Denmark’s Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has sold off two of its laid-up anchor-handler tug supply (AHTS) vessels in a hot North Sea spot market.

The 13,872-bhp Maersk Tackler and Maersk Trimmer (both built 2009) have been laid up in Fredericia, Denmark, since 2016.

VesselsValue assesses the pair as worth $19.2m combined.

Brokers have not listed them as sold for recycling, so it remains to be seen whether they will be reactivated for the oil and gas market or move into another sector altogether.