Viking lays up three platform supply vessels

Viking Supply Ships has laid up three of its platform supply vessels “due to a continued weak PSV market”, the owner said today.

The vessels are the Idun Viking (3,300 dwt, built 2003), Frigg Viking (3,300 dwt, built 2003) and Nanna Viking (3,677 dwt, built 2006).

“The vessels’ crew is provided by an external ship manager and the decision will consequently not have any impact for crew employed in Viking Supply Ships,” the company said, adding it would support its ship manager in finding alternative vessels for the crew onboard those being laid-up.

Viking said it expects the decision to reduce its operational costs from the fourth quarter this year, but the full effects will be reflected in the first quarter 2016 onwards.

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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