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Spot rates on the rise for supply vessels in the North Sea

Spot rates on chartering an AHTS in the North Sea have seen a significant increase lately, analyst tells Norwegian newspaper.

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It’s become significantly more expensive to charter an anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel in the North Sea lately.

Jesper Skjong, analyst with Fearnley Offshore Supply, even goes so far as to tell Norwegian business media Finansavisen that ”the spot market is completely on fire,” with day rates on AHTS chartering having surged to around NOK 2m (USD 211,000) in a short time.

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