Tanker Rates Skyrocket To Fill Colonial Pipeline Shortages
By Elizabeth Low (Bloomberg) Oil tanker charter rates skyrocketed in the U.S. with refiners scrambling for ships to store fuel that has nowhere to go due to a cyberattack on...
Houston-based Bibby Subsea has signed a three year contract this week with Bordelon Marine to charter the Brandon Bordelon, a US-flagged ultra-light intervention vessel (ULIV). Bibby says their charter commences in August 2015 and will focus on subsea operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
The purpose built, high specification Brandon Bordelon is under construction at Bordelon Marine in Houma, Louisiana and once built, will feature a 60 ton active heave compensated crane, two work-class ROVs plus space for two on deck, and accommodations for 60 personnel to accomplish a variety of operations, including subsea IMR operations (inspection, maintenance and repair), light construction, survey and inspection work.
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