This review knows nothing at all about
apart from the fact that they are Norwegian and have a number of ships
whose name begins with Troms. We believe that they were first seen in UK as
the purchasers of the Star Orion in about 1987 which was the first ME303
and which TFDS winterised for use in Northern waters.
Since printing the above we
have received an email from a lady in Norway who told us that the initials
of the company are TFDS not TDSF as we had before. the initials, she tells
us, stand for "Troms Fylkes Dampskibsselskap". So now we know just
a little more.
They sold their ships to
SOLSTAD in November 2004. Subsequent to this sale, the management of the
company felt so lonely that they bought one of their
ships back, and renamed it Troms Falken again.
2011 TFDS renamed themselves as Troms Offshore and give
the appearance of having expanded into ship management
managing their own and client's tonnage.
2013 Troms Offshore was purchased outright by Tidewater,
and at that time they owned one anchor-handler and eight
platform ships and well as some sort of polar research
vessel. For the time being this page will continue but
there is the possibility that the management may start
off again, with new purchases, so we'll see how it goes.
At the 2014 review it can be seen that one Troms
ship has been added to the fleet and one
Tidewater ship. And they can also be seen to be
managing the shallow drilling ship Bucentaur. We
assume from the way the changes have been made
that the company is going to continue in its own
way, as opposed to being absorbed by the parent
Since Tidewater are now assigning ships to this
fleet as and when they like it is not possible
to identify a proper building programme, but
nevertheless there is one ship on order , which
must have been on the stocks at the time of the
21st October 2014