The repurposing of oil and gas support ships in other sectors has continued following more sales.

Dubai-based Stanford Marine has sold its 4,000-bhp anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel Stanford Mariner 2 (built 2002) out of the offshore market to compatriot Ashraf Al Sharif Trading.

The new owner has renamed the ship the Ghazzal 7 and will use the unit for bunkering operations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oslo shipbroker Seabrokers reported.