Bayou Blue Boneyards

The situation for Norwegian Offshore vessels are not rosy either, despite being mostly top modern and efficient, but also expensive to operate for the Owners(not necessarily for the Charterers)
Presently 106 vessels in layup and that does not include vessels outside the North sea area: http://maritime.no/opplagsregisteret/
Sorry, in Norwegian but Google Translate should suffice to get an understanding.

PS> I tried the translation; “Location in circulation” means “Layup position”. (Nobody should expect perfection)

[QUOTE=Fraqrat;176714]I remember during the bloodletting of 99 Turdwater had 120ish boats in bayou blue alone. The Larose yard had couple hundred more with various old company emblem on them. Zapata, Gulf Fleet,Mar Sea, Oil & Gas, Seahorse, Point Marine, Petrol Marine, it was like an OSV encyclopedia in there.[/QUOTE]

As foreign as some of these names will sound to the newcomers to the latest boom/bust cycle… what names will be forgotten from this bottom? ECO, Harvey, Jackson, Gulf Mark? Others if you care to speculate…

[QUOTE=ombugge;177909]The situation for Norwegian Offshore vessels are not rosy either, despite being mostly top modern and efficient, but also expensive to operate for the Owners(not necessarily for the Charterers)
Presently 106 vessels in layup and that does not include vessels outside the North sea area: http://maritime.no/opplagsregisteret/
Sorry, in Norwegian but Google Translate should suffice to get an understanding.

PS> I tried the translation; “Location in circulation” means “Layup position”. (Nobody should expect perfection)[/QUOTE]

Just in case somebody is interested in watching the North Sea market, here is a link that track the activity/inactivity: http://www.westshore.no/
Updated regularly.

At present there is a shortage of available AHT for rig moves due to a long period of bad weather just ended.
Spot rate of NOK 1.2 mill/day obtained for a 25432 Bhp AHTS: http://www.smp.no/naeringsliv/supply/2016/02/23/Ratehopp-i-Nordsjøen-12194998.ece

[QUOTE=ombugge;179883]Just in case somebody is interested in watching the North Sea market, here is a link that track the activity/inactivity: http://www.westshore.no/
Updated regularly.

At present there is a shortage of available AHT for rig moves due to a long period of bad weather just ended.
Spot rate of NOK 1.2 mill/day obtained for a 25432 Bhp AHTS: http://www.smp.no/naeringsliv/supply/2016/02/23/Ratehopp-i-Nordsjøen-12194998.ece[/QUOTE]

Wish they had a site like that for GOM.

[QUOTE=ombugge;179883]Spot rate of NOK 1.2 mill/day obtained for a 25432 Bhp AHTS: http://www.smp.no/naeringsliv/supply/2016/02/23/Ratehopp-i-Nordsjøen-12194998.ece[/QUOTE]

Wow! That’s an insane day rate.

[QUOTE=Capt. Phoenix;179910]Wow! That’s an insane day rate.[/QUOTE]

seems too high to me…that works out to $138k/day. In this market? I guess everything costs more in the North Sea

[QUOTE=Quimby;179896]Wish they had a site like that for GOM.[/QUOTE]

I believe the Broker System is not well developed for the GOM boat market yet.
Some of the major offshore brokers have set up shop in Houston, but more active on the rig market I believe.
Here is two I know of.
Clarkson Platou: http://www.clarksons.com/offices/usa/houston/
Fearnley Offshore: http://fearnleyoffshore.no/

Kind of off topic but dam the HP and bollard pull numbers on those AHTS makes most of the stuff we have in the GOM look like toys!

Would have to be much more powerful I would imagine in the North Sea. Tired of these scrawny GOM boats that have epileptic seizures in 8-10’ seas.

It is spring and things starts to happen again in the North Sea/ Norwegian Sea: http://offshore.no/sak/263730_draugen-kontrakt-til-island-offshore
Unfortunately not much for all the idle PSVs and large AHTS yet, but there are still hope.

More good news: http://maritime.no/kontrakter/jobb-frem-til-2018/
This will not bring any jobs for Norwegians, however, although this is a NOR-flag vessel now that will probably be change.

