DOF Subsea Charters Jones Act Vessel for Gulf of Mexico Contracts

MV Chloe Candies. Photo (c) Otto Candies
MV Chloe Candies. Photo courtesy Otto Candies

Norwegian owner DOF Subsea says it has entered into an agreement with Louisiana’s Otto Candies for the charter of the Jones Act compliant IMR vessel, MV Chloe Candies, after having been awarded several contracts in North America.

DOF Subsea says the charter agreement is for a firm period of one year plus one year option, which will commence beginning of March 2014. The vessel will be operated by DOF Subsea North America to execute subsea projects in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, DOF Subsea said.

DOF Subsea North America has also entered into a contract securing utilization of the vessel Chloe Candies for 5 + 2 months. In addition, DOF Subsea North America has entered into a contract utilizing Harvey Deep-Sea for 3 months, plus 2 months options, DOF said in a statement.

DOF Subsea CEO, Mons S. Aase, said that he is very pleased with the recent contract awards, which will further strengthen DOF Subsea’s market position in the Gulf of Mexico.

Built by Candies Shipbuilders in Houma, LA in 2006, the MV Chloe Candies is well suited for range of Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR), Survey and Light Construction services.

The DP2 vessel is equipped with a 100 ton hydramarine offshore crane, 8,000ft² of deck space, a 250 HP Hercules MK3 ROV, and is capable of working at water depths up to 10,000ft.