anchor handling tug/supply

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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Towage – MUSTANG towing tanker ANWAAR AL KHALIJ to Malta for repairs – 30.07.2022

On Saturday 30th July the 2009 built 30.80 metres anchor handling tug MUSTANG towing the 2005 built LBY flag and owned 164.45 metre Double Hull chemical/oil products tanker ANWAAR AL KHALIJ approached Grand Harbour to hand over the latter to local tugs so she can enter Valletta towed for rudder repairs at Palumbo Malta Shipyard …

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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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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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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 – CHEM P salvage update – 31.03.2022

The refloating of ships stranded or sunk in exposed waters is called offshore salvage. In this type of salvage, vessels are exposed to waves, currents and weather and are the most vulnerable and difficult to work on. They also tend to deteriorate more rapidly than such vessels in protected harbours. Offshore salvage may provide only a short window …

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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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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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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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Towage – FAIRMOUNT SUMMIT towing semi-submersible heavy lifter GAVEA LIFTER loaded with jack up oilrig WEST TITANIA – 13.06.2007

On Wednesday 13th June 2007, the 2005 built 75 metre anchor handling tug FAIRMOUNT SUMMIT towing the 1976 built 196 metre non propelled semi submersible heavy lifter GAVEA LIFTER loaded with the 1981 built jack up oil rig WEST TITANIA loaded from Congo, West Africa entered Grand Harbour around 1346 hrs. 4 Tug Malta tugs …

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