Sold for US$16M, the 45-year-old floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) Berge Helene is headed to the Priya Blue Shipyard in Alang, India, for demolition
BW Offshore reported it had signed an agreement to dispose of the FPSO Berge Helene for environmentally safe demolition and recycling in compliance with the Hong Kong Convention.
PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) is using its 255-tonne bollard pull anchor handling tug supply vessel POSH Teal to tow Berge Helene to the shipyard, according to a social media post.
The 2012-built POSH Teal (ex Lewek Teal) was previously owned by EMASA Offshore.
Vesselfinder.com reported POSH Teal was travelling at 6 knots en route to the shipyard from Singapore on 11 May and would arrive in Alang on 15 May. It has been in lay-up in Singapore since August 2018.
Built in France in 1976 and converted to an FPSO in Singapore in 2005, 274,333-dwt Berge Helene is 372 m long, 52 m wide and has a depth of 27.4 m. It is flagged and registered in Singapore, and classed by DNV.
BW Offshore said the recycling yard is certified to ISO standards and has been issued with a Statement of Compliance by ClassNK in accordance with the IMO Resolution MEPC.210(63) and the Hong Kong International Convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships. The recycling yard will provide a Statement of Completion of the recycling in accordance with the Hong Kong Convention.
The company has nominated Norway’s Grieg Green as onsite representatives at the recycling yard to monitor progress, compliance with environmental and safety regulations and that the ship recycling plan is being applied. A recycling plan has been prepared and provided by the yard in co-operation with Grieg Green to ensure strict compliance with the above regulations. To ensure and incentivise safe recycling in this respect, BW Offshore will pay a safe recycling bonus upon completion.
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