As a direct result of the ongoing slump in offshore oil and gas activities, Vroon Offshore Services will be taking twelve offshore-support vessels out of operation. From the fourth quarter of 2015 onwards, five platform-supply vessels and seven emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV) will enter long-term lay-up. In addition, a number of older ERRVs are being divested for recycling purposes.
We deeply regret the corresponding reduction in on-board positions and the consequences this has for our colleagues.
The current market conditions, which have created low vessel-utilisation levels, require us to substantially reduce operational costs on unemployed vessels. Rationalisation of our operational fleet and cost structure started earlier this year and will remain a priority going forward. Vroon Offshore Services’ commitment to safe and flawless service delivery to clients is unremitting, and the company will continue expanding its market coverage.