Diversifying the business

Diversifying the business

For Atlantic Offshore, emergency response has been the core business since the inception of the company, but we have recently expanded into new and related segments.

Ocean Osprey, one of our newest and well equipped ERRVs, has been chartered by DEFRA for Offshore Patrol work in the North Sea. The newly acquired vessel Ocean Dee has commenced a contract with Shearwater Geoservices for seismic Support.

The securing of new contracts for these vessels will further grow our competence, expand the Company’s markets and make the business even more solid.

 

Ocean Dee. Photo: B.Sortland

Prime Minister honour involved parties in Viking Sky rescue operation

Prime Minister honour involved parties in Viking Sky rescue operation

The Norwegian Government on 24 April 2019, hosted a lunch at the Prime Minister’s residence to honour all parties involved in the rescue of the Viking Sky.

Ocean Response, owned by Atlantic Offshore, was involved in the rescue. The vessel was responsible for securing the Viking Sky, and ensuring the safe transit to Molde for the remaining crew and passengers.

CEO Roy Wareberg was Atlantic Offshore’s representative at the lunch. Members of the Norwegian Government, including Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Kjell-Børge Freiberg, Minister of Transport and Communications, Georg Dale, and Minister of Public Security, Ingvil Smines Tybring‐Gjedde, also attended the lunch.

We at Atlantic Offshore are proud to have emergency response as our core business, and that we in a live rescue mission are able to professionally prove what we train for throughout the year.

In Atlantic Offshore we are powered by passion, and driven by safety.

 

Prime Minister Solberg. Photo: R.Wareberg

Ocean Art receives fuel efficiency-prize from Equinor

Ocean Art receives fuel efficiency-prize from Equinor

Atlantic offshore share Equinor’s goal of reducing emission. During last week’s seminar for vessels sailing with Equinor, our vessel Ocean Art received the prize for 2018’s most environmental friendly PSV operation.

Ocean Art have been working actively to sail as fuel efficiently as possible, and have shown that engagement, interest and good planning provide benefits in the form of low fuel consumption. Master Edvard Dahlén received the prize on behalf of the vessel, both crews and the company!

 

Printscreen from Facebook Equinor Atlantic Offshore Ocean Art

Printscreen from Facebook/ Equinor

Reduced Emission

Reduced Emission

Ocean Star and Ocean Art have both been upgraded to seamless shore-connection power supply. This means that there are no use of aux.engines when in port, and there will be zero emission even when the vessels are fully operational; loading, discharging and cargo operation. In Norwegian ports, these vessels now only use renewable energy. This will further reduce already low emission.

Video: E.Dahlén
Main photo: JL Portal

Two new vessels and 50 new jobs

Two new vessels and 50 new jobs

Main shareholder Ogreid, together with Atlantic Offshore, has purchased Bravo Sapphire and Bravo Topaz. The purchase will create approx. 50 new jobs.

Ocean Dee (Ex Sapphire) – built in 2008 – will be equipped and delivered as a UK Coded Class A Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV), providing a safe haven for more than 300 survivors.  Ocean Don (Ex Topaz), built in 2010, will be equipped and delivered as a UK Coded Class B, and safe haven for up to 300 survivors.

 

Illustration based on original photos by Joost Zaal (Bravo Sapphire) and Farid Mernissi/Wikimedia Commons (Bravo Topaz)

 

Geir Sjurseth joins Aegopodium AS as new board member

Geir Sjurseth joins Aegopodium AS as new board member

In an extraordinary general meeting in Aegopodium AS on 19 March 2018, Geir Sjurseth was elected as new board member.

Mr. Sjurseth has more than 37 years experience from international bank/finance, shipping and offshore, and has worked most of his career for companies in Oslo, Singapore, Bergen and London. He spent eight years with DNB in Oslo, was the CFO for Westfal-Larsen/Masterbulk for six years, and joined DVB Bank SE in London in 2000, where he set-up the bank’s global advisory and M&A for shipping, offshore and aviation. From 2007 he was the Managing Director and head of the bank’s newly established Offshore Support Group. From April 2013 he was the Managing Director and Global Head of Offshore Finance. He was also Branch Manager of DVB Bank SE Singapore Branch. Sjurseth has also been the CFO of the Vesta group, and served as Managing Director of Bergen Fondsmeglingsforretning.

Mr. Sjurseth holds a M.Sc. in business economics (Siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), and an MBA in international finance from San Diego State University.

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