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OFFSHORE SUPPLY ASSOCIATION

There are no ship details included on this page but there follows an extract from "The History of the Supply Ship" which details the disappearance of the company. The remaining OSA ships which are part of the OIL fleet can be found on that page:

The purchase of OSA by OIL was one of the more surprising events of the decade, and definitely the most surprising of 1988. Everyone looked back to the mid 1970s when the OSA fleet had seemed to be in the ascendant, in the same way as the Maersk fleet was to become at the turn of the century. When the business needed anchor-handlers OSA would turn out a few and when it needed pipe-carriers, no problem, there they were occupying most of the berths alongside in Aberdeen.

During the previous decade the OSA anchor-handlers had lain in the River Tay, grey, glamorous and menacing as they swung round their anchors for weeks at a time waiting for the day rates to rise to a point where some-one could afford them.  To the crews of the smaller ships, and at that time that was everyone else, they were known as “the Grand Fleet”.

OSA, and just to remind everyone - OSA stands for the “Offshore Supply Association”, had a tendency to build parallel ships for their main partners, some of them ending in the letters “turm” and others in the letters “tor”. Hence the group of 9000 bhp anchor-handlers which entered service in the mid 1970s  were the Schepelsturm, the Schnoorturm, the Werdertor, the Herdentor and the extremely large and efficient platform ships were the Huntetor, the Faldentor, the Kaubturm, and the Kreuzturm.  Some of these vessels still formed the backbone of the OSA fleet when OIL made the purchase, and large numbers of small pipe carriers were also included in the deal.

OIL were very proud of the acquisition and were able to continue their operations as a world wide service provider. The deal was done for £28 million and it enhanced OIL’s increasing reputation as a successful fire sale bidder.

The table below was inserted using the data available in 1986 about the OSA fleet. There are a lot of ships.

Updated 24th May 2013

 

   

 

