VEST-AGDER, Norway — A 32-day tow and 4,200 nautical miles traveled around Australia represented one of Siem Offshore's longest tows in the company's history, Siem announced earlier this week.
"Two of its anchor handlers, Siem Amethyst and Siem Aquamarine, safely managed the long and challenging tow of Ocean Onyx from the Bass Strait Victoria to her temporary home Dampier, Western Australia," Siem stated on its LinkedIn page.
Siem Offshore has been busy offshore this year.
Last week, Siem Offshore said it secured an 18-month extension to a contract offshore Canada for its Avalon Sea anchor-handler tug supply (AHTS) vessel. The Ice Class vessel will continue operations for the client into second-quarter 2024.
In early August, Siem AHTS Pool AS, a subsidiary of Siem Offshore Inc., announced that Equinor Energy AS in Norway declared a three-month option for the Siem Opal AHTS from September.
In late July, Total E&P do Brazil declared the first of two options for the Siem Atlas and Siem Giant platform supply vessels. Both vessels are now firm until June 2023.
Also in July, Siem Offshore do Brasil signed a new contract for the Siem Maragogi oil spill response vessel for a duration of three years. Commencement is scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year and in direct continuation of the current contract.