Oslo-listed Solstad Offshore has sold seven older and non-core ships for scrap as it pursues its ideal fleet size.

The vessels comprise five anchor-handling tug supply units and two platform supply vessels.

Solstad said the sales include its oldest ship, the 18,600-bhp AHTS Normand Neptun (built 1996).

The other AHTS vessels to go are the 15,000-bhp Sea Tiger (built 1998), 18,600-bhp Normand Atlantic (built 1997), 16,821-bhp Normand Borg (built 2000), and 27,401-bhp Far Sovereign (built 1999).