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Maersk Supply Service idles more ships in the North Sea

Extremely low daily rates make Maersk Supply Service idle two more ships in the North Sea. "We cannot rule out that it might be necessary to idle more ships," Søren Karas, Commercial and Strategy Officer at Maersk Supply Service, tells ShippingWatch.

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,":

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