Oslo: Teekay has been in contact with local unions in Norway saying it will cut staff. Up to 80 officers must go, predominantly Scandinavians.
Ove R. Nielsen, from the Norwegian Seafarer Officer Union, has confirmed the cuts.
“I know about the Teekay situation… We have many owners who have had to withdraw their ships or send their ships out in a failing spot market, it is not pretty out there,” he said.
Teekay’s North Sea fleet is being reduced by three vessels that no longer can be used as shuttle tankers. One vessel is being sold, another will be converted to a storage vessel while the shuttle tanker, Rand Grid, has set sail for Singapore, to be converted to a floating storage and offloading unit (FSO) for the Gina Krog field.