Atlantica Shipping has invested in a platform support vessel just days after offloading an MR tanker.

The Norwegian asset player acquired the 3,300-dwt former Energy Scout (built 2005) from Oslo-listed Golden Energy Offshore for $6.45m and renamed it Atlantica Server.

Fearnley Securities, which acted as sole arranger for the project, said the vessel was delivered to its new owner in Aberdeen, Scotland on 19 January.

The UT 755L-design vessel will be under technical management by Vestland Offshore, Atlantica said in a social media posting.

The acquisition lifts its PSV fleet to four ships, including the 4,900-dwt Atlantica Supplier, 4,350-dwt Atlantica Provider (both built 2005) and 3,200-dwt Dina Scout (built 2013).

The company recently disposed of the 50,900-dwt MR tanker Atlantica Bridge (built 2005), reportedly to India’s Gatik Ship Management.

Atlantica did not disclose what it secured for the STX Offshore-built vessel, but VesselsValue says it is worth a shade under $20m.

“Since we purchased her in 2018, we have enjoyed the excellent performance of the Norden Product Pool. She was a very good investment,” it said in a posting on LinkedIn.

The company also sold the 1,740-teu container ship Pinara (built 2004) to Turkish principals for a reported $23m.

“We thank her and her crew for five years in the Atlantica fleet. She was a good ship and a fantastic investment. She traded mainly for CMA CGM and with F Laeisz as technical managers,” Atlantica said.

The company has a fleet of 14 vessels, including four tankers, two container ships, two supramax bulkers and two multipurpose vessels, as well as the PSVs.

Employment is mainly time charter or in a pool, whilst some are fixed on long-term bareboat charters.

Atlantica says its main activity is to own and operate vessels within various segments and to take an “opportunistic approach to ship investment”.

Since inception in 1997, it says it has been involved in about 80 vessels, including secondhand tonnage and newbuildings.

Atlantica makes many of its acquisitions through the Norwegian limited partnership (KS) system, with Norwegian and European investment partners.

Atlantica is majority-owned by its management team. Chairman Johan Werner owns 40% and Ole Martin Roseth has 20%, while Endre Landbo and Robert Vargum control 5% each. The rest is held by heirs of RS Platou and by affiliates of Greek and German shipowners AM Nomikos and Oldendorff Carriers.