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Farstad AHTS wins contract with Woodside

Woodside Energy has chartered Farstad Shipping’s anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel Far Senator (24,371 bhp) for 17 months, commencing in June.

The contract includes options, but Farstad declined to disclose the charter rate or any further details.

Woodside has also awarded Siem Offshore with several AHTS contracts in recent weeks. The Australian oil and gas producer has just announced it will suspend development of its Browse LNG project, which would have seen three FLNG facilities installed near Broome in Western Australia.

The 2013-built Far Senator has been trading in the spot market since completing its last term contract in November 2015. The vessel’s latest AIS update shows the ship was at anchor in Singapore as of March 8.

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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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