Day: February 12, 2021

Malta Shipyards – Oil Rig ATWOOD HUNTER – 04.01 – 22.01.2008

On Friday 4th January, 2008 at 1022 hrs the semi-submersible drilling rig (ssdr) ATWOOD HUNTER towed by the Chinese built offshore supply vessel ALDEN J LABORDE and assisted by 4 Tug Malta tugs entered Grand Harbour. The Deepwater Floater drilling rig was built in USA by Alabama Shipyard in 1981 as DIAMOND M HUNTER for …

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Ferry – GNV AZZURRA

One of the GNV’s (Grandi Navi Veloci) ferries around is the 1981 built ropax GNV AZZURRA. In the late 70s the Swedish shipbuilding industry was suffering from a downturn, with little to no ships in order from Swedish shipyards. To help the industry the Swedish Prime Minister Ola Ullsten persuaded Rederi AB Gotland to order new ferries from Öresundsvarvet …

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