OSV reuse better than scrapping?

I think that was a mudboat owned by Seahorse. I believe it was operated by another company under SIU contract.

I posted about an early repurposed OSV in an other thread not so long ago, the BB Lifter: (Still going strong)


Originally the Forties Moon, built 1973

Sounds about right, I know they (Father and son) were both SIU at the time. Mid 70’sor so.

Repurposed Seismic Vessel Veritas Viking II:


http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1678013
Has become the Floatel Wind Innovation:

On January 4, the floatel WIND INNOVATION has arrived in the seaport of Den Helder, the Netherlands. Photo: maritiemdenhelder.eu ©

The rebuilt ship is used to accommodate and transfer service personnel working on offshore wind farms. The rebuild project was carried out at the Fayard AS shipyard in Denmark and was completed during the first quarter of 2016:
https://c-bed.com/ms-wind-innovation

DOF AHTS Skandi Admiral, 253 tbp, built. as Northern Admiral for Trico Shipping A/S in 1999 has been sold for scrapping:
http://www.dofman.no/en-GB/DOF-Fleet/AHTS/Skandi-Admiral

She was towed to Green Yard Kleven yesterday, where she will be recycled:


Offshoreveteran :“Skandi Admiral” on her last sail on Tuesday morning, just outside Skeide, before heading to Green Yard Kleven. The offshore veteran will be recycled. PHOTO: OLE-OTTAR KARLSEN HØGSTAVOLL, VIKEBLADET VESTPOSTEN

Just to completely off-topic: If you’re going to be shooting pool in a port bar I recommend Vung-Tao, the girls will beat you at pool all the same but at least they won’t break a pool cue over your head because your ABs are making more than they do :wink:

These days there are few yards in the Netherlands that are not owned by Damen, they own the old ADSM yard in Amsterdam (the one in the video) but also the “Oranje werf” accross central station, in Rotterdam they’ve taken over the Feijenoord werf and Van Brink shiprepair, in Flushing the Scheldewerf, the yard in Harlingen (not sure of the name) and probably a few more. Even the one in Willemstad Curacao is owned by them these days.

I think Niestern en Sanders in Delfzijl may still be independent - propped up by the local coastal shipping family businesses who have a somewhat longer view of doing business and don’t want to be fully dependent on one supplier.

Vessels waiting for work in Bergen


At the beginning of 2021, more than 200 ships were in layup along the coast of Norway. Now it will be easier to scrap redundant ships. This photo was taken in April 2020 at Vågen in the center of Bergen.
Photo: Bjørn Erik Larsen

Tidewater had vessels 20 deep in Batam, with one supplying power

The Skandi Admiral seems a waste of a relatively powerful tug.

It could have made a good emergency standby tug somewhere in the world. The Egyptians could have bought it and another similar one and kept them at each end of the canal in case of another grounding.

Might take a bit to get it in a reasonable condition, but it would only need to be in such a condition to use it in an emergency and not for regular work.

Many maritime grounding incidents seem to be exacerbated because it takes so long for powerful tugs to arrive, they only have little baby harbour tugs locally with a bollard pull of about 60 tons.

If countries near shipping lanes bought these powerful tugs going for scrap they could use sub-contract them to do commercial work or use them as training vessels ready to be used in a grounding.

There was a recent near grounding in Norway that was party only prevented because they had a great tug like the Normand Drott nearby to save the day. Other parts of the world aren’t so lucky to have fantastic AHTS nearby, could take a long time for them to arrive.

The modern tractor tug beloved by bean counters is restricted to operating in a swell of less than two metres and has no accommodation beyond a mess to have lunch.

More OSVs disappearing from the Norwegian owned fleet:

Not sure what the AHTS will be doing and where.
The PSV will be used in the aquaculture industry somewhere.