Anchor handlers win work repositioning Transocean platform

Three anchor handling supply (AHTS) vessels have won spot employment from ConocoPhillips UK in repositioning a platform owned by Transocean, according to reports from broker Westshore.

The platform, Sedco 712, recently won a contract with the oil major for plugging and abandonment (P&A) of offshore oil wells in British waters of the North Sea, which will at least 12 months to complete.

Havila Shipping’s AHTS vessel Havila Venus (25,432 bhp) was today reported fixed at a daily rate of £8,500 for 14 days work, including remotely operated vehicle (ROV) provision.

The reported rate is a little below the average spot rate Westshore has recorded this month for AHTSs of over 18,000 bhp.

Another AHTS, Stril Challenger (17,250 bhp), which is owned by Simon Møkster Shipping, was reportedly fixed at the same rate for the fortnight.

Swire Pacific Offshore’s AHTS Pacific Champion (16,314 bhp) was fixed at £7,000 daily for the 14-day period, which is a little below Westshore’s average spot rate recorded during October so far for AHTSs of between 15,000 to 17,999 bhp.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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