Offshore – New Wind Foundation Installation Vessel ALFA LIFT launched in China – 28.02.2021

On Sunday 28th February, 2021 the semi-submersible heavy lift transportation and installation vessel ALFA LIFT was launched at the China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) Haimen Shipyard at Jiangsu, China for Norwegian based Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT). Designed by Ulstein, the ALFA LIFT is touted as the largest and most innovative offshore wind foundation installation vessel […]

Offshore – Vroon Secures £30 million contract – March 2020.

Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) has secured a three year contract extension with BP. The emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) VOS FAIRNESS (pictured), VOS DISCOVERY , VOS INNOVATOR and VOS VIGILANT will continue to provide support for BP’s assets in the North Sea and West of Shetland until 2023. The value of the contract is worth around £30 […]

Offshore – VOS PRELUDE awarded more work with Eni – 28.01.2020

Vroon Offshore Services has been awarded a charter for the platform support vessel VOS PRELUDE  by Eni in the UK. The vessel has been fixed for 31 months, and will support a decommissioning campaign in the southern sector of the North Sea. Further options are also available to Eni. Recently she completed a separate charter with […]

Offshore News – Atlantic Offshore won contact extensions – 10.07.2019

Atlantic Offshore has received contract extensions for three of its emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) – OCEAN TROLL; OCEAN OSPREY and OCEAN MARLIN. The company on Monday 8th July said it had won a contract extension with Total UK for the OCEAN TROLL (ERRV). The company said in a statement that the OCEAN TROLL […]

Offshore News – JUMBO Wins Decommissioning Project – 19.03.2019

Jumbo Maritime has been awarded an offshore decommissioning project in the North Sea by TAQA Energy BV, involving the removal, transportation and disposal of three subsea protection domes and piles. The removal operation will take place in the offshore series of fields located in the P15 block 35km North West of Hoek van Holland, Dutch […]

Offshore News – DOF awarded 3 new PSV contracts.

DOF has been awarded a two year contract by a major North Sea company for the platform supply vessel (PSV) SKANDI GAMMA with commencement in the first quarter of 2019. The company has also been awarded one year contract by the Southern North Sea (SNS) pool for the PSVs SKANDI CAPTAIN and SKANDI TEXEL. Commencement […]

Casualties – MSC ZOE lost containers in stormy weather – 01.01.2019

Authorities in Germany and the Netherlands are continuing to respond to the loss of an estimated 270 containers from the 396 metre container ship MSC ZOE in the North Sea due to stormy weather. Since the initial incident in German waters on Tuesday night, multiple containers have started washing up on the shore on the […]

Ship of the Week – HATHERLEIGH

The HATHERLEIGH  was originally named SUFFOLK PUNCH (LT 395) and was built in Lowestoft by the Shipyard of Richards Iron Works Ltd as Yard Number 461. She was launched on 4th March 1961. She was owned by Small and Co. The SUFFOLK PUNCH was one of five sister ships all of very similar design and […]