A massive supply of offshore vessels in the North Sea operating in a weak rate environment now makes Maersk Supply Service idle more anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTS). The carrier has now idled a total of four vessels, and more could follow.
"We are idling another two AHTS' because we can see that the current supply exceeds the demand causing unrealistically low daily rates. The move involves Maersk Advancer and Maersk Assister. We have previously idled Maersk Shipper and Maersk Tackler, and all four vessels will be tied up in Invergordon, Scotland,":