Fatal accident triggers criticism of Maersk Drilling
Rig company Maersk Drilling was harshly criticized by the Norwegian authorities, which discovered "severe deficiencies" during their preliminary investigation of last year's fatal accident on a rig. Maersk Drilling confirmed to ShippingWatch that it has been informed of the criticism in a notice, and that the company will now comply.
Swede's Sirius risks fine
Tanker carrier Sirius Shipping pleads not guilty for using foreign seafarers without work permits on Danish-flagged vessels in a principal court case that could go all the way to a European Court of Justice, the carrier's Managing Director Jonas Backman told ShippingWatch.
Nordic Tankers sells joint venture
Crystal Nordic, which Nordic Tankers established with partners just two years ago, has been sold to chemical tanker carrier John T. Essberger in Hamburg.
"We made a deal at what we feel is a good price," Nordic Tankers CEO, Per Sylvester Jensen, told ShippingWatch.
Smiles returning to Norwegian oil city
In the wake of last year's downturn, a change of attitude seems to be arising among oil and gas companies in Norway's Stavanger, as they expect major growth in revenue and employment, according to a growth forecast.
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