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Authorities postpone key decision on sunken Maersk vessels

The Danish Maritime Authority will not complete its investigation of the sinking of two Maersk vessels before Christmas. The two offshore vessels sank off the coast of France a year ago. The investigation could result in police charges.

Offshore wind encourages Americans to build their own installation vessels

More new offshore wind farms may be on the way in the US, but that does not necessarily mean that the Jones Act, which hinders European players from carrying out installations on non-US vessels, will be done away with. Instead, there are indicators that US yards will build the necessary vessels themselves, says a US offshore wind researcher.

Solstad Farstad sells more vessels

Offshore carrier Solstad Farstad has sold four vessels within the past month as part of the ongoing cleanup at the company. And a Norwegian billionaire has sold one third of his shares in the company.

Offshore wind carrier Ziton to fight for market shares

The market for offshore wind is projected to experience massive growth ahead of 2020 in Europe alone. Still, Danish offshore service carrier Ziton is looking to maintain its dominant market position, CEO Thorsten Jalk tells ShippingWatch.

Bourbon Offshore hit by huge, new loss

Bourbon Offshore's operating deficit grew in step with the oil industry's lacking investments in the first half year. Despite a small improvement in offshore, the prices will remain strained, expects the carrier.

Subsea 7 orders ship in the Netherlands

The offshore and installation carrier has entered a deal with a Dutch shipbuilder for a new reel-lay vessel. The costs are expected to be less than USD 300 million, according to Subsea 7.

Inspector fired just a few months prior to Maersk wreck

Important knowledge was lost when a key employee was fired before the incident in which two Maersk Supply Service Vessels sank, notes a researcher of maritime safety – but the carrier denies that cost cutting played a part in the wreck.

Viking Supply doubts better market in 2018

Yet another bad quarter for offshore carrier Viking. Even though there are signs of an improved market in 2018, it is far from certain that this will benefit the carrier in the spot market, says CEO.

Rieber preparing for clean-up after the downturn in offshore

Following a USD 90 million deficit in 2016, the former Viking Supply Ships CEO Christian W. Berg will play a key part in turning developments around at Norwegian GC Rieber Shipping. ShippingWatch has interviewed Chairman Paul-Chr. Rieber about the opportunities facing the carrier.

Havila family buys stake in Norwegian offshore carrier

The Sævik family, known for Havila Shipping, has bought a stake in offshore carrier Volstad Maritime, based in Ålesund, Norway, report local media. "We wish to contribute to building a large and profitable subsea company," says Havila founder Per Sævik according to Sysla.

Subsea 7 projects rise in orders in first half of 2018

The offshore carrier achieved a higher revenue and improved bottom line in the second quarter. Recent acquisitions will contribute to a higher revenue for 2017 than last year, and the company expects a surge in orders in the strained offshore market.

Subsea 7 acquires assets from distressed peer

Offshore carrier Subsea 7 has acquired a series of assets from distressed peer EMAS Chiyoda Subsea. The purchase comes with an order backlog of USD 850 million and will strengthen the company's presence in the Middle East, says CEO.

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