Maritime Jobs
Friday, January 18, 2019

Maersk Drilling Axes Dozens of Staff

January 24, 2018

Maersk Viking. Photo: Maersk Drilling

Maersk Viking. Photo: Maersk Drilling

 Maersk Drilling USA is laying off 84 employees who work aboard the Maersk Viking (UDW drillship), located in the Gulf of Mexico, and report directly to the company’s office in Houston, Houston Chronicle reported quoting data sent to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

 
The employees, who received notification of the layoffs on Jan. 12, report to the company's office at 2500 CityWest Boulevard. They will continue to work for the next two months until their employment is terminated, according to the WARN notice.
 
The termination will likely be permanent unless the company secures a new contract for the Viking.
 
The Maersk Viking drillship was delivered to Maersk Drilling in February 2014 by Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea.
 
Previously, the Maersk Viking was operating for Exxon Mobil Corp. on the Julia field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico up until Dec. 2017, according to a company press release.
 
Samsung Heavy IndustriesSouth KoreaU.S. Gulf of Mexico

Featured Jobs

Captain Annual

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Assistant Chartering Manager

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.Melville, NY, USA

Senior Dispatcher/Operations

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.

Vessel Positions

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.

Steward Cook WM

Military Sealift Command

Ship Communications Officer (IAM)

Military Sealift Command

First Radio Electronics Technician (IAT)

Military Sealift Command

Deck Engineer Machinist

Military Sealift Command

Pumpman

Military Sealift CommandNorfolk, VA, USA

Featured Employers

AVA MARINE GROUP / PETRO INSPECT

About the Company:AVA GROUP and its divisions AVA MARINE, Bunker Detective and Petro Inspect are a p

Military Sealift Command

The Military Sealift Command (MSC) is a United States Navy organization that controls most of the re

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.

Bouchard Transportation’s history dates back 100 years ago to its incorporation in 1918 by founder,