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Viking Supply Ships takes delivery of the anchor handler Andreas Viking

Swedish offshore vessel owner Viking Supply Ships has taken delivery of the AHTS Andreas Viking, previously Far Senator.

In March 2023, Viking Supply Ships said it would take two Ocean Yield-owned AHTS vessels, Far Senator and Normand Statesman, on bareboat charters for a period of five years, with purchase options during the charter period, and an obligation to purchase the vessels at the end of the charter period if requested by Ocean Yield AS.

The company, which owns and operates a fleet of offshore supply and icebreaking vessels, said in October 2023 it had secured a contract for the AHTS Far Senator (now Andreas Viking) for operations outside Australia.

With operations performed by Go Offshore, the vessel will be operated under a time charter with an international oil company.

Go Offshore manages and operates a fleet of 20 offshore vessels. They support clients in offshore projects, including marine, subsea, and renewable.

The contract length was for a fixed period of 412 days, with a start during the first quarter of 2024. In addition to the fixed period, the unnamed oil company has the option to extend the time charter.

In a statement on 3 November Viking Suppy Ships said: ‘We are now pleased to inform that the first vessel has joined our fleet. The vessel, renamed Andreas Viking, is situated in Singapore and is currently undergoing preparation for Viking Supply Ships service.’

The vessel will enter a term contract in Australia during the first quarter of 2024.

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