Norwegian offshore vessel proprietor DOF has bought a pair of non-core platform provide vessels to fellow proprietor Atlantica Delivery in a deal value NOK275m ($26m).

The Oslo-listed firm is offloading the 2005-built Skandi Barra and the 2003-built Skandi Caledonia, the 2 ships not too long ago picked up from lenders for NOK270m in a package deal that additionally included the 2004-built Skandi Captain.

The Skandi Barra is deliberate to be delivered in October 2023. The vessel is at present mounted for work in Argentina till Might 2024, with a one-year extension choice hooked up. 

The Skandi Caledonia is underneath contract till early October and will ship in November this yr. The ship is deliberate for upkeep docking within the fourth quarter.

The deal is topic to sure topics, together with approval from the charterers, and when and if it concludes, DOF will proceed to handle the vessels. 

“The sale of the 2 older PSVs are in keeping with our long-term technique to concentrate on the built-in subsea companies and the quick to medium concentrate on optimising the mix of earnings and vessel values from our PSV fleet,” remarked Mons S. Aase, chief government of DOF.