Offshore Vessel Charters News Roundup | August 4 – Accommodation contracts in the Americas, subsea support charter in Brazil, new heavy transporter for Norwegian operator

Aker Wayfarer (Photo: AKOFS Offshore)

Accommodation platforms have secured additional work in Brazil and Trinidad as a Norwegian subsea support provider will deploy one of its multi-role vessels to South America. A Chinese-built and -owned heavy transport ship will operate under a bareboat contract in Europe.

Petrobras taps AKOFS Offshore vessel for subsea support

Oslo-based AKOFS Offshore has been selected to continue operating the subsea equipment support vessel (SESV) Aker Wayfarer for Petrobras in Brazil.

The duration of the contract is approximately four years starting from the first half of 2023.

Aker Wayfarer will be used to provide marine services and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services.

Seaway 7 charters Chinese-owned heavy transport ship

Seaway Swan (Photo: Seaway 7)

Seaway 7 has taken delivery of a new semi-submersible heavy transport vessel as part of a bareboat contract with Chinese shipowner the United Faith Group.

Under the charter, United Faith’s heavy transport vessel Xin Qun 3 has been renamed Seaway Swan. The 50,000DWT, DP2-equipped vessel will be used to load larger and longer cargo such as XXL monopiles as well as modules that would typically need to be skidded on and off the vessel over the stern.

Seaway Swan will be used for float-over operation projects, feeder duties alongside installation vessels, and offshore (subsea) construction support.

Petrobras charters OOS accommodation vessel

OOS Tiradentes (Photo: OOS International)

Netherlands-based OOS International and CIMC/Ocean Challenger have been awarded a four-year contract by Petrobras for the semi-submersible accommodation vessel OOS Tiradentes.

The charter will commence in the second quarter of 2023 in continuation of the present contract.

BP extends Prosafe vessel charter in Trinidad and Tobago

Safe Concordia (Photo: Prosafe)

BP Trinidad and Tobago has exercised all four weeks of options for the Prosafe accommodation vessel Safe Concordia to continue providing gangway connected operations.

The contract is now firm through September 2022. The vessel will continue operating in support of BP’s activities at the Cassia C development offshore Trinidad.

The total value of the contract extensions is approximately US$3.5 million.

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