An interesting vessel that was photographed from the air both in 2017 and 2020 is the hull of the offshore vessel CECON EXCELLENCE.
Originally a class of 3 with CECON EXCELLENCE as the second unit built in Canada at Davie Shipyards, Quebec as Hull 718 for Cecon ASA but the company declared bankrupt in April 2015. After financial restructures measures in the first quarter of 2013 Rever Offshore AS restarted completion of 3 offshore construction vessels being built in Canada. They took delivery of the first vessel CECON PRIDE in August 2014 and the Hull 718 (CECON EXCELLENCE) was scheduled for delivery in June 2015 while the third one, Hull 719 (CECON SOVEREIGN) was expected for 2016. Shortly before the scheduled delivery of Hull 718 in May 2015, notices of substantial cost increases were received for both remaining vessels and all shipbuilding activities ceased. In June 2016 Rever entered into a Termination, Mutual Release and Discharge Agreement (TMRDA) with the shipyard of which the former completion of both Hull 718 and 719 were terminated and both parties released each other from any obligations, claims or disputes between them. Hull 719 was later scrapped.
On Sunday 11th December 2016 CECON EXCELLENCE was spotted being towed at Quebec, Canada for lifting operations aboard the Dockwise semi submersible heavy lift vessel TRANSSHELF so she can be transported and completed in Bulgaria.
On Sunday 1st January, 2017 CECON EXCELLENCE was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS as a deck cargo aboard TRANSSHELF –
On Friday 6th January, 2017 she arrived at Varna, Bulgaria for completion but she was left as it was and on the 18th June 2020 she was loaded aboard Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) semi submersible vessel EAGLE bound to the Westcon Yard in Florø, Norway for final outfitting.
On Thursday 25th June 2020 she was photographed again from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS while passing 30 miles offshore underway to Norway aboard Offshore Heavy Transport semi submersible heavy lift vessel EAGLE –
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Published – Monday 29th June, 2020