Axis Offshore: We're sticking to hotel vessel order

The new hotel vessel for J. Lauritzen's joint venture with Norwegian HitecVision on hotel ships will stay in the orderbook. "Axis Offshore remains the best owner and operator of this vessel," the company's CEO tells ShippingWatch.

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Axis Offshore, J. Lauritzen's joint venture with Norwegian private equity fund HitecVision aimed at operating hotel vessels for the offshore industry, has reached agreement with Chinese shipbuilder Cosco Qidong Offshore to postpone the delivery of hotel ship Axis Nova to July 15th 2016.

The order for Axis Nova, a so-called semi-submersible accommodation vessel, could even end up being canceled, reported Tradewinds on Friday.

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