Offshore support vessel markets are closing in on the peaks of 2008 and 2013, according to Clarksons Research.

Managing director Steve Gordon said shipowners are in a strong position, with the research company’s index of rig, OSV and subsea day rates hitting 100 points, up 101% since the start of 2021.

This is close to the high of 101 seen in 2013, although 2008’s spike is still some way clear on 114.