is a subsidiary of the American ship-owner Trico.
DeepOcean, as opposed to DeepOcean Shipping, is
exclusively involved in construction, diving and
similar activities. In addition to the ships
detailed here, DeepOcean have a number of other
vessels on long term charter. I have chosen not
to detail them here.
This company is
apparently Norwegian, but the vessels on the
page are all working in the Gulf of Mexico -
hence the location of this information in the ShipsandOil system.
In 2011 it seems
that Trico is bankrupt but that Deepocean is
In the January 2013
review it can be seen that Deepocean have
chartered a number of ships from other owners,
including Trico UK, who still exist in a small
way. They seem to have added one ship to their
own fleet, a former Trico UT 745.
At the 2014 review
the company seems to have 12 vessels on charter,
and owns 4 of its own. The latest to join the
fleet will be the Deep Helder - which is on the
fleet list, but the keel was only laid in
November last year and it is owned by Seamar.
At the review in
November 2014 the company appears to have
regained control, if those are the right words,
of three of the former Trico ships. They
also have numerous IMR ships on charter. They
are either extremely well organised, well funded
and well supported, or else they are sailing
pretty close to the wind.