AHTS

Towage – OCEAN LARK towing 80m barge IB 919 – 30.03.2003

On Sunday 30th March, 2003 the Norwegian built anchor handling tug/supply ship OCEAN LARK towing an 80 metre barge IB 919was seen entering Valletta bound to Cassar Ship Repair Yard. OCEAN LARK was built by Bolsones Verft at Molde, Norway as the RIG TUGGER for Uksnoy of which it still exists , trading until 1981; …

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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 – Solstad Offshore sells 3 units and secures North Sea Work – 03.02.2022

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has sold three of her anchor handling tug and supply (AHTS) vessels and secured new contracts for platform suppliers in the North Sea Sector. The sold vessels are the 2007 built 70 metre NOR CAPTAIN owned by Solstad Offshore Singapore, the 2006 built 78 metre FAR SWORD and her sister …

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Heavy Load Carrier TAI AN KOU – Aerial Photography – 02.02.2022

With wind blowing over 40 knots the 2002 built ship TAI AN KOU was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 20 nautical miles offshore Malta on Wednesday 2nd February, 2022. She was built in China by Guangzhou International Shipyard at Guangzhou in 2002 with CHN flag and owner – COSCO Heavy Transport. …

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Offshore – Icebreaking Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) AIVIQ

One of the Edison Chouest Offshore vessels is the 2012 built icebreaking anchor handling tug supply vessel AIVIQ. During July 2009, Edison Chouest Offshore won a $150 million contract for the construction of an icebreaking anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel for Royal Dutch Shell. The 110 metre vessel, largest ever built by the company, would be …

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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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Offshore – Jack Up Oil Rig KEY SINGAPORE laid up as from January 2021

The 1982 built jack up oil rig KEY SINGAPORE arrived from Hamriyah, Sharjah at the United Arab Emirates towed by the anchor handling tug/ supply ship A.H.LIGURIA arriving on Sunday 3rd January, 2021 around 1947 hrs anchoring offshore Malta. She was built in Singapore by Marathon Letourneau Offshore as KEY SINGAPORE and designed as a …

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Offshore – Egyptian supply vessel MARIDIVE 703

One of the first anchor handling tug/supply (AHTS) responder to EVER GIVEN aground accident in the Suez Canal on Tuesday 23rd March, 2021 was the 150 tons bollard pull AHTS MARIDIVE 703. She was built in China by Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard at Zhenjiang in 2011 and homeported in Belize City (BLZ Flag). She’s 71 metres …

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Passer By – THOR I towing retired laker SALARIUM – 30.11.2020

On Monday 30th November, 2020 the 1986 built anchor handling tug supply (ahts) vessel THOR I towing the retired laker SALARIUM passed Malta on a voyage from Canada bound to Aliaga, Turkey for breakers THOR I was built in Denmark in 1986 originally named as CHALLENGER III for short time until September 1986 where she …

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Offshore News – EAS working in West Africa – November 2019.

The 1975 built offshore tug/supply ship EAS called at Valletta, Malta from Friday 8 th to Wednesday 13 th November for bunkers and stores and even with sheltering from rough weather on her way to Mauretania, West Africa from Limassol, Cyprus. She was built in Germany at Husumer Dock & Repairs at Husum as the …

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