Island Offshore lays up Island Spirit

Offshore staff

ULSTEINVIK, Norway Island Offshore says it will lay-up the DP II ROV and survey vessel Island Spirit for the winter season.

Typical duties performed by Island Spirit are inspection, maintenance, and repair work; survey work; and ROV operations, Island Offshore said that activity in this segment is expected to decrease in the coming months.

“We are working on relocating some of the crew, but unfortunately there will be some temporary lay-offs. Our hope is that the vessel will be fully operative in the beginning of 2016 with the same crew on board,” says Managing Director in Island Offshore Management AS, Håvard Ulstein.

With this, Island Offshore currently has six vessels laid up: three platform supply vessels, two riserless light well intervention vessels, and one survey vessel. The three latter vessels are only laid up only for the winter months.


Share your news with Offshore at

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...