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Maersk Supply Service said Tuesday it will cut 200 crew positions as it anticipates laying up more vessels.

According to Splash 24/7, the Denmark-based company axed the positions from its crewing pool after laying up eight vessels.

The cuts are expected to impact workers in Europe and South Africa and comes on the heels of a 120 position headcount reduction that affected crew members in Australia, Brazil and Canada.

The company added that it expects to layup more vessels in the coming months but did not provide further details on the matter, Offshore Energy Today said.

Maersk Supply Service, a global supplier of marine services for the oil and gas industry, expects the latest job cuts to be complete by the end of November.

“As we expect continued low activity the coming years, we need to take the necessary measures to adjust Maersk Supply Service to safeguard our future business,” JMaersk Supply Service CEO Jørn Madsen said.

In October, fellow Maersk Group subsidiary Maersk Oil said it will cut between 10 to 12 percent of its global workforce by the end of 2015 in an effort to trim costs.

The company said it will reduce the number of employee and contractor roles at a range of Maersk Oil business locations as well as its headquarters.

The plan will bring the total number of job cuts at Maersk Oil this year to about 1,250 positions.


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