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Oil Rig NOBLE PAUL ROMANO towage – AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY – 05.11.2012

On Monday 5th November, 2012 the semi-submersible drilling rig (SSDR) NOBLE PAUL ROMANO towage was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 65 nautical miles east offshore Malta. She was being towed by the 2011 Japanese built offshore tug/supply ship POSH CHAMPION with a 3,174 DWT and 75 metres as length overall. Also …

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Broken Up – Russian Icebreaker KIGORIAK – April 2022

The 1979 Canadian built Icebreaker KIGORIAK was spotted beached at Alang, India to be broken Up. She was built by Saint John Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company for Canadian Marine Drilling (Canmar) in 1979 as the CANMAR KIGORIAK. She was the first commercial icebreaking vessel developed to support offshore oil exploration in the Beaufort Sea. …

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EDT AEOLUS towing FJELL – Aerial Photography – 25.04.2022

On Monday 25th April, 2022 the 2011 built anchor handling tug EDT AEOLUS towing the 2001 built semi submersible heavy load carrier FJELL was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 35 nautical miles offshore Malta. EDT AEOLUS was built in Romania by Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries SA at Mangalia with yard number …

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Offshore News – Swire Pacific Offshore Fleet sold to Tidewater – 22.04.2022

On Friday 22nd April Tidewater Inc. announced the completion of its purchase of Swire Pacific Offshore Holdings Ltd., a subsidiary of Swire Pacific Ltd., for approximately $190 million after the sale was announced last 9th March. The deal will allow Tidewater to add SPO’s fleet of 50 OSVs to its own, creating one of the world’s largest OSV fleets. Part of …

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Casualties – FELICITY ACE sinks off the Azores – 01.03.2022

On Tuesday 1st March, 2022 around 0900 hrs local time Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) car carrier FELICITY ACE  that caught fire in the Atlantic last February 16th while carrying nearly 4,000 cars from Germany to the US sunk despite several efforts to tow her safely.  The 6,400 CEU ship sank 220 nautical miles off the coast of Portugal’s …

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Heavy Lift – FAIRMOUNT FJELL arrives at Malta for conversion – 25.05.2007

On Friday 25th May, 2007 the 2001 built semi submersible barge FAIRMOUNT FJELL entered Grand Harbour, Malta towed by the 2006 built anchor handling tug MICKLYN MAGNITOR which was due to be renamed BOA MAGNITOR. In August 2005, Fairmount Heavy Transport acquired the FAIRMOUNT FJORD and FAIRMOUNT FJELL as barges from Norway’s BOA Offshore for …

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Offshore – 2 POSH vessels in a week at Malta – May 2021.

PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) is the largest Asia based international operator of offshore support vessels, and one of the top five globally with a young and diverse fleet of over 100 offshore vessels servicing multiple segments of the offshore oil and gas value chain.  POSH is headquartered in Singapore and listed on the Mainboard of the …

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Tugboat – 2006 built CARLO MAGNO

One of the Italian powerful anchor handling tug (aht) around is the 2006 built CARLO MAGNO. She was built in Italy by Cantieri Navale Rosetti Marino Spa at Ravenna, launched on 7th September 2005 and completed on 27th February, 2006 built to a Rolls-Royce Marine UT514L design and handed over in March 2006. She’s 55.4 …

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Semi-Submersible Pipe Layer CASTORO SEI – Aerial Photography – 15.08.2014

On Friday 15th August 2014, the 1978 built semi-submersible Pipe Layer CASTORO SEI was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 40 miles offshore Malta heading to Burgas, Bulgaria from Rotterdam, Netherlands. She was built in Trieste, Italy by Fincantieri and homeported in Nassau (BHS Flag). She’s 152 metres long with 70.5 metres …

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Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) KUITO towage – Aerial Photography

On Friday 16th January, 2015 the 228,000 deadweight (dwt) floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) KUITO being towed from Angola towards Aliaga, Turkey for breakers was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 40 nautical miles North of Malta. She was built in the United States of America by Seatrain Shipbuilding Corp at …

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