As part of Maersk Supply Service’s recently announced divestment plans, Maersk Puncher and Maersk Provider have been sold Maersk Supply Service is reducing its fleet by up to 20 vessels over the coming 18 months. The divestment plan is a response to vessels in lay-up, limited trading opportunities and the global over- supply of offshore supply vessels in the industry Maersk Puncher and Maersk Provider were officially delivered to their new owners, Karadeniz Energy Group based in Istanbul, on 23rd August, 2016. Both vessels will be modified by their new owners and will no longer compete in the Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) segment. Maersk Puncher and Maersk Provider are both Anchor Handling Vessels and joined the Maersk Supply Service fleet in the
early 90’s. To date, Maersk Finder, Maersk Puncher and Maersk Provider have been sold, leaving the Maersk Supply Service fleet at 54 vessels.