Nexen takes three ↨
The anchor handler market remains very tight after a flurry of fixtures since yesterday.
However PSV availability has grown with only a solitary charter to report.
OMS and Total made the running today with a pair each and Nexen took three for a rig move, brokers say.
Total appears to be paying a premium for a pair of vessels to use at the Elgin platform, which was evacuated yesterday following a gas leak.
The French major is shelling out an eyewatering £72,500 per day each for the 220-tbp Loke Viking (built 2010) and 300-tbp Siem Aquamarine (built 2010).
The 202-tbp Havila Neptune (built 2008), 297-tbp Siem Opal (built 2011) and 260-tbp Olympic Hera (built 2009) will join Canada’s Nexen for undisclosed rates.
OMS hired the 180-tbp Highland Valour (built 2003) and 183-tbp Bourbon Orca (built 2006) for the chain changeout at the Ocean Guardian.
A fee of £35,000 per day has been agreed for the first vessel and up to £55,000 daily for the second, brokers say.
Marathon grabbed the 200-tbp Stril Commander (built 2009) to move the Transocean Winner.
Brokers say the company is paying NOK 495,000 per day for the vessel.
In the day’s only PSV fixture, Petersen picked up the 3,300-dwt Dina Supplier (built 2006), though no-one is saying how much the company is paying.
By Jason O'Connell in London
Published: 15:32 GMT, 28 Mar 12 | updated: 15:32 GMT, 28 Mar 12