Atlantic to scrap Ocean West after Repsol job

Following the close of its contract with Repsol Sinopec, Ocean West has been sold for recycling, vessel owner Atlantic Offshore announced.

Nov 1st, 2016
Ocean West
Ocean West

Offshore staff

ÅGOTNES, Norway – Following the close of its contract with Repsol Sinopec, Ocean West has been sold for recycling, vessel owner Atlantic Offshore announced.

In December 2015, then-Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Ltd. hired the standby/supply vessel for emergency response and rescue work on a nine-month firm contract with a two-year option. Work was scheduled to begin on Jan. 1, 2016.

The nearly 59-m (194-ft) long, DNV +1A1-classedOcean West was a 1974 Volharding build.

The company looks to have been steadily selling its older rigs. In April, it sold the 1975-buildOcean Clever to recycling. In 2015, it sold 1975-build Ocean Produce; sold 1972-build Ocean Sun, and then sold its oldest emergency response and rescue vessel, Ocean Swift, to recycling.

11/01/2016

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