• 2018 August 9 10:09

    Prosafe issues operational update for Q2 2018

    The fleet utilisation rate in the second quarter of 2018 was 45.8 per cent (Q2 2017: 38.5 per cent), Prosafe announces in its press release.

    The Safe Scandinavia Tender Support Vessel (TSV) was in full operation for Equinor (formerly Statoil) at Oseberg East in Norway until the firm contract period finished at the end of June 2018. After completing the contract for Equinor, Safe Scandinavia is currently undertaking preparatory work for a five year special period survey at Invergordon. On 6 July, Aker BP awarded Prosafe a contract to provide accommodation support using the Safe Scandinavia at the Ula platform in Norway with operations scheduled to commence from mid-August 2018 for a firm period of seven months with eight one-month options.

    Safe Caledonia commenced a five-month contract for BP at the Clair Ridge platform in the UK on 22 May and was in operation throughout the second quarter. On 6 August 2018, BP exercised a one-month option to extend the charter of the Safe Caledonia. The firm operational period will now continue through to end November 2018.

    Safe Notos commenced a three-year and 222-day contract for Petrobras in Brazil on 7 December 2016 and was fully contracted in the quarter.

    Safe Boreas continued the contract with Equinor (formerly Statoil) at the Mariner installation in the UK and was in full operation throughout the quarter. On 19 July 2018, Equinor UK Limited exercised the first of six one-month options, thereby extending Safe Boreas’ operational period through to early October 2018.

    Safe Zephyrus commenced a 12-month contract for Equinor at Johan Sverdrup in Norway in early May 2018 and was in operation throughout the quarter.

    Safe Concordia remained at the yard in Curacao and is currently undertaking some maintenance work before mobilising to Brazil. On 17 July 2018, Prosafe was awarded a contract by MODEC for the provision of the Safe Concordia to support their FPSO operations in Brazil. The firm period of the contract is 200 days with on-site operations planned to commence in September 2018

    Regalia, Safe Bristolia and Safe Astoria were idle in the quarter. Regalia and Safe Bristolia are laid-up in Norway while Safe Astoria is laid-up in Indonesia.

    On 3 August 2018, Prosafe announced that it had reached a commercial solution with Cosco for the three completed vessels that currently reside in COSCO’s Qidong shipyard in China. The agreement includes cost of vessels, delivery flexibility and yard financing. Please refer to full details in the announcement from 3 August 2018.

    On 8 March 2018, the Stavanger City Court issued its judgement in favour of Prosafe in respect of the dispute between Westcon Yards AS (Westcon) and Prosafe Rigs Pte. Ltd. relating to the conversion of the Safe Scandinavia into a tender support vessel. The Court ordered Westcon to pay NOK 344 million plus interest and NOK 10.6 million legal costs. On 19 April 2008, Westcon appealed the court judgement. Prosafe filed a counter appeal on 28 May 2018.

    Prosafe is a leading owner and operator of semi-submersible accommodation vessels. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with ticker code PRS.




2018 October 22

15:34 Nornickel’s Polar Transportation Division carried 2.4 million tonnes of cargo in navigation season 2018
15:10 ESPO congratulates Port of Valencia, Ports of Bremen, Port of Moerdijk and Port of Tangier for renewing Ecoports’ Environmental Standard
14:17 Sovcomflot named a finalist in four different categories of 2018 Lloyd’s List Global Awards
13:55 Onezhsky Shipyard delivered ice-class buoy tender named Fortuna
13:23 Pavilion Energy and BW ink deal for long-term charter of two Singapore-flagged LNG newbuilds
12:58 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 21,455 in RF spot market
12:36 LUKOIL BoD recommends interim dividend amount
12:13 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 9M’18 down 1.5% Y-o-Y to 37.46 million tonnes
11:51 Power of gender diversity on the agenda at Seatrade Maritime Middle East
11:32 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.6% to 14.69 million TEUs in Jan-Sep’18
11:09 Abu Dhabi Ports collaborates with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company on international blockchain solution Silsal
10:50 Port of Singapore throughput in 9M’18 grew by 0.9% Y-o-Y to 470.49 million tonnes
10:28 Brent Crude futures price up 0.69% to $80.34, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.68% to $69.76
10:09 NYK PCTC receives special award from the Association for Rescue at Sea
09:47 STLC to obtain additional RUB 5.9 billion of federal subsidies in 2018
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,765 points
09:06 ABS awards AIP to HHI’s standardized FPSO topside
08:08 DP World, UAE Region wins Terminal Operator of the Year at Maritime Standards Awards
06:22 ABS awards AIP to HHI’s deepwater FLNG hull

