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Offshore News – Survey at Malta-Italy Connector reaching final stages – Nov 2022.

The preliminary marine route survey for the second Malta-Italy electricity interconnector is nearing its final stages, project developer InterConnect Malta reported. The seabed survey was split into three sections, including Malta coast, offshore along the route between the two countries, and nearshore Italy. The collection of geophysical, geotechnical and environmental data in the offshore part …

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Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 21.03.2022

With stormy weather including ESE gale force winds with very high swell the shifting of the tanker CHEM P from her current position to a designated area was hampered and cancelled for Sunday 20th March, 2022. With SITREP every hour or so to access the situation it was decided to leave it for today Monday …

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Marine Construction – Belgian Herbosch-Kiere to lay cables for Bahrain – February 2022.

In 2021, the Flemish marine construction company Herbosch-Kiere, signed a contract for the installation of 3 x 66 kV submarine cables in shallow waters between Bahrain’s mainland and Hawar Island. The multi-purpose, self-propelled vessel ATLANTIS will carry out the works for Al-Gihaz Contracting, a Saudi Arabian construction company. The works start in February 2022 and …

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Cable Layer – BOLD MAVERICK in Malta for Submarine Cable Ops – Nov to Dec 2021

One of the former Maersk owned vessels is the 2001 built multi purpose Subsea Construction Vessel BOLD MAVERICK that is currently engaged in Submarine Cable operations in Malta that started on Sunday 14th November, 2021. So far she called at Grand Harbour, Malta twice for mobilising and uplifting bunkers, first on Saturday 9th October and …

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Cable Layer – SEAWAY AIMERY

One of the Vard Design ships is the 2016 built 95.30 metres long cable layer SEAWAY AIMERY. She has been designed as a dedicated cable lay vessel with significant hold space for cable storage and has also been designed to enable the cable  crew to work under cover during laying operations to minimise the impact …

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Cable Layer – ATLANTIC GUARDIAN in Malta again after 12 years – May/June 2021

One of the Norwegian owned vessels around the world, the 2001 built cable layer ATLANTIC GUARDIAN entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Friday 28th May after an absence of 12 years. She was last here berthed in Valletta in July 2009. She was built in the Netherlands by Giessen-de Noord at Krimpen as yard no 986. …

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Enemalta – Interconnector Damage Access – 06.01.2020

Enemalta plc which was established in 1977 is the leading energy services provider in the Maltese Islands, entrusted with the generation and distribution of electricity, and the development of the national electricity distribution network. According to the latest released information Enemalta stated that the survey conducted by the offshore support vessel POLAR KING managed to …

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Cable Laying News – PETER FABER to be replaced – 23.09.2019

Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) acquired the TOISA WARRIOR, a 87 meters DP2 ship built in 2011, from Sealion Shipping. With this acquisition, ASN is rejuvenating its fleet and reinforcing its presence in the Atlantic area, the company said. The vessel renamed ILE D’OUESSANT and FRA flagged will serve primarily as a maintenance vessel for cables …

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Cable Laying News – Orange Marine Fleet

For decades, ships owned by French phone carrier Orange SA have traveled the world’s oceans, installing and fixing the undersea cables that carry internet traffic from one continent to another. The fleet of six cable ships run by Orange Marine is now looking to diversify, even with the biggest investment boom for the infrastructure since …

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