Norwegian company Siem Offshore Inc. has been awarded a charter contract for the Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) Siem Amethyst with Woodside Energy.
The contract award came through Siem Offshore’s fully owned subsidiary Siem Offshore Australia Pty Ltd. According to Siem Offshore, Woodside will use the vessel for operations in Australia, but the company did not specify where exactly.
Siem Offshore said that the contract is expected to start in November 2015, and the firm period is until August 2016.
The Norwegian company added that the charterer has the option to extend the contract two times for six months.
Siem Amethyst is a 2011-built, 91 metres long vessel with 800 m2 of usable cargo deck area. It is designed for towing and anchor handling, deep water inspection- and construction work. The vessel is equipped with a gantry crane for anchor and cargo handling.
According to Marine Traffic data, Siem Amethyst is currently in the Mediterranean Sea, passing between the Greek island Crete and Libya’s coast, heading towards Port Said in Egypt.