2018 October 21

08:54 20,000 TEU COSCO SHIPPING Sagittarius named in Shanghai
08:50 CFO Paul Smits leaves the Port of Rotterdam Authority
07:52 COSCO SHIPPING starts shipment of Toyota exhibits

2018 October 20

08:47 Boskalis, Van Hattum en Blankevoort and Mobilis construct deep-sea quay for the new HES Hartel Tank Terminal at Maasvlakte
08:10 Navios Partners announce filing of F - 1 for direct listing of Navios Containers
08:06 Maersk Line increases FAK rates for Northern Europe to Middle East and ISC trade
08:04 U.S. Navy contracts Austal to order materials for EPF 13
07:44 EU Commission launches the European Network of U-space Demonstrators

2018 October 19

18:42 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and the Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
18:07 Stena Line's battery hybrid vessel completes its first month of operation
17:56 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
17:35 Port of Gdansk participated in the CILF 2018 fair in China
17:11 Gdansk pays a visit to Singapore
16:57 Testbed established for Internet of Ships Open Platform
16:48 Finland’s Water Transport Act aims to improve safety and increases preparedness for the future
16:26 World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel “Kairos” started its voyage to Europe
16:04 KN will motivate its employees with the company's shares
15:42 New Falck training centre on the Maasvlakte officially openes
15:20 Seimas members visiting Klaipėda discussed benefits provided by LNG terminal
14:59 Ukraine plans dredging of 16.33 million cbm of material in 2019
14:37 UN agencies delivering on maritime security
14:15 Hapag-Lloyd starts new Red Sea service
14:00 Atomflot: shipments from Arctic LNG and Yamal LNG to be assisted by diesel and gas powered icebreakers
13:31 MOL's newbuilt LNG carrier "MARVEL EAGLE" to transport LNG from Cameron project in U.S.
13:11 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard launches POSS-115 Project tug
13:05 BigLift Barentsz sails Northern Sea route for Pioneering Spirit
12:48 Glavgosexpertiza approves reconstruction of KSK grain terminal to increase its capacity to 4 million tonnes
12:22 Q&A with ImageSat International released ahead of SMi’s 4th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference
12:05 FESCO wins tender for supplying Indian Research Stations in Antarctica in 2019
11:43 Competition for designing and construction of LNG-powered icebreaker to be announced in late 2018 - early 2019
11:20 North Sea Giant turns to The Switch EBL technology
10:54 NOVATEK to place four FLNG facilities on the Northern Sea Route
10:31 RF Navy’s major amphibious ship Ivan Gren enters North Sea
10:07 Port of Vancouver closes 2018 cruise season
09:56 Brent Crude futures price up 0.4% to $79.61, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.35% to $68.89
09:38 Tackling maritime emissions - IMO rolls out ship and port toolkits
09:29 Expert forecasts more favorable ice situation on Northern Sea Route for 30 years ahead
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,565 points
09:07 Hapag-Lloyd, CMA-CGM and COSCO enhance GEM service - covering Mediterranean with the Middle East / ISC
08:37 Samskip launches Netherlands-Italy multimodal rail service
08:07 SEA\LNG submits open comment on the draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Puget Sound LNG facility