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FS SHIPPING

Fletcher Shipping is a Uk based shipping company set up by the former management of SBS after the purchase of that company by Viking Supply. Their press release at the time suggested that Keith Fletcher who had been the driving force behind SBS was to remain as General Manager, but obviously he moved on to pastures new taking his management team with him. They all started in OIL and the colour scheme of SBS reflects that association.

OIL, then SBS and now Fletcher Shipping have tried to attract staff by telling people that the operation of their ships is wholly managed by the staff on board. This proposal probably attracts people who are fed up with shore management apparently cocking up what seems to be a good job. In my experience of this sort of an operation the shore staff seemed to want to hand over to the ship bits of the job which I would have been perfectly happy if they had continued to do ashore, and in return seemed to want to micro-manage bits of the job which I regarded as mine as a shipmaster - but I'm sure Fletcher Shipping do a lot better than this.

At the time of writing (January 2010) the company operates two platform ships. And at the time of the 2013 review there had been no further changes to the fleet.

At the 2014 review the company has added two platform ships to the fleet, both middle aged UT 705s and they have two UT 755s on order from Simek in Norway for delivery at the end of 2014 or early 2015.

In August 2015 Fletcher Shipping went into administration, a casualty of the plummeting oil price and the resulting reduction in offshore activity in the North Sea. But good news for some, except for the company creditors, a rescue operation resulted in the assets being taken over by FS Shipping with support from finance house. The one ship on order and about to be delivered has been purchased by Edison Chouest.

Updated: 12th November 2015. 

SHIP TYPE

ACTIVE

LAID UP

ORDER

 

AHTS Under 10000 bhp - - -
AHTS 10 to 20000bhp - - -
AHTS 20000 bhp and over - - -
Seismic ships - - -
Heavy lift ships - - -
Pipelayers - - -
IMR ships - - -
PSVs deck1000 m2 - 4 - -
PSVs deck 1000 m2 + - - -
SBSs/ERRVs - - -

 

PLATFORM SHIPS

TYPE: UT 705 NAME: FS Aquarius PHOTO:George Craigen
 
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 81.9 m Engines 2 x Bergen Fuel 1096 m3
Breadth 18 m BHP/kW 6600/4850 Pot water 690 m3
DWT 3100 t For'd Thrusters 1 x 1000 bhp Mud 600 m3
Deck area 830 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 1000 bhp Base oil 216 m3
    Aft Thrusters 2 x 800 bhp Brine 275 m3
Year built 1991 Joystick Poscon Dry bulk 396 m3
Shipyard Laksevag DP - Tank Cleaning Marex
Previous names Gerd Viking, Star Aquarius, Stirling Aquarius, Aquarius
Comments This ship entered service as the Gerd Viking, but was bought by Star Offshore in about 1994. When Star was purchased by Stirling it became the Stirling Aquarius, and on the purchase of Stirling by Seacor it was bought by Myklebusthaug and bareboated back to Seacor who operated it until October 2004. At that time it reverted to the owners who inventively renamed it "Aquarius" and awarded the management to Gulf. It is fitted with a Marex tank cleaning system.

 

TYPE: UT 745 NAME: FS Pegasus PHOTO: Vic Gibson
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 84.0 m Engines 2 x Bergen BRM6 Fuel 1503 m3
Breadth 18.8 m BHP/kW 7200/5300 Pot water 837 m3
DWT 4585 t For'd Thrusters 2 x 1200 bhp Mud 506 m3
Deck area 957 m2 Az Thruster - Base oil -
    Aft Thrusters 2 x 800 bhp Brine 692 m3
Year built 1996 Joystick Ulstein Dry bulk 396 m3
Shipyard Ulstein Verft DP - Tank Cleaning  
Previous names Northern Gambler
Comments  

 

TYPE: UT 705

NAME: FS Pisces

PHOTO: Vic Gibson

General Propulsion Cargo Capacity
Length OA 81.9 m Engines 2 x Bergen BRM6 Fuel 1100 m3
Breadth 18 m BHP/kW 6600/4853 Pot water 789 m3
DWT 3030 t For'd Thrusters 2 X 1000 bhp Mud 599 m3
Deck area 883 m2 Az Thruster - Base oil 215 m3
    Aft Thrusters 2 x 800 bhp Brine 275 m3
Year built 1992 Joystick Yes Dry bulk 396 m3
Shipyard Brattvaag DP - Tank Cleaning  
Comments  
Previous names Highland Pride

 

TYPE: UT 705 NAME: FS TAURUS PHOTO:
     
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 81.9 m Engines 2 x Fuel 1100 m3
Breadth 18.0 m BHP/kW 6600 Pot water 792 m3
DWT 2998 t

For'd Thrusters

4850 Mud 3786 bbls
Deck area 887 m2 Az Thruster 2 x 1000 bhp Base oil 1352 bbls
Year built 1991 Aft Thrusters 2 x 800 bhp Brine 1736 bbls
Shipyard Brattvaag Joystick RR Dry bulk 1400 cu.ft
Berths 23 DP - Tank Cleaning -
Previous names Far Server, Arcadian Sea
Comments -

DISPOSALS

 

 



 

SHIPPING COMPANY INFORMATION UPDATED IN 2014

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Acergy
Acomarit
Active Offshore
Aker Solutions
Allseas
ALP Maritime
Arctia Shipping
Arendal Offshore
Aries Offshore
Arktikmor
Atlantic Offshore
Axis Offshore
Bergen Offshore
Bibby Offshore
Blue Star Line
Boa Offshore
Boston Putford
Bourbon Norway
Bourbon Offshore
BP
Branding Offshore
British Antarctic Survey (New)
Brovig Offshore
BUE Marine
BUE Viking
Bukser og Bergung
Deep Sea Supply
Deepocean
DOF
DOF Subsea
Eide Offshore
Eidesvik
ER Schiffahrt
Esvagt
Fairmount
Fairplay Towage
Farstad
Femco Management
FS Shipping
Fugro
Gardline
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Golden Energy

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Hanzevast Capital
Harms Bergung
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Hartmann Offshore
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Simon Mokster
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SMS
Solstad
Subsea7
Stirling
Surf
Technip
Trico Offshore
Tschudi Offshore
Troms Offshore
URAG
URS
Varada Marine
Vestland Marine
Viking Supply
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