17 June 2020
Maersk Supply Service has sold two of its Anchor Handler Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS) as of 12 June 2020
Due to the current market situation and the global over-supply of offshore supply vessels, Maersk Supply Service has decided to divest two of its older assets.
“As a response to the recent downturn in the oil and gas industry, we have re-evaluated our fleet composition and future fleet deployment. As we expect insufficient commercial opportunities for Maersk Advancer and Maersk Asserter, we have concluded that a sale of these assets is the most attractive solution. With this, we continue to take active steps to right-sizing the supply side of the market that the OSV industry needs for a sustainable recovery,” says Chief Commercial Officer of Maersk Supply Service Carsten Gram Haagensen.
The vessels have been sold to an international buyer and will be modified for use in a non-competing industry.
In 2016, Maersk Supply Service set out to reduce its fleet in response to the global over-supply of offshore support vessels. The divested vessels have been either recycled or modified by their new owners to compete outside of the offshore supply vessel segment. In total, 26 PSV and AHTS vessels have since the 2016 left Maersk Supply Service’s fleet. After the recent sale, 41 vessels are in the fleet.
About Maersk Supply Service
Maersk Supply Service is a leading provider of marine services and integrated solutions to the energy sector worldwide with a large fleet of anchor handling tug supply vessels and subsea support vessels. The company provides solutions to the oil and gas industry in areas such as towing and mooring installation, subsea construction, and light well intervention services, and supports other industries such as offshore wind, deep sea mineral recovery and ocean cleaning.
Maersk Supply Service employs an international staff of approximately 1100 offshore and 250 onshore people. Headquartered in Lyngby, Denmark, Maersk Supply Service is represented globally with offices in Aberdeen, Accra, Luanda, Manila, Mexico City, Perth, Rio de Janeiro, St. John’s, and Singapore.
Maersk Supply Service is a part of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S which employs roughly 70,000 employees across operations in 130 countries.
For more information visit www.maersksupplyservice.com
Charlotte Holst, Head of Corporate Communication & Marketing
Phone: +45 2147 6259