Offshore Support Vessels (OSV) Crew & Technical Management
OSM can provide Technical Management for your Offshore Support Vessels, as well as Recruit and Manage the Crew for them. Finally, we can provide you with OSERV Provisions and Catering Management.
Anchor Handling Tug Supply (or AHTS) vessels are very powerful ships normally seen working with Offshore installations, such as a Drilling unit or even a Semi-Submersible Rig. AHTS vessels have crane-like equipment (known as “the winch”) that can be attached to the installations and then propelled forth in the water. The “anchor supply” mentioned as a part of the vessel’s name, is then allowed to be sunk into the water in order to keep the installations steady. They also provide towing assistance during tanker loading, deep-water anchor handling, and towing of threatening objects. AHTS vessels sometimes also serve as Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels (ERRVs) and as supply transports.
The Platform Supply Vessel (or PSV) is an OSV specially designed to supply oil and gas platforms at the sea with logistic support. Platform Supply Vessels also transport goods, tools, equipment, and personnel to and from offshore oil and gas platforms, and other structures.
The Cable Laying Vessel is a ship designed to lay cables underwater for telecommunications, electric power transmission, or other purposes. There are two main types of cable ships: cable repair ships and cable-laying ships.
The Seismic vessel is used as a survey vessel for the purpose of mapping the sea bottom subsurface. Energy companies have traditionally utilized this data for oil and gas exploration, but as we have now entered a phase of decarbonization it is becoming more and more utilized in the renewables segment, windfarm infrastructure planning, carbon storage as well as subsurface mineral exploration. At OSM we also manage Seismic support vessels being responsible for guard duties, operation bunkering (in line re-bunkering of seismic vessels), crew changes and operational support. We also manage node handling vessels that are responsible for the deployment of sea bottom nodes.
The Multi Purpose Supply Vessel (or MPSV) is what its name says: an offshore support vessel for multiple purposes; an MPSV can perform a range of activities including supply duties, lifting operations, ROV and survey activities, platform and SPM maintenance, diving, light well intervention and accommodation support.