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Taking stock of a rough year for offshore carriers

One fourth of the entire Norwegian offshore fleet – more than 170 ships – are idled entering 2017, following a year of continuous bad news continuously from the maritime sector in Norwegian offshore.

As 2017 begins, 172 offshore vessels are idle and unemployed, which means that roughly one fourth of Norway's entire fleet is without work.

This is evident in a calculation, according to Sysla Maritime and offshore.no, which took stock of the challenging year for Norwegian offshore carriers as well as the entire maritime sector in the oil industry.

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