Offshore News – Maersk Supply Service (MSS) sells three laid-up vessels for scrap – May 2022

During May 2022 Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has taken the decision to recycle three of her older vessels that have been laid up in Fredericia, Denmark. These were MAERSK ATTENDER, MAERSK HELPER and MAERSK WINNER with all of them towed to Fornæs yard in Grenaa for recycling.

Commenting on the sale, Mark Handin, Maersk Supply Service COO, elaborated: “Maersk Supply Service regularly evaluates its fleet composition and the future deployment of our fleet. As we look to prioritise capital allocation, we see many more attractive investment opportunities, which better deserve our focus.

“Based on this, we have concluded that recycling these three assets is the best outcome. In so doing, we continue to take active steps towards right-sizing the supply side of the market, which the OSV industry needs for a sustainable recovery.”

MAERSK HELPER , a 2002 built DP 2 multi-purpose anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel designed for a variety of roles, including deepwater, anchor handling and mooring operations, towing of rigs, subsea and ROV support work, as well as general supply and cargo support operations. She was 80 metres long, with accommodation for 26 souls and summer DWT of 2,593 ts.

Berthed at Aberdeen, Scotland back to 17th August, 2002.

MAERSK ATTENDER, a 2000 built flexible subsea support vessel (SSV) designed for a wide variety of roles such as subsea infrastructure deployment and recovery, inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) services, and well intervention work scopes. She was 90.3 metres long, with accommodation for 86 souls and summer DWT of 3,985 ts. She was seen at Malta back to 2005,2006, and 2009.

Above images while leaving Grand Harbour, Malta back to 22nd July, 2005 exactly 17 years ago.

MAERSK WINNER, a 2003 built DP2 SSV. She was 90.3 metres long, with accommodation for 86 souls and summer DWT of 4,035 ts.

MSS explained that once this sale has been completed, they will have 38 vessels in the fleet.

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Published – Friday 22nd July, 2022.