Atlantic Offshore lays up anchor handler after 30-year run with Statoil ends

Norway’s Atlantic Offshore has laid up 1984-built AHTS Ocean King after its contract with Statoil was left to expire.

Statoil has utilise the vessel since 1986, but decided not to take up a final 12-month option it had on the vessel.

The Ocean King is owned by Ocean LanHoy KS and managed by Atlantic Offshore. It was renamed when it was sold in 2006, having originally been named Viking Queen and owned by Eidesvik.

It was most recently serving at the Norne field based out of Sandnessjøen.


Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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