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(In event order)

THE KULLUK INCIDENT
December 2012
THE COSTA CONCORDIA
January 2012
THE BOURBON DOLPHIN
April 2007
THE STEVNS POWER
October 2003
THE OCEAN EXPRESS
April 1976

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EUROPE PAGE 1
Acergy, Active, Acomarit,
Aries Offshore, Arctia, Arktik-
more, Blue Ship Invest, Bibby, Boa, Branding, BUE, Boston Putford, Bourbon Offshore, Deep Sea Supply, DOF, Eide, Eidsurf, Eidesvik, ER Schiffart

EUROPE PAGE 2
Esvagt, Fairmount, Fairplay, Farstad, Femco, Fletcher Shipping, Fratelli d'Amato, Geoconsult, Gulf Offshore, Harmsbergung, Harrisons, Hartmann, Havila
EUROPE PAGE 3
Heerema, Island Offshore, JP Knight, K Line, Lauritzen Offshore, Maersk Supply, Marine Subsea, ITC, Noorhoek, Nordane, Mokster/Eidesvik, Myklebusthaug, North Star, Nomis, O.H.Meling, Olympic Shipping, OOC Offshore, Ostensjo Rederi, Petrobaltic, REM Offshore, Sartor Shipping
EUROPE PAGE 4
Sea Mar Shipping, Sealion, Siem Offshore, Simon Mokster, SMS, Solstad Offshore, Subsea7, TFDS, Telco, Trico, Varada, Viking Supply Ships, Vroon, World Wide Supply
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INDIA
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NORTH AMERICA PAGE 2
Trico Marine

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MED & MIDDLE EAST

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BP (FORMERLY VECTOR OFFSHORE)

Vector Offshore were once a major player in the standby vessel business, but those involved sold up and retired, until the arrival of the Jigsaw Project for BP. They had the idea of supporting the helicopter part of the operation with large supply vessels which would carry smaller vessels which would be launched, pick up the people in the water and then return to the supply/standby vessel. The trick was that if the small craft could not be recovered to the mother ship it would be able to make its way to the shore - from the middle of the North Sea. BP had promised that who-ever came up with a good idea for supporting Jigsaw would be able to carry on working for them. Hence the revival of Vector, managing the four very large ships, and eight small craft which now make up the marine part of Jigsaw.

There is much written about Jigsaw elsewhere on this site.

News items about this company include a misfortune in Aberdeen when one of the ships demolished one or two small fishing vessels during a move between berths. Well it happens, and also the fitting of DP II systems to all the vessels. I don't know whether the events are connected. (May 2012)

On September 1st 2013 the contract for the management of these ships was awarded to Bibby Offshore and so it may be that Vector have retired from the fray. Also it has been in the news that BP have order at least two platform ships which will also be managed by this organisation. In view of the transient nature of the management of this fleet I have decided to list them under BP, who are after all the owners. The ship information has been improved.

At the time of the 2014 review nothing had changed, except that there are still occasional reports of these vessel being seen in drydock having stuff done to them. 

Updated 27th January 2014. 

PLATFORM/STANDBY VESSELS

 

 

 

PLATFORM/STANDBY VESSELS



TYPE: IMT 992 NAME: CALEDONIAN VANGUARD Photo: Vic Gibson
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 93.45m Engines 4 x Cat 6M25 Fuel 1434 m3
Breadth 22m BHP/kW 11200/8240 Pot water 1263 m3
DWT 4380 mt For'd Thrusters 2 x 1100 kW Mud 790 m3 
Deck area 1075 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 880 kW Base oil  
 Berths 46 Aft Aziprops 2 x Brine  790 m3
Year built 2005 Joystick   Dry bulk   392 m3
Shipyard  Yantai Raffles DPII Converteam C Tank Cleaning  
Previous names  
Comments The ship carried two autonomous rescue vessels and is a 300 survivor standby vessel

 

TYPE: IMT 992 NAME: CALEDONIAN VISION Photo: Vic Gibson
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 93.45m Engines 4 x Cat 6M25 Fuel 1434 m3
Breadth 22m BHP/kW 11200/8240 Pot water 1263 m3
DWT 4380 mt For'd Thrusters 2 x 1100 kW Mud 790 m3 
Deck area 1075 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 880 kW Base oil  
 Berths 46 Aft Aziprops 2 x Brine  790 m3
Year built 2005 Joystick   Dry bulk   392 m3
Shipyard  Yantai Raffles DPII Converteam C Tank Cleaning  
Previous names  
Comments The ship carried two autonomous rescue vessels and is a 300 survivor standby vessel

 

TYPE: IMT 992 NAME: CALEDONIAN VIGILENCE Photo: Vic Gibson
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 93.45m Engines 4 x Cat 6M25 Fuel 1434 m3
Breadth 22m BHP/kW 11200/8240 Pot water 1263 m3
DWT 4380 mt For'd Thrusters 2 x 1100 kW Mud 790 m3 
Deck area 1075 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 880 kW Base oil  
 Berths 46 Aft Aziprops 2 x Brine  790 m3
Year built 2005 Joystick   Dry bulk   392 m3
Shipyard  Yantai Raffles DPII Converteam C Tank Cleaning  
Previous names  
Comments The ship carried two autonomous rescue vessels and is a 300 survivor standby vessel

 

TYPE: IMT 992 NAME: CALEDONIAN VICTORY Photo: Scott Boulter
   
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 93.45m Engines 4 x Cat 6M25 Fuel 1434 m3
Breadth 22m BHP/kW 11200/8240 Pot water 1263 m3
DWT 4380 mt For'd Thrusters 2 x 1100 kW Mud 790 m3 
Deck area 1075 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 880 kW Base oil  
 Berths 46 Aft Aziprops 2 x Brine  790 m3
Year built 2006 Joystick   Dry bulk   392 m3
Shipyard  Yantai Raffles DPII Converteam C Tank Cleaning  
Previous names  
Comments The ship carried two autonomous rescue vessels and is a 300 survivor standby vessel



 

SHIPPING COMPANY INFORMATION UPDATED IN 2014

Abeille Bourbon
ABS Mariine
Acergy
Acomarit
Active Offshore
Adams Offshore
AET Offshore
Aker Solutions
Alam Maritim
Allied Marine
Allseas
Alpha Logistics
Arctia Shipping
Arendal Offshore
Aries Offshore
Arktikmor
Arsvom (New)
Assodivers
Astromaritima
Atlantic Offshore
Atlantic Towing
Augusta
Augustea
Axis Offshore
Barry Towage (New)
Bergen Offshore
Bibby Offshore
Bisso Marine
Blue Star Line
Boa Offshore
Boluda
BOS
Boston Putford
Bourbon Maritima
Bourbon Norway
Bourbon Offshore
BP
Branding Offshore
British Antarctic Survey (New)
Britoil Offshore
Brodaspas
Brovig Offshore
BUE Marine
BUE Viking
Bukser og Bergung
Bumi Armada
CBO
CH Offshore
C&G Boats
Deep Sea Supply
Dolphin Offshore
Deepocean
Delba Maritima
Delta Logistics
DOF
DOF Subsea
DOF Brasil
ESML
Eastern Navigation
Edison Chouest
EDT Offshore
Eide Offshore
Eidesvik
EMAS Offshore
Ensco Marine
ER Schiffahrt
Esvagt
Fairmount
Fairplay Towage
Farstad
Femco Management
Finarge Genova
Finarge Brasil
Five Oceans Salvage
Fletcher Shipping
Flomex Shipping
Fratelli D'Amato
Fugro
Gardline
Geoships
Global Offshore
 

 

 

 

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