Wartsila conducts remote control operations with OSV

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017—Smart shipping is edging closer to reality. One recent test conducted by Wärtsilä demonstrated the viability of remotely operating an platform supply vessel in the North Sea from 5,000 miles

PSV to get batteries and a five year Statoil contract

JUNE 27, 2017 — A SolstadFarstad ASA platform supply vessel is to be installed with an energy storage system, gaining it the DNV-GL notation “Battery Power.” The upgrade is being made under

LNG-fueled PSV awarded four-year contract

JUNE 2, 2017 — Solstad Offshore ASA (SOFF) has been awarded a long-term contract for the PSV Normand Leader by ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS. The contract has a duration of four years, with

RSV retrofit includes world’s first hybrid subsea crane

MAY 19, 2017 — A platform supply vessel that is currently being converted into a ROV Support Vessel (RSV) is to be equipped with a new patented Rolls-Royce dual draglink (DDC) subsea

EVOL LNG carries out Australia’s first LNG bunkering

FEBRUARY 20, 2017 — Australia’s first commercial LNG bunkering took place January 23 at Kings Bay Supply Base, Dampier, Western Australia. Under an agreement with Woodside Energy, EVOL LNG, part of Wesfarmers

Siem cancels dual-fuel PSV on order at Polish shipyard

DECEMBER 14, 2016 — Norway’s Siem Offshore today said that it had canceled the third in a series of four dual fueled platform supply vessels of VS 4411 DF design on order

First Norwegian vessel gains Polar Code certification

DECEMBER 6, 2016 — A Simon Møkster Shipping AS platform supply vessel, M/V Stril Polar, is the first Norwegian vessel to comply with new IMO Polar Code, receiving the first polar ship

Deep Sea Supply ups 2015 loss by $31 million

APRIL 26, 2015 — First the good news, now the not so. Yesterday, John Fredriksen controlled Deep Sea Supply (DESS) reported that four of its platform supply vessels had found work. Today,

Deep Sea Supply PSVs find work

APRIL 25, 2016 — John Fredriksen controlled Deep Sea Supply has been awarded a clutch of platform supply vessel contracts. They include a contract for two years firm, plus three yearly options,

GulfMark settles dispute over newbuild Jones Act PSVs

MARCH 15, 2016 — GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:GLF) today announced that a settlement has been reached in dispute resolution proceedings with a U.S. shipyard [BAE Systems, Mobile, AL] over two PSV ordered