Altantic Offshore PSV Gets Artist’s Touch

Photo courtesy Atlantic Offshore
Photo courtesy Atlantic Offshore

Norwegian offshore supply shipowner Atlantic Offshore can now boast that it is the owner of the “coolest looking” vessel in the North Sea following the delivery and painting of the new Ocean Art PSV this week in Stavanger, Norway.

Altantic Offshore came up with the idea almost by chance as the Ocean Art’s delivery and christening during the ONS offshore energy conference in Stavanger just happen to coincide with the Nuart street art festival.

Polish street artist Mariusz “M-City” Waras agreed to take on the project and spent three days this week painting the vessel in the lead-up to the christening on Thursday.

Atlantic Offshore took delivery of the Ocean ArtĀ from the Kleven shipyard in Myklebust, Norway. The vessel is the second of two VS 485 MKIII L design ordered by Atlantic Offshore from Kleven.

The Ocean Art will now commence a 6-year contract with Statoil in the North Sea.

So what do you think of the hull art?

"M-City" at work on the Ocean Art PSV. Photo courtesy Atlantic Offshore
“M-City” at work on the Ocean Art PSV. Photo courtesy Atlantic Offshore
Photo courtesy Nuart Festival
Photo courtesy Nuart Festival