On Saturday 15th October 2010, a towage operation uplifting bunkers OPL Malta – 26 m tugboat MARINECO ASHANTI receiving bunkers from SACRO CUOR I while towing the 135 m ro/ro ship WEST EXPRESS was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS offshore Malta.
Tugboat MARINECO ASHANTI was built in 2005 by Damen Shipyard Gorinchem, Netherlands as PURNACH until February 2005 and KILP until April 2008 with a GRT of 161 tons.
Ro/Ro WEST EXPRESS was built in 1978 in Norway by Nylands Verksted at Oslo as STEVI until 1978; NORWEGIAN CRUSADER until 1978; JOLLY GIALLO until 1980; NORWEGIAN CRUSADER until 1982; JOLLY GIALLO until 1982; MERCHANT BRAVERY until 2005 with GRT of 5,309 tons.
Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos – www.maltashipphotos.com