AHTS Siem Emerald; Source: Siem Offshore

Norwegian shipping player’s vessel going to South America

Norwegian vessel operator Sea1 Offshore, former Siem Offshore, has won a deal in South America with an undisclosed company for one of its anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels.

AHTS Siem Emerald; Source: Siem Offshore

Siem Offshore changed its name to Sea1 Offshore following the exit of Kristian Siem and the divestment of nine vessels to Siem Sustainable Energy and related companies. The list of sold ships includes three AHTS, four platform supply vessels (PSVs), and two offshore subsea construction vessels (OSCVs).

Thanks to a medium-term contract for 200 days firm plus options, the AHTS Siem Emerald will work in South America for an unnamed offshore construction company, which Sea1 Offshore has described as a major one. The AHTS will start this assignment at the end of May.

Prior to this, the vessel was serving the North Sea market. The 2009-built AHTS Siem Emerald is of VS 491 CD design with a cargo deck area of 800 m2. This ship can accommodate up to 60 people.

Over the past few months, Sea1 Offshore has been winning new deals for its vessels and extending existing ones. The most recent contract extension was secured for a 2009-built diesel-electric driven multipurpose support vessel (MPSV).

The additional work for the vessel came shortly after the Norwegian shipping player landed new deals for two platform supply vessels off the coast of Brazil.