Bureau Veritas has issued new rules, including new class notations for pipelay vessels, accommodation units, offshore construction vessels and offshore support vessels.
When in port, the vessel can shut down its engines and rely on a shore based electrical supply for its needs at berth – so called “cold ironing”.
Estimating the number of vessels in lay-up is an imperfect science, however, using a big data approach VesselsValue can provide a valid estimation using the following methodology.
Rem Eir is the world’s largest LNG powered offshore supply vessel, built by Kleven Verft in Norway. Eir is the fourth PSV delivered from Kleven this year to enter into a Statoil chart.
Watch the video showing the crew of an offshore supply vessel performing dangerous task on deck in rough seas. Heavy waves washes away the crew on the deck as the ship pitches heavily over waves.
BAE systems recently launched first of the four platform supply vessels it’s building for marine services company Jackson Offshore Operators LLC. Watch the video of the launching ceremony inside.