Broken Up – Offshore Tug/Supply Vessel MASTER – November 2022

An iconic designed supplier built in the Netherlands, MASTER was spotted at the Aliaga breakers, Turkey during November 2022 after she was towed by the 53 t bollard pull aht ADMIRAL from Mexico to Turkey earlier this month.

She was built at Arnhem by Arhemsche Scheepsbouw as the WIMPEY SEAFOX trading for Wimpey Marine Ltd, UK with GBR flag until 1987 where she was sold to Rimorchiatori Napoletani SpA and renamed as GARGANO with ITA Flag until 1998; then to R&B Falcon Corp and renamed as CHAMPION with BHS flag for few months; renamed ROO operating for Portosalvo Ltd with GBR flag again for few months and in 1999 she was renamed to CHAMPION once again by R&B Falcon Drilling Co Inc with BHS flag once again trading for 2 years when she was MASTERMAN by Vessy Developments Ltd still with BHS flag trading until 2001. Then she was renamed as MASTER by Micoperi Group with ITA flag in 2004. For few months she was renamed as MASTERMAN once again with Marigulf Sg 1996 until 2011 still with ITA flag. She was sold to Micoperi Spa trading until 2015 where she was acquired by Micoperi SP SA de CV, Mexico with MEX flag.

She had 2 Alpha 16U28L-VO Diesel Engines giving a maximum speed of 14 knots.

All images are of MASTER berthed at Magazine Wharf, Grand Harbour, Malta back to 18th April, 2006

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Published – Monday 21st November, 2022