U.S. House Considering Three Bills to Limit Offshore Drilling

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill to ban offshore oil and gas drilling off Florida, the first of three measures it is considering, which would also ban drilling off the Pacific coast and in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve. The first bill, sponsored by Representative Francis Rooney, a … [Read more...]

Atlantic Offshore Secures Two-Year Charter for ERRV Ocean Troll in UK North Sea

Offshore shipping company Atlantic Offshore has secured a two-year charter with Maersk Oil in the UK for the use of the Emergency Response and Rescue (ERRV) Ocean Troll. For the charter, which commenced in July 2017, Ocean Troll will provide emergency rescue and fire fighting services for Maersk Oil's Culzean project in the central North Sea. It is the first Fire Fighting … [Read more...]

Atlantic Offshore Scotland Ltd Secures Two Year Charter with Maersk Oil UK

Leading Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV) operator Atlantic Offshore Scotland Ltd, has secured a two-year firm charter with Maersk Oil UK. The company’s ERRV Ocean Troll, will provide Emergency Response and Rescue services for Maersk Oil’s Culzean project in the central North Sea. The Charter is the first Fire Fighting Class II (Fi-Fi II) ERRV to have operated in … [Read more...]

Atlantic Offshore Secures Future with Sale of Business

Norwegian shipowner Atlantic Offshore says it has secured its continued operation amid the weak offshore market with an agreement to sell the majority of its operations. The operations will be sold to Aegopodium AS, a newly established company owned 100% by H. Øgreid & Sønner AS. The consideration for the transaction is NOK 16.9 million, or just over US $2 … [Read more...]