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  • Apr 21, 2017, 12:50

    Change of managers on Lewek Inspector

    Change of managers from Forland Shipping AS to OSM Offshore AS, was performed in Walvis Bay, Namibia on Friday 21. April 2017 at 12:00 hrs. GMT &...

  • Feb 20, 2017, 22:30

    Update Lewek Inspector

    Forland Subsea AS has entered into a time charter party with a major international contractor for the Lewek Inspector. The expected charter...

  • Feb 13, 2017, 22:59

    Change of managers on Fugro Saltire

    Change of managers from Forland Shipping AS to OSM Offshore AS, was performed onboard Fugro Saltire, on 13. February 2017 at 12:00 hrs...

  • Jan 14, 2017, 16:41

    Outsourcing of technical management

    Forland Shipping AS, the management company in the Forland Group ("Forland"), signed agreements 12 January 2017 with OSM Offshore AS ("OSM") in...

  • Jan 9, 2017, 16:28

    New CFO in the Forland companies

    Gunnar Jansen is appointed as CFO in the companies in the Forland Group, with effect from March 01(st) 2017.Gunnar Jansen comes from a position...

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Key events

2017

Forland Shipping AS signed agreements 12 January 2017 with OSM Offshore in Arendal, to outsource the Management of Forland vessels.

After outsourcing we are using the following definitions:
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"Owners" (Ship Owners) Forland Shipping AS.
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"Company, and The Managers" (regarding the ISM/ISPS Codes) are OSM Offshore AS, which are appointed by the Owners Forland Shipping AS.

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MV Lewek Inspector


Change of managers from Forland Shipping AS to OSM Offshore AS was performed in Walvis Bay, Namibia with new manager's representatives OSM, Forland and DNV-GL present, onboard MV Lewek Inspector, on Friday 21. April 2017 at 12:00 hrs. GMT / Namibian time.

MV Fugro Saltire

Change of managers from Forland Shipping AS to OSM Offshore AS was performed in Portland, UK, onboard Fugro Saltire on Monday 13. February 2017 at 12:00 hrs. GMT.  
Representatives from OSM, Forland and DNV onboard. 

2016

MV MICOPERI PRIDE was signed over from Forland to Bibby’s on 26.03.2016 (4 monts 21 days on mgt)

2015

MV MICOPERI PRIDE was taken into Forland Management on 05.11.2015 and named Pride

 

The Forland Group signed on 21. July 2015 agreements with FTAI Pride LLC, a subsidiary of Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC ("FTAI"), to take over the technical, commercial and crew management of the offshore construction vessel Micoperi Pride

 

The employment contracts for the seafarers in the Group were from 11 June 2015 onwards transferred to OSM Crew Management

2014

Forland Shipping AS was certified by DNV according to the ISO 14001:2004 standard from 17. March 2014

 

MV SEISRANGERs charter party with Subsea7 terminated in January. Seisranger sold to Seasm Marine Ventures Ltd (Otto Marine Ltd) on 30. April, [Ship Management Limited (“SEASM”)] new name is Surf Ranger. Flag: Majuro, Marshall Island

2013

MV LEWEK INSPECTOR delivered by Havyard to Forland Shipping and named by godmother, Italian Elena Fragoacomo, in November. The vessel is under a long-term contract with EMAS

 

MV SEISQUEST sold to Westcon Contractors AS in Ølen, Norway. It currently operates under the name ARTEMIS ATHENE.  After the sale, the company is completely out of the seismic market

2010

Forland Shipping AS established as a management company

 

MV GEO CELTIC sold to Fugro Geovessels

 

Frode Bjørn Forland takes over the family-owned shipping company

 

Ellen Marie Forland dies, aged 83

2008

MV FUGRO SALTIRE is delivered as a construction vessel by Bergen Group BMV yard

2007

Ellen Forland receives the ‘Shipping Name of the Year’ award from the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA)

 

Ellen Forland is honoured with the King’s Medal of Merit

 

MV GEO CELTIC is delivered as a seismic survey vessel by Bergen Group BMV yard

2001

MV SEISVENTURER sold to Thales Survey Group Ltd. It currently operates under the name CGG VENTURER

 

MV SEISRANGER is converted into a modern ROV/construction vessel at Bergen Group BMV yard

1993

MV SEISRANGER is delivered as a seismic survey vessel by Hellesøy Verft yard

1991

MV SEISQUEST is delivered as a seismic survey vessel by Hellesøy Verft yard

1986

MV SEISVENTURER is custom built for Seismograph Service Ltd. at Drammen Slip & Verksted yard

1973

MV ARA is converted into MV SEISMARINER for Seismograph Service Ltd. at Bergen Group BMV yard

 

Ellen Forland Ship-owner company is Founded by Ellen Forland

1953

Shipbroking firm established by Ellen M and Mikkel R Forland

Lady Photo Øystein Klakegg