Maersk Supply Service has sold two of its Anchor Handler Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS) as of 12 June 2020.
Due to the current market situation and the global over-supply of offshore supply vessels, Maersk Supply Service has decided to divest two of its older assets.
“As a response to the recent downturn in the oil and gas industry, we have re-evaluated our fleet composition and future fleet deployment. As we expect insufficient commercial opportunities for Maersk Advancer and Maersk Asserter, we have concluded that a sale of these assets is the most attractive solution. With this, we continue to take active steps to right-sizing the supply side of the market that the OSV industry needs for a sustainable recovery,” says Chief Commercial Officer of Maersk Supply Service Carsten Gram Haagensen.
The vessels have been sold to an international buyer and will be modified for use in a non-competing industry.