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 »


Bibby Offshore in North Sea Decom Contract

April 6, 2016

Bibby Offshore has secured a contract with a North Sea operator, to deliver decommissioning operations in the Northern North Sea East Shetland Basin. The company will utilize one of its construction support vessels for the project, due to start in Q2 of 2016 and be completed by the end of 2016. Bibby Offshore will carry out remedial rock… Continue Reading »


Hydrex Dives Twice in Mexico

April 5, 2016

Last month Hydrex performed underwater thruster operations on two vessels simultaneously in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Repairs were carried out on both azimuth thrusters of an FPSO, while the blade and shaft seals of the stern thruster of a 180-meter heavy load carrier were replaced. The stern thruster tunnel of the heavy load carrier was sealed off with… Continue Reading »


James Fisher Seals $273 M Submarine Rescue Deal in India

March 29, 2016

James Fisher Defence, part of James Fisher and Sons (JFS), has been awarded a £193 million ($273 million )contract by the Indian Navy for the long-term provision of its submarine escape and rescue capability. The contract entails the design and production of two complete submarine rescue systems for £83m by December 2018 and will be… Continue Reading »


Bibby Offshore Awards IMES Rigging and Wire Rope Gig

March 27, 2016

Subsea services specialist Bibby Offshore has awarded a frame agreement for rigging equipment inspection and wire rope management to Aberdeen-based marine and subsea business IMES. The agreement, potentially worth a seven-figure sum, has a duration of three years with a further two, one-year options. IMES executive chairman, Rod Buchan, said: “This agreement from a major… Continue Reading »


HMAS Mermaid Surveys Minesweeper Wreck Off OZ

March 21, 2016

Royal Australian Navy’s survey motor launch HMAS Mermaid made a small detour while conducting hydrographic survey work in Far North Queensland to carry out a condition assessment of the wreck of HMAS Warrnambool. The Bathurst-class minesweeper was clearing a mine-field in the Great Barrier Reef when on 13 September 1947 she struck a live mine… Continue Reading »


Van Oord Acquires Gemini Sonars from Tritech

March 20, 2016

Van Oord has purchased a suite of Gemini 720is multibeam imaging sonars from Tritech International. The Gemini 720is sonars, combined with Gemini SeaTec software, will be used on Van Oord’s Stingray. The system will also be used for obstacle avoidance on rock dump vessels. Vanessa Venida, Chief Surveyor, said: “We tested the Gemini 720id to discover… Continue Reading »


A2SEA Dumps CT Offshore

March 19, 2016

Danish offshore wind farm installation and services company A2SEA has decided to focus its business solely on installation of offshore foundations and turbines. As a result, A2SEA’s cable installation subsidiary CT Offshore will not be taking on any more projects and, according to the company, all vessels and equipment will be sold. Due to this shift in priorities a… Continue Reading »


Seaspan Inks Two Vessel Deals

March 17, 2016

Canadian Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Honourable Judy M. Foote, announced the signing of two new contracts valued at more than USD 65.4 million with Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards. The contracts are for the construction of the Canadian Coast Guard’s Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV) and the Royal Canadian Navy’s Joint Support Ships (JSS). “Today is… 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 »

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