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North Sea peak season gives offshore carriers a breather

Bustling activity in July on both sides of the North Sea gave the squeezed offshore carriers a small boost. In particular, vessels which move rigs had more to do, writes Clarksons Platou in a new market report.

The hard-pressed offshore carriers in the North Sea, of which several seem to be struggling for survival, noted a small boost over the summer in the form of increased activity and higher rates.

In a new market report, Clarksons Platou writes that the spot rates for OSVs, Offshore Supply Vessels, have been relatively high for the majority of July. In particular for anchor handling vessels, AHTS, on both sides of the North Sea and for supply vessels employed in the Norwegian sector.

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