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Offshore Vessel

Offshore Ships Size

Offshore ships are specialized vessels designed for various offshore operations such as oil and gas exploration, production, and transportation. These ships come in different sizes and configurations depending on their intended use. The following are some of the key specifications of offshore ships:

  • Length: Offshore ships can range in length from 50 meters to over 300 meters depending on their type and purpose.
  • Speed: These ships can travel at speeds ranging from 10 to 20 knots depending on their size and engine power.
  • DWT: The deadweight tonnage (DWT) of offshore ships can range from 1,000 to over 500,000 tons depending on their size and cargo capacity.
  • Number of Active Vessels: There are currently over 3,000 offshore ships in operation worldwide.
  • Maximum Draft: The maximum draft of offshore ships can range from 5 to 20 meters depending on their size and intended use.
  • Cargo Capacity: Offshore ships can carry a wide range of cargoes including crude oil, natural gas, chemicals, and equipment. The cargo capacity of these ships can range from a few thousand tons to over 500,000 tons.

Some of the main shipyards that build offshore ships include:

  • Hyundai Heavy Industries (South Korea)
  • Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (South Korea)
  • Samsung Heavy Industries (South Korea)
  • China State Shipbuilding Corporation (China)
  • Keppel Offshore & Marine (Singapore)
  • Sembcorp Marine (Singapore)
  • Navantia (Spain)
  • DSME (South Korea)

Sailingarea distribution for Offshore Vessel

Top Shipmanagers for Offshore Vessel

Company Country Offshore Vessel Total Vessels Percentage
CHINA OILFIELD SERVICES LTD China 151 227 66.5%
EDISON CHOUEST OFFSHORE LLC United States 102 155 65.8%
BOURBON OFFSHORE SURF SAS France 74 117 63.2%
TIDEWATER MARINE LLC United States 71 113 62.8%
HORNBECK OFFSHORE SERVICES INC United States 69 73 94.5%
VROON OFFSHORE SERVICES LTD United Kingdom 67 77 87.0%
SOLSTAD SHIPPING AS Norway 58 104 55.8%
MICLYN EXPRESS OFFSHORE PTE Singapore 55 109 50.5%
GALLIANO MARINE SERVICE LLC United States 54 185 29.2%

Repair Shipyards for Offshore Vessel

Company Country Offshore Vessel Repaired vessels last year Percentage
DALES MARINE SERVICES Aberdeen LTD United Kingdom 46 74 62.2%
ST Engineering - Tuas Shipyard Singapore 27 80 33.8%
GRANDWELD SHIPYARDS United Arab Emirates 50 138 36.2%
Qatar Shipyard Qatar 42 124 33.9%
WAS - West Atlantic Shipyard Nigeria 33 76 43.4%
DALES MARINE SERVICES LEITH United Kingdom 35 89 39.3%
LABUAN SHIPYARD & ENGINEERING SDN BHD Malaysia 28 31 90.3%
Qatar Navigation, Q.P.S.C. (“Milaha”) SHIP REPAIR & FABRICATION YARD Qatar 32 46 69.6%
ZAMIL SHIPYARD Saudi Arabia 45 63 71.4%

Top Classifications for Offshore Vessel

Company Country Offshore Vessel Total Vessels Percentage
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) United States 2283 9148 25.0%
Bureau Veritas France 1106 9242 12.0%
DNV Norway 1096 10838 10.1%
LLOYDS REGISTER United Kingdom 534 9355 5.7%
RINA Italy 217 3375 6.4%
CLASSNK Japan 74 10474 0.7%
Polish Register of Shipping Poland 24 388 6.2%
Korean Register - Vietnam 11 2554 0.4%
Croatian Register of Shipping Croatia 7 209 3.3%
2A LOGISTICS & TRADING SARL Ivory Coast 2 17 11.8%
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