SHIP

TYPE

BUILT

BHP

PHOTO

PHOTOGRAPHER

Adamsturm AHTS 1968 2740    
Alexanderturm AHTS 1976 4600    
Alstertor AHTS 1983 4000 Oddgeir Refvik
Andreasturm AHTS 1975 3000    
Ansgariturm - - - Ken Turrell
Arsterturm PSV 1973 1900 Ken Turrell
Berlinertor Seismic 1975 1900 Paul Gowan
Boltentor AHTS 1976 6000    
Buntentor AHTS 1974 3450    
Burgtor AHT 1976 5600    
Doventor AHT 1973 1900    
Ellertor AHTS 1972 3400    
Falderntor PSV 1978 6000    
Ferdinandtor PSV 1972 1900    
Friedensturm PSV 1975 3450    
Gallusturm PSV 1978 3450 Erik Azevedo
Georgturm AHTS 1973 4600    
Hadelertor PSV 1975 3450    
Herdentor AHTS 1975 9330    
Hirtenturm AHT 1977 7000    
Hohentor PSV 1973 1900    
Holstentor AHTS 1983 4000 Oddgeir Refvik
Hopfentor AHTS 1975 3000    
Huntetor PSV 1977 6000    
Huxtertor AHTS 1977 7000    
Imkenturm AHTS 1983 4000    
Jakobiturm PSV 1972 1900    
Johannisturm PSV 1973 1900    
Jonasturm PSV 1974 3450    
Kaubturm PSV 1978 6000 Victor Gibson
Klostertor AHTS 1970 3000    
Krantor Diving ship 1979 1540    
Kreuzturm PSV 1977 6000    
Leinetor PSV 1975 3450    
Lubeckator AHTS 1968 2740    
Lukasturm PSV 1973 3450    
Magnitor AHT 1974 5600    
Marietor AHTS 1971 3000    
Markusturm AHTS 1972 3400    
Michaelisturm AHTS 1973 3400    
Millertor AHTS 1983 4000    
Muhlentor PSV 1972 1900    
Neutor AHTS 1977 6000    
Nicolaiturm AHTS 1073 1900    
Niederntor PSV 1974 3450    
Nobistor AHTS 1069 2740    
Nordertor AHTS 1976 6000    
OSA Aberdeen PSV 1974 3450    
OSA Dragon AHTS 1972 3500    
OSA Dundee PSV 1975 3450    
OSA Ghent AHTS 1976 6000    
OSA Hawk PSV 1976 1740    
OSA Jaguar AHTS 1976 3500    
OSA Kestrel PSV 1977 1740    
OSA Leopard AHTS 1977 3500    
OSA Lion AHTS 1972 3500    
OSA London AHTS 1974 3450    
OSA Merlin PSV 1977 1740    
OSA Osprey PSV 1977 1740    
OSA Ostend AHTS 1976 6000    
OSA Panther AHTS 1977 3500    
OSA Puma AHTS 1976 3500    
OSA Rotterdam AHT 1974 5600    
OSA Tiger AHTS 1972 3500    
OSA Valiant UT 704 - 7000 Oddgeir Refvik
OSA Victor UT 704 - 7000 Mike Prendergast
Ostertor PSV 1982 3944    
Otterturm AHT 1976 5600    
Oxenturm AHTS 1983 4000 Jan Plug
Pagenturm 1 AHTS 1983 4000 Paul Gowan
Pagenturm 2 AHTS 1983 4000 Hans Bosch
Parktor PSV 1978 3450    
Pauliturm AHTS 1971 3000    
Petriturm AHTS 1971 3000    
Phillipturm AHTS 1975 3000    
Pinnastor PSV 1973 1900    
Ravensturm AHTS 1977 6000    
Rembertiturm AHTS 1972 4600    
Sachsentor AHTS 1974 4600    
Sandtor AHTS 1976 4600    
Schepelsturm
Englishman
AHTS 1975 9330 Victor Gibson
Schildturm AHTS 1983 4000    
Schnoorturm
Sun Wrestler
Statesman
Eide Wrestler
AHTS 1976 9330 Victor Gibson
Schwanentor AHTS 1977 3000    
Simonsturm AHTS 1977 3000    
Spitalertor AHTS 1971 3000    
Steintor AHTS 1973 4600    
Stephaniturm Diving Ship 1978 2400    
Sudertor AHTS 1976 3500    
Warturm AHTS 1983 4000    
Wassertor AHTS 1971 4600    
Wendentor AHTS 1974 3000    
Werdertor AHTS 1976 9330    
Westertor AHTS 1976 3500    
Wilhaditurm AHTS 1973 4600    
Winsertor PSV 1975 3450    

 



 

SHIPPING COMPANY INFORMATION UPDATED IN 2014

Abeille Bourbon
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
Geoships
Golden Energy

GulfOffshore Norg
Gulf Offshore UK
Hanzevast Capital
Harms Bergung
Harrisons
Hartmann Offshore
Havila Shipping
Heerema
Irish Mainport

Island Offshore
JPKnight
K Line Offshore
Maersk Supply
Marine Carrier AB

Marine Subsea
Myklebusthaug
Chornomornaftogaz
NAO
N-Sea
Nomis
Nordic American
Nordane Shipping
North Sea Shipping
North Star
O.H.Meling
OIL
Olympic Shipping

OOC
OSA
Ostenjo Rederi
PetroBaltic
Portosalvo
Rem Offshore
Remoy Managment
Rovde Shipping
SBS
SeaMar Shipping
Sealion
Seaworx
Siem Offshore
Simon Mokster
Smit Lloyd
Smitwijs
SMS
Solstad
Subsea7
Stirling
Surf
Technip
Trico Offshore
Tschudi Offshore
Troms Offshore
URAG
URS
Varada Marine
Vestland Marine
Viking Supply
Volstad Shipping
Vroon
Vroon Standby
World Wide Supply
Zafiro Marine
 

 



 

 

 

 

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