OSV reuse better than scrapping?

The DIAMOND passing through Kiel Canal heading for Kiel Photo: Frank Behling ©

Seven Solstad vessels goes for Green Scrapping in Norway:

what does green recycling mean?

Or you want the “official” explanation?:

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so they wear PPE and promise not to throw anything back in the sea
Follow the law that has always been there.
Hazadous materials are disposed of, whatever that means
But the shareholders love that word green

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Florida Express ex Calvin Bayne departing Port Everglades.

Not in the same class as the above, neither in age nor in hope for future glory.

Today the AHTS Far Sovereign, blt. 1999 left her layup position after 5 years and headed to Green Yard Kleven for recycling.
For her short final voyage (5 hrs.) she had the indignity of being towed by the tug BB Worker:

Last voyage: The former Farstad boat “Far Sovereign” on its last voyage on Friday. Here the anchor handling ship is towed out along the Hessafjord

PS> She was one of seven Solstad vessels sold for recycling, as announced in Oct. this year:

Seen here when in layup (2016):

AHTS vessels in layup in 2016. Far Searcher (behind left), Far Serenade, Far Service (hidden), Far Server (hidden), Far Statesman (front left), Far Sigma and Far Sovereign. (w/helideck)
Illustration photo: Svein Ove Ekornesvåg / NTB scanpix / NPK
Still in layup July,2020:

In her glory days:

The anchor handling vessel Far Sovereign once belonged to the world’s largest offshore shipping company, Farstad, before it became part of Solstad Offshore in 2017 in the wake of the 2014 oil price fall. The ship was built in 1999.
(Photo: Solstad Offshore)

One more ship is leaving long term layup here in Ålesund:

Last trip:Volstad Maritime’s “Geco Bluefin” and the tugboat “Boa Odin” are getting ready for towing at Hessa in Ålesund on Thursday. The last trip for the seismic vessel goes to Fosen.

From smp.no today:
This has been a long and faithful servant since the early 80’s, and now it was time for recycling, says Eirik Syversen, who is CFO of Volstad Maritime.
On Thursday, towline was put on board the “Geco Bluefin”, and the boat is now being towed to Fosen recycling yard for scrapping, or more correctly; recycling.

“Geco Bluefin” was originally delivered as a fishing boat in 1980. Syversen states that Volstad Maritime took over the boat in 1999, after it was converted to a seismic vessel. It then went straight to work for Geco (later WesternGeco).
It worked there for the same customer until 2016 and has since been in layup, Syversen states.

Here is an FSV that has found a new occupation; space junk catcher: