DOF Subsea charters third Jones Act vessel

IMR vessel Ross Candies was built by Dakota Creek Industries, Anacortes, WA IMR vessel Ross Candies was built by Dakota Creek Industries, Anacortes, WA

MARCH 20, 2014 — DOF Subsea, a subsidiary of Norway's DOF ASA, has chartered a third Jones Act vessel to support ongoing operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

Following on from the recent charter of the Chloe Candies, DOF Subsea has entered into an agreement with Otto Candies for the charter of the Jones Act compliant vessel Ross Candies for a firm period of one year. The charter period commenced mid-March 2014, with the intent to utilize the vessel to support operations for existing North American clients in the GOM.

On completion of ROV and survey spread mobilization, the Ross Candies is committed to undertake some light construction and IMR projects for different clients, as a replacement vessel for first Jones Act vessel chartered by DOF Subsea, the Harvey Deep-Sea, which is now committed for the next five months.

In addition, DOF Subsea Survey and Positioning has been awarded a Master Service Agreement extension of two years with Seaway Heavy Lifting for the provision of positioning services onboard its Stanislav Yudin and Oleg Strashnov crane vessels.

CEO, Mons S. Aase stated that "I am very pleased with the addition of the ROSS Candies to the Groups' fleet, which further strengthens DOF Subsea's market position in the Gulf of Mexico.

"Further, DOF Subsea's survey and positioning division continues to grow, with work being secured internationally. This MSA has highlighted our capabilities in offshore construction support in the oil and gas and renewables sectors."