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Christmas Donation 2015

The K Line Group has made a statement to contribute to the society through the business activities and proactively as a good corporate citizen. K Line Offshore AS apply the same principles. As previous years we allocate all funds for Christmas gifts to charity organizations with valuable contributions to our society. This year we support Red Cross region Aust Agder for their ongoing activities for refugees and for families with limited resources  
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PLANNING MANAGER

We are pleased to welcome our new Planning Manager Mr. Hiroyasu Dojima who recently replaced Mr. Takuji Murayama who returned to K Line in Tokyo after more than four years in Norway. Mr. Dojima graduated from Keio University in Tokyo in 2003 as a Bachelor of Law. He then joined K Line with positions in dry bulk section, corporate planning section and before moving to Norway in the offshore section. We are looking forward to his contribution to K Line Offshore AS.  
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OPERATION AND TECHNICAL MANAGER

We are pleased to welcome Tadashi Shiraishi who has replaced Yoshihiro Yoshida as Operation and Technical Manager following Mr. Yoshida’s return to “K” Line Group after 4 years in Norway. Mr. Shiraishi graduated from Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine in 1992 and then joined “K” Line. He has served onboard “K” Line’s LNG carriers, crude oil tankers and latest on container vessels as Chief Engineer. In addition he has worked 3 years in California, USA in container management division, and he has also experience from the new ship building section and human resources section in “K” Line head quarter in Tokyo. We are looking forward to his contribution to K Line Offshore.  
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Office Administrator

K Line Offshore are pleased to welcome our new Office Administrator, Kristin Hell, who started employment with us on 1st January 2014. Kristin has practice from various types of jobs and her last position was as Office Administrator for the local Red Cross here in Arendal. We welcome Kristin and look forward to her contribution to K Line Offshore.  
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Chartering Accountant

K Line Offshore are pleased to announce the employment of Fred Arvid Nilsen as our Chartering Accountant. He will be a part of the Corporate Team, but will also assist the Chartering department with various issues. He has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from University of Agder, Norway. He has for the last 7 years held several management positions in the retail sector. We welcome Fred Arvid and are looking forward to his contribution to K Line Offshore.  
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New Senior Vice President Technical and Operation

K Line Offshore are pleased to welcome a new leader of our Technical and Operation team, Senior Vice President Technical & Operation, Espen Sørensen, who started with us 1. October. Espen is coming from the position of Technical Director in Deep Sea Supply. Early in his career he was Chief Engineer of AHTS`s owner by Viking Supply Ships and thereafter he went ashore taking positions as Technical Superintendent and Fleet Manager in various companies We find the experience and knowledge of Espen very valuable for K Line Offshore, and he will be an important resource in our further progress.  
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New Accounting Manager

K Line Offshore are pleased to welcome our new Accounting Manager, Christian Johansson, who started employment with us on 19 August. Christian is a State Authorized Public Accountant (Statsautorisert Revisor) and comes to us from Ernst & Young, where he has been working as an auditor for the past six years. Christian replaces our incumbent Accounting Manager, Ben Bjørkholt-Boiling, who is relocating to Dubai. Ben will continue to work for K Line Offshore until his move overseas at the end of September. 
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K Line Offshore secures Call-Off contract with Lundin Norway

K Line Offshore AS (KOAS) is pleased to announce that we now have secured a charter contract for one of our large and powerful AHTS’s KL Sandefjord and KL Saltfjord. It is a so-called call-off contract with Lundin Norway AS and the charter duration is minimum 125 days per year in 2 years firm plus options. KOAS is proud of being the selected owner, and this charter contract with a highly recognized charterer represents another important milestone for our company.  
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ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Our Accounting Manager is moving overseas later this year and we are seeking a new Accounting Manager for our office in Arendal. 
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K Line Offshore launches company vision, mission and core values

We are pleased to release our newly developed company vision, mission statement and core values. These new strategic principles will be an integral part of our corporate identity as the Company continues its growth from a newborn to a young but established newcomer in the OSV industry. The K Line Offshore vision, mission and values will guide what we do as a company and as individual employees in our daily activities and as we work towards our future 
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1 year contract extensions for KL Brisfjord and KL Barentsfjord

