Commencing March, the Maersk Master and sister ship Maersk Mariner, the first of Maersk Supply Services’ six new Starfish-class anchor handling vessels, will support Quadrant Energy’s Phoenix South and Van Gogh drilling campaign off the north-west coast of WA. The contract will initially cover three wells for a duration of 150 to 200 days.

The vessels will be supporting Transocean’s semi-submersible rig DD1 with supply and anchor handling duties throughout the campaign.

“Quadrant Energy is an important customer. We are excited about having our two new-built Starfish vessels, Maersk Master and Maersk Mariner, operating together on this programme. This is a unique opportunity to demonstrate their state-of-the-art capabilities such as minimised environmental footprint, high standard for safety and on board comfort for customers,” says David Lofthouse, Head of Commercial Asia-Pacific.

Before coming to Australia, Maersk Master has worked in the North Sea region on a decommissioning project, while Maersk Mariner came to Australia in August 2017 to work for another customer.