I have decided to
include monohull accommodation vessels in this
part of the website. This may not be logical but
these new vessels are interesting, in that after
some false starts and after some strange
combinations of platform ships and portacabins
there are now one or two of these unusual
This company is
a subset of the Danish shippiing company J.
Lauritzen. I seem to recollect that in years
gone by they ran a substantial merchant fleet,
including some Antarctic ships. Perhaps someone
could let me know some details. However, today
they have a small fleet of offtake tankers and a
single accommodation vessel. The details of this
vessel follow below. They seem to have a large
building programme of conventional vessels of
one sort or another.
It turns out that
in September 2012 Luaritzen Offshore entered
into a 50/50 agreement with HitecVision, a
Norway based private equity firm. The new
company is called Axis Offshore, and so this
page is renamed. The company currently operates
the Dan Swift, and has commissioned a
semi-submersible accommodation unit, the
construction of which commenced in March 2013.
At the 2014 review
it can be seen that the company has two
semi-submersible accommodation vessels under
construction, one due for deliver early in 2015
and one at the end of that year.
At the time of the
2015 review it seems that the two
semi-submersibles are still under construction,
although delivery of the Axis Nova is now
"flexible". Since they are semi-submersibles
they will not be included here when delivered.