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Dredging – GRANE R dredging inner part of Grand Harbour – August 2022

After nearly a month anchored at Bunkering Area 3, the 2010 built DP 2 multi purpose offshore vessel GRANE R entered Grand Harbour on Friday 12th August originally coming from Viana do Castelo at Portugal of which she passed breakwaters at 0839hrs. Transport Malta issued Local Notice to Mariners no 136 regarding the dredging works …

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Offshore News – Maersk Supply Service (MSS) sells three laid-up vessels for scrap – May 2022

During May 2022 Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has taken the decision to recycle three of her older vessels that have been laid up in Fredericia, Denmark. These were MAERSK ATTENDER, MAERSK HELPER and MAERSK WINNER with all of them towed to Fornæs yard in Grenaa for recycling. Commenting on the sale, Mark Handin, Maersk Supply Service …

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Offshore News – 7 Solstad Vessels Sold For Scrapping – 05.10.2021

Solstad Offshore has sold seven older vessels for green recycling in Norway (Green Yard Feda and Green Yard Kleven) as part of the company’s rescue plan, which involves a divestment of 37 ships. The seven vessels are – FAR SOVEREIGN built by Langsten Slip & Batbyggeri, Norway as yard number 122 in 1999. Homeport is …

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Breaking Up – 1999 built AHTS SEA PANTHER – 20.08.2021

On Friday 20th August, 2021 Solstad Rederi AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solstad Offshore ASA, has sold the anchor handling tug/supply (AHTS) SEA PANTHER for Recycling. The company did not say where exactly the SEA PANTHER would be recycled. She was previously owned by Deep Sea Supply, a company that in 2017 merged with …

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Maltese Fishing Vessels – 1971 built CARMELA

One of the North Sea Standby Safety Vessel that was bought locally in Malta was the 1971 built steel hulled CARMELA. She was brought to Malta early 90’s as CAM SPRITE sporting black hull and was based at Mgarr Harbour, Gozo. She was built in UK by W. R. Cunis Ltd., Woolwich as FARID with …

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Tugboat – Singapore Built THOR SERVER

One of the Faroe Islands operated vessel that was a regular visitor in Malta was the tug THOR SERVER that was used as a guard/chase boat with seismic operations. She was built in 1978 by Marine Builders Pte Ltd at Singapore as yard number 1016 named as AL JUBAIL VIII trading until 1985 where she …

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Offshore – 3 Vroon Offshore Services Platform Supply Vessels for recycling – 16.09.2020

On Wednesday 16th September, 2020 it was announced that Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) has decided to dispose of three platform supply vessels (PSV), with the aim of “right-sizing” her PSV fleet. All 3 vessels joined the Vroon fleet on delivery from the shipyard and over the years, they have engaged in platform supply operations for a …

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Offshore – MAC PEGASUS at Malta – January 2020

The 2014 Chinese Built offshore supply ship MAC PEGASUS called at Grand Harbour, Malta on Tuesday 28th January 2020 while on her way to the North Sea from the Far East. She entered at 1812 hrs and berthed port side alongside to Pinto Wharf 2 at the Valletta Cruise Port. She was built in China …

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Offshore – Oil Rig MAERSK DISCOVERER at Malta for few hours – 27.07.2020

The 2009 built dynamically positioned semi submersible drilling rig (ssdr) MAERSK DISCOVERER was offshore Malta for few hours on Monday 27th July,2020. She was built in Singapore by KEPPEL FELS and is a Self-Propelled A1 Column Stabilized Drilling Unit. She was assisted by the 2013 built offshore support vessel EDT JANE which entered MMH Facilities …

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STS Operation – LEDRA PRIDE fendering operation – 18.06.2020

Ship to ship cargo transfer operations are seen more and more as vessels’ size grows in comparison with ports’ and terminals’ size. In order to avoid the traffic bottle neck, many terminals and ports encourage the STS operation as a solution to delays. STS transfer constitutes one of the most common, but also high risk …

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