Area 2

Local Shipping – Bunkering Tanker VANNA (1980 built)

One of the Go Fuels tanker that was used for bunkering purposes was the 1980 built VANNA. She was built in Germany by Busumer Schiffsweerft at Busum as the chemical/oil products tanker HELGA ESSBERGER built for John T. Essberger,  the pioneer of purpose-built parcel tankers and today is one of Europe’s leading operators of such tankers, …

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Offshore – Arrival of Jack Up Oil Rig TOPAZ DRILLER in Malta – 07.10.2020

On Wednesday 7th October, 2020 the 2012 built Chinese semi-submersible heavy lift vessel HUA HAI LONG loaded with the 2009 built jack up oil rig TOPAZ DRILLER arrived at Malta for discharging operation from Port Gentil, Gabon. HUA HAI LONG was built in China at China Merchants Heavy Industries at Shenzhen. It’s the third time …

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Towage – SmitWijs Typhoon with LB 200 – February 2002

One of the famous Dutch Wijsmuller built anchor handling tug was the 1976 built tug SMITWIJS TYPHOON She was offshore Malta assisting the 1975 built pipe laying semi submersible barge LB 200 mobilising for the Burullus project, Egypt. SMITWIJS TYPHOON was built in 1976 by “Scheepswerf Van der Giessen-De Noord” at Alblasserdam, Netherlands as Yard …

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