OCEAN LINK is one of the cable layer vessels around the Mediterranean Sea, currently off Haifa, Israel.
She was built as CLAYMORE, a car and passenger ferry built in 1978 at Robb Caledon at Leith, Scotland as Yard no 522 for Caledonian MacBrayne. For ten years, she operated between Oban and the Outer Isles. Between October 2002 and March 2009, she was the Pentland Ferries relief vessel on the Short Sea Crossing to Orkney.
In March 2009 CLAYMORE was sold to the Danish Shipping Company CT Offshore ApS and was renamed as SIA on the 29 April 2009. The new owners added 4x 600 kW auxiliary engines to supply 4 forward thrusters and 3 aft thrusters, giving dynamic positioning capability for her new cable laying role. In October 2018 she was renamed as OCEAN LINK.
Images above are offshore Licata, Sicily back to 4th February, 2019.
Photos at Israel by our correspondent Peter Szamosi and offshore Sicily by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos – www.maltashipphotos.com
Published – Thursday 19th December 2019