The 2008 Chinese built Research/Seismic Vessel BGP CHALLENGER was spotted at 2100 hrs (2000 UTC) passing by 37.9 nautical miles off Valletta, Malta on Friday 28th December, 2018 while on passage from Las Palmas ( leaving 19.12.2018 ) to Dubai, UAE.
She was built by Bohai Oil Shiprepair at Tianjin in China with IMO : 9441532; 55m loa; PAN flag; 1,987 GRT. Former Names – TARPON 2 until April 2009.
Photos shown here are while she was entering Valletta, Malta back to 19th May, 2011.
Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos – www.maltashipphotos.com