On Monday 18th November, 2019 at 1526 hrs the tugboat CHRISTOS XXII towing the Turkish built Norwegian ferry STANGVIKFJORD as HULL 145 left Marsaxlokk Harbour from Malta Freeport Terminal 1 West Quay bound to Norway assisted by Tug Malta tugboats PAWLINA and VITTORIOSA.
Towage entered on Saturday 9th November at 1021 hrs coming from Turkey and entering for sheltering from rough weather including winds force 10-11 in Central Mediterranean.
CHRISTOS XXII was built in the Netherlands for the below owners –
|Vessel Name||Registered Owner||Year|
|CHRISTOS XXII (GRC Flag)||Christos XXII Spanopoulos Tugs||2012|
|CHRISTOS XXII (PAN Flag)||IMS Sg Co||2010|
|BANCKERT (BEL Flag)||Boskalis Offshore Tpt||2004|
|BANCKERT (BEL Flag)||URS Belgie NV||2003|
|BANCKERT (NLD Flag)||URS Belgie NV||2002|
|BANCKERT (BHS Flag)||BV Bergings & Transportsbedrijf van den Akker||1992|
|SMIT COLOMBO (BHS Flag)||Smit Tak Towage & Salvage (S) Pte Ltd||1985|
|SMIT COLOMBO (BHS Flag)||Smit International South East Asia Pte Ltd||1983|
|SMIT ENTERPRISE (ANT Flag)||Smit International (Antilles) NV||1972|
STANGVIKFJORD as HULL 145 was launched in Turkey on Tuesday 22nd October, 2019 as seen below in the video –
Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos – www.maltashipphotos.com
Published – Tuesday 19th November 2019
2 thoughts on “Towage – CHRISTOS XXII towing Hull 145 – 18.11.2019”
I’ve never seen anything like that before, looks like a floating Air Traffic Control tower!
Did the tug take it all the way to Norway?
Yes to be towed to Norway…..it is very normal these days…
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