FYI: Australian rules require any vessel working offshore Australia to be fully manned with Aussies. They may retain the Master and key personnel, but on top of the Australian crew and at their own expense. (Would be wise. This is highly technical and expensive vessel)

[QUOTE=ombugge;182857]They may retain the Master and key personnel, but on top of the Australian crew and at their own expense.[/QUOTE]

The law specifically states that it has to be at the owners expense? I call bullshit. Any foreign vessel working in Australia will make the client pay for ALL the crew, including the Norwegians retained onboard.

[QUOTE=Capt. Phoenix;182886]The law specifically states that it has to be at the owners expense? I call bullshit. Any foreign vessel working in Australia will make the client pay for ALL the crew, including the Norwegians retained onboard.[/QUOTE]

In fact I have never heard of any Charters that pay for additional crew, unless requested by them. I know of several Owners that has paid to keep their own key personnel on board while in Australia.There used to be a lot of obstacles to do so though.
If you had inspected boats returning from there you would have known why they take the expense and hassle.

In today’s market the Owners will most likely just change flag and go with an all Australian crew, just to get the job. (18 months contracts are few and far between)

[QUOTE=ombugge;182901]In today’s market the Owners will most likely just change flag and go with an all Australian crew, just to get the job. (18 months contracts are few and far between)[/QUOTE]

I’ll grant you that. In this market contracts will be so tight that owners will likely barely make a profit, I doubt the clients will pay for extra crew (though the owners probably won’t either).

This photo was sent to us in April 2015 when Hornbeck had 18 OSVs stacked in Louisiana. Was supposed to grow past 30.

Next time I get down that way, I will try and remember to go over and snap a photo. . . . but whenever I am down there lately, I get distracted by this joint. . . .

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[QUOTE=ombugge;182857]It is spring and things starts to happen again in the North Sea/ Norwegian Sea: http://offshore.no/sak/263730_draugen-kontrakt-til-island-offshore
Unfortunately not much for all the idle PSVs and large AHTS yet, but there are still hope.

… [/QUOTE]

There ain’t much hope in Sunnemore right now mate.

[QUOTE=+A465B;183049]There ain’t much hope in Sunnemore right now mate.[/QUOTE]

Well if you know us Sunnmoringa as well as you claim, you know that we NEVER give up.
A Sunnmoring was thrown out of Hell, because Satan found him with a glow, trying to start for himself.

The fisheries and aquaculture business is booming. People will always need food.

If nobody wants sophisticated Offshore vessel, build Super Yachts, Mining vessels, Battery driven Ferries, or whatever.
Use the down time to develop ships and boats for the future, incl. Fishing vessel, Research Vessel, or even Autonomous Short Sea freighters.

Yeah I got all that around the dinner table.

Fishing is darned good but it ain’t 117 laid up offshore boats. And if you’re not a fisherman come up through the family, you’ll not be in the wheelhouse learning our secrets. A way will be found and I haven’t been outta work for a day, but the boys are telling me we need oil over $85 a bbl and 2019. If it weren’t for the strong side businesses in the district,like those you mention, my friends would all be screwed.

[QUOTE=+A465B;183052]Yeah I got all that around the dinner table.

Fishing is darned good but it ain’t 117 laid up offshore boats. And if you’re not a fisherman come up through the family, you’ll not be in the wheelhouse learning our secrets. A way will be found and I haven’t been outta work for a day, but the boys are telling me we need oil over $85 a bbl and 2019. If it weren’t for the strong side businesses in the district,like those you mention, my friends would all be screwed.[/QUOTE]

Some of the 117 boats in layup. These belonging to one of your friends in Fosnavaag?:

Nice photos. Not sure where they are, but you know. My family is from Buskerud, with a few mixed in from Hordaland, so that says it all. As for talking about the neighbors, you know it’s far too small a town to get into it one way or another.

In my travels I’ve seen a bunch of boats over by Alesund, more in Ulsteinvik and the WWS boats a bit to the south. Think I counted 19 by personal observation. Some seismic, some PSV, some construction. Didn’t see an AHTS, but was only lookin at what I was lookin at. Haven’t been out to Fosnavag recently. Need to go up in KW 22