April 8, 2019

Offshore News – Maersk Drilling awarded long term contract – 08.04.2019

Maersk Drilling’s ultra deepwater semi-submersible rig MAERSK DELIVERER has been awarded a 3 year contract by Inpex Australia and joint venture participants for drilling at the Ichthys gas and condensate field in the Browse Basin offshore Western Australia. The estimated contract value of the three-year contract is US$300 million, including mobilisation. The contract, which also …

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Casualties – BRITISH MAGNUS fire at Valletta, Malta – 27.07.1995

The 1985 built anchor handling tug/supply ship BRITISH MAGNUS was due to leave Valletta, Malta on Thursday 27th July 1995 caught fire around 1500 hrs. Vessel was detained due to SOLAS inefficiencies on the 24th July. Malta Police Fire Brigade together with the SAG Rescue Team Personnel rushed to the vessel that was berthed at …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – AFM Special Forces stormed ‘Hijacked’ tanker and enters Valletta, Malta – 28.03.2019

The bunkering tanker EL HIBLU 1 hijacked by migrants off the coast of Libya was forced to enter Valletta harbour after the Special Operations Unit stormed the vessel and detained the ringleaders in a dramatic rescue operation. The tanker was bound for Libya from Turkey when she diverted from her route to rescue 108 illegal …

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