McDermott and Petrofacs in SURF marketing alliance; HOS sells four OSVs to MSC


McDermott and Petrofacs in SURF marketing alliance
February 26, 2015—McDermott International, Inc. and London-based international oilfield services provider Petrofac Limited have formed a strategic marketing alliance to pursue top-tier deepwater subsea, umbilical, riser and flowline (“SURF”) projects. The five-year alliance expects to provide oil and gas companies a competitive, integrated solution across a broad range of complex engineering, procurement, construction, installation (“EPCI”) subsea projects in deep and ultra-deepwater across the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, Brazil, the North Sea, Mediterranean and West Africa.

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HOS sells four OSVs to MSC
HOS reports that it recently agreed to sell four of its 250EDF class OSVs currently chartered to the U.S. Navy and to subsequently operate them for the Navy under an operations and maintenance (“O&M”) contract for up to 10-years operating period.

NTSB reports on ITB allision with USCG buoy tender
The NTSB says the ITB was maneuvering to dock at the Alaska Marine Lines pier in Cordova when the bow ramp of the barge struck the moored U.S. Coast Guard cutter Sycamore at the adjacent pier.

Philly Tankers newbuilds find charterer
The charters will commence after delivery of the vessels in 2016 and 2017.
Robert Allan Ltd. names Rollie Webb Senior VP
In this newly-created position, Webb will work closely with and support Mike Fitzpatrick, who was recently named President of the naval architect firm.

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