Oil major BP has got its hands on five Maersk Supply Service (MSS) anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) ships to help scrap a floating production vessel in what is a very tight offshore market.

Norwegian broker Seabrokers said the company had “done well” to secure sufficient tonnage, with ships in short supply this summer.

Spot rates jumped to a record $233,000 per day in June as available units dried up.