Far Skimmer (STX PSV08 CD) has been delivered from STX OSV Vung Tau in Vietnam to Farstad Shipping Pte. Ltd. in Singapore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Farstad Shipping ASA.
Upon arrival in Australia, the vessel will commence its long term commitment to Shell Australia related to their Prelude drilling campaign.
A long-term facility has been drawn with Nordea Bank to finance the vessel.
Farstad Shipping‘s fleet currently consists of 55 vessels (29 AHTS, 23 PSV and 3 SUBSEA) and 6 PSV and 4 AHTS under construction. The company’s operations are managed from Aalesund, Aberdeen, Melbourne, Perth, Singapore, Macaé and Rio de Janeiro with a total of 2000 employees engaged onshore and offshore. The company’s strategy is to be a leading quality provider of large, modern offshore service vessels to the oil industry. The company maintains a long-term charter profile for the fleet.
Press Release, September 17, 2012