On Wednesday 10th October 2018, the 1975 built jack up oil rig ATLANTIC ROTTERDAM towed by the 2009 built 154 tons bollard pull tug CARLO MARTELLO were photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS offshore Malta heading to Aliaga, Turkey for breakers.
ATLANTIC ROTTERDAM was built by IHC Gusto B.V; Netherlands and since 2015 she was laid up at Ijmuiden, Netherlands. At sometime her derrick and drill floor have been removed and was being used as an accomodation unit. During July 2018 she was spotted at Ijmuiden removing her legs and finally left Friday 14th September bound to breakers.
She’s the former MAERSK EXPLORER until 1998; MARINE 306 until February 15th 2002 and PRIDE ROTTERDAM until March 2006.
Below are some images of the operation –
Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos – www.maltashipphotos.com