel structure that weighs about 4,200 tonnes was recently loaded out at Vlissingen yard. The structure is a stinger, a frame that will hang behind the “world’s largest” vessel the Pioneering Spirit. The stinger is used to lead the pipe to the bottom of the sea during the installation phase. Smulders was responsible for the… Continue Reading »


Skandi Açu Pipelay Vessel Christened

April 12, 2016

Huisman, together with VARD, DOF Subsea and Technip celebrated the christening of a pipe lay support vessel (PLSV), Skandi Açu, the Dutch specialist in lifting, drilling, and subsea solutions informed through its social media on Monday. The PLSV, equipped with Huisman’s 650mt flex-lay system and the 2,500mt and 1,500mt underdeck carousels, is designed for installation of… Continue Reading »

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