Atlantic Offshore today confirmed it will covert its Ocean Response vessel to act as a full oil recovery and spill vessel.
The decision was taken in conjunction with Statoil, according Atlantic.
A company spokesperson said: “The vessel will then have more flexibility to serve as an emergency and response vessel. The modification will be done at Hellesøy Verft.”
The move comes a month after Atlantic Offshore’s Ocean King was laid up after its contract with the Norwegian operator.
Atlantic Offshore currently operates 15 vessels in the North Sea.
It has a branch in Aberdeen, Scotland and a main office Coast Center Base, Sotra, outside Bergen, Norway.
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