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During the first week of 2018, Maersk Drilling received criticism from Norwegian authorities after a fatal accident, while Nordic Tankers sold a joint venture to a German carrier. And optimism seems to be returning to offshore, not least Norway's oil capital Stavanger.

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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.

Maersk Drilling gets criticism after fatal accident

Swede's Sirius risks fine

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Jonas Backman, Sirius Shipping. PR-foto Photo: Sirius Shipping

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.

Swedish carrier risks fine for breaching Danish immigration law

 

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Per Sylvester, Nordic Tankers. PR-foto: Nordic Tankers Photo: Nordic Tankers

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.

Essberger to move Crystal Nordic from Copenhagen to Hamburg

CEO defends Nordic Tankers' divestment in weak market

Partners sell Crystal Nordic to German operator

 

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Foto: Colourbox Photo: Colourbox

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.

Surprising growth forecast suggests recovery in Norway's oil capital

Oil price climbs after turmoil in Iran

 

Make sure to read about Ramboll, MAN Diesel & Turbo and Endofa as well:

MAN Diesel & Turbo hit by maritime crisis

Ramboll merges oil and gas with renewables

Executives leave Danish bunker company Endofa

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