Floating Sheerlegs

Maiden Call – World’s Largest Semi-Submersible Heavy Load Carrier YACHT SERVANT at Malta – 02.01.2023

The 2023 year started with a big bang seeing the 2022 built 213.7 metres long semi-submersible heavy load carrier YACHT SERVANT entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0720 hrs on Monday 2nd January assisted by tug SENGLEA and piloted by the Chief Pilot after he was onboard at 0711 hrs. She proceeded to Magazine Wharf port …

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Russia-Ukraine War – Turkish Flag Floating Sheerlegs attacked in Ukraine – 12.12.2022

On Monday 12th December around 1530 hrs (Ukranian Time) the Turkish (TUR) Flag floating sheerlegs ZAKHARIJ was attacked after the Russians opened fire at the Kherson region of which she’s berthed there with a bomb dropping in her engine room. She’s the largest floating crane (though sheerlegs) in Turkey and was built in 2011 at …

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Vehicles Carrier – NIVIN

On Friday 26th February, 2021 the 1983 built vehicle carrier NIVIN called at Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time in 2021 since she’s been calling since 2018. She entered harbour assisted by tug SEA SALVOR at 0646 hrs coming from Khoms, Libya. She was built in Spain by Construcciones Navales Freire at Vigo as …

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Local Shipping – Hull 105 (Sheerlegs).

The only floating sheerleg in the Maltese Islands and non self propelled one is the Hull 105 currently operated by Bezzina Maritime Services. Fixed shear legs are most commonly found on floating cranes known as floating sheerlegs. These have heavy A-frame booms and vary in lifting capacity between 50 and 4,000 tons, and are used principally …

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Towage – HOROZ towing SCHIEDAM – 20.01.2020

A year after she was spotted the first time approaching Grand Harbour (Towing VON PERLE on 20.01.2019) the 1978 built tugboat HOROZ was seen towing the 72.96 m long floating sheerlegs SCHIEDAM on Monday 20th January, 2020. SCHIEDAM¬†was built in 1971 in Germany by HDW Kiel originally Bugsier ROLAND. She’s 72.96 m long with 24.00 …

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Ship of The Week – TAKLIFT 1

One of the few vessels that called at Valletta, Malta was the 800 ton lifting capacity floating sheerleg TAKLIFT 1 owned by Smit Internationale, Netherlands. She was built in the Netherlands by Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij as yard no 328 in Rotterdam in 1969 and was homeported at Rotterdam flying the dutch (NLD) flag. Sheerlegs are …

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