We are pleased to announce that ConocoPhillips (CoP) have extended the current time charter contracts for the PSVs KL Brisfjord and KL Barentsfjord. The extensions will start immediatly following the existing two year term contract contracts with CoP and will run until March 2014 and August 2014,respectively, with the charterers option of extending by a further year.  
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Christmas donation to Stine Sofies Foundation

Today we were pleased to welcome the founder of Stine Sofies Foundation, Ada Sofie Austegard, to our offices for a Christmas lunch and to accept a total donation of NOK 60,000 towards the fantastic work her organization does in working to protect children against violence. 
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K Line Offshore presents at Norway-Japan seminar

Arendal 2 November 2012. K Line Offshore AS is pleased to announce that Chief Executive Officer,Tomoyuki Okawa, held a presentation at the Norway-Japan Business and Technology Forum on 2. November 2012 held in Tokyo 
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New CEO

The Board of K Line Offshore AS is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tomoyuki Okawa as Chief Executive Officer of the Company.  
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KL Brofjord on term contract for Statoil

K Line Offshore is pleased to announce that the large PSV KL Brofjord commenced on a contract for Statoil Faroe.  
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New Employees

K Line Offshore AS is pleased to announce that during the last months the Company has strengthened the organization with the recruitment of two new employees. 
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KL Sandefjord commences term contract for Statoil

AHTS KL Sandefjord on 1st June started a four months contract for Statoil. 
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Sake barrel to Nøgne Ø

K Line Offshore donated the sake barrel and equipment for the traditional Japanese sake ceremony to Nøgne Ø.  
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PSV KL Barentsfjord delivered

KL Barentsfjord was successfully delivered to K Line Offshore AS from the building yard STX OSV, Brevik 28th June 2011.  
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Two years’ contracts with ConocoPhillips UK Ltd.

K Line Offshore AS has signed timecharter contracts with ConocoPhillips UK Ltd. for the two PSVs KL Brisfjord and KL Barentsfjord. 
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KL Saltfjord the strongest AHTS delivered

KL Saltfjord was successfully delivered to K Line Offshore AS from the building yard STX OSV, Langsten 14th April 2011.  
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PSV KL Brofjord delivered

On 5th April KL Brofjord was successfully delivered and is currently in Stavanger for trading in the spot-market. 
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COO Open Position

We are looking for an executive with detailed knowledge of the AHTS and PSV business. 
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PSV KL Brisfjord delivered

On 13th January KL Brisfjord was successfully delivered and is currently in Bergen for trading in the spot-market. 
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AHTS KL Sandefjord delivered

KL Sandefjord was successfully delivered to K Line Offshore AS from the building yard STX OSV, Langsten.  
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Strongest AHTS in the world

Sea trail of KL Sandefjord was successfully completed the 10th of December 2010. 
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KL Sandefjord Naming Ceremony

The naming ceremony of our first newbuilt AHTS KL SANDEFJORD was arranged at STX Langsten in Tomrefjord, Ålesund, on Thursday 18th of November. 
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First newbuidlings

“K” Line Offshore AS christened our first newbuilding KL BREVIKFJORD and KL BRISFJORD, at Brevik Construction on the 25th of September 2010. 
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“K” Line Offshore AS – New Employees

“K“ Line Offshore AS is pleased to announce that the Company has expanded and further strengthened the K Line Offshore team with three new employees. 
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“K“ Line Offshore first contract with Petrobras

Petrobras has recently awarded contracts for two Platform Supply Vessels from K Line Offshore AS. 
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New Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Katsue Yoshida CEO of “K“ Line Offshore AS is pleased to announce that the Company has employed Mr Petter Nordby as the new Chief Financial Officer(CFO). 
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“K” Line Offshore AS takes over chartering function

Mr. Katsue Yoshida is pleased to announce that the Company as of December 1st 2009 will take over all chartering activities from ADS Offshore Chartering AS.  
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Katsue Yoshida, Chief Executive Officer

“K” Line Offshore Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Katsue Yoshida as Chief Executive Officer of “K” Line Offshore AS. 
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Vessel in Operation: KL Arendalfjord

“K” Line Offshore AS has passed an important milestone in its development when it took delivery of PSV UT755L design, KL Arendalfjord, on 24th October. 
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