Ocean Tugboat

Naval Visits – RFS MB-304 – 23-28.10.2012

On Thursday 25th October, 2012 the Russian Navy Sorum Class (Project 745) Ocean Going Tug MB-304 entered Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time berthing at Boiler Wharf. She was built at the Yaroslav Zavod Shipyard as yard no 409 in 1973 and commissioned 29th July 1977 and was assigned to the Black Sea Fleet. …

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Breaking Up – 4 Italian Navy Units loaded on YACHT EXPRESS – 19.08.2021

An Interesting operation by a semi submersible vessel done at Augusta, Sicily was the DYT Yacht transport vessel YACHT EXPRESS that loaded 4 x decommissioned Italian Navy Units for breaking up at Aliaga, Turkey. The 4 naval units were – Toti Class (1075 Type) Submarine – ITS ATTILIO BAGNOLINI S 505 commissioned on 16th June …

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Passers By – Naval Units during January 2021

Various naval units pass the Malta-Sicily straits like other ships and to mention some – New Year started with an interesting Russian Navy Vessel – SB 565 PROFESSOR NIKOLAY MURU, a 2014 built and June 2015 commissioned rescue ship on passage from Astrakhan, East Russia bound to West Russia stopping for few days off Pantelleria, …

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Yachting – Converted Superyacht ARCTIC P at Malta – August 2019

One of the most beautiful converted superyachts in the world the 88 m long ARCTIC P currently is cruising around the Maltese Islands. She was built in 1970 as an ocean going salvage tug ARCTIC owned by German Tug company Bugsier GmbH & Co Kg (still in existence). She was built in Germany by Schichau …

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Piracy – Boskalis Vessel BLUE MARLIN freed after hijacked – May 2019

On Sunday 5th May ,the Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) semi-submersible heavy transport vessel BLUE MARLIN was hijacked approximately 80 nautical miles offshore Equatorial Guinea. Through the professional response of the crew and the coordinated support from the navy of Equatorial Guinea and Spain, the violent hijacking has been ended and the crew was safely …

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SALVANGUARD towing FPSO AOKA MIZU. The 2004 built Ocean Towing/Salvage Tug SALVANGUARD owned by POSH Terasea Offshore Pte Ltd is underway from Gdansk, Poland to Dubai towing the 248.12 m Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) AOKA MIZU. On August 8, 2016, the AOKA MIZU arrived at Remontowa Shiprepair Yard SA in Gdańsk. The FPSO had appeared …

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SAFE HIBERNIA spotted bound to breakers. – 06.08.2017 Safe Hibernia was constructed at Rauma Repola, Finland, in 1977 to a modified Aker H-3 design and was upgraded in 1991 and 1994 before completing a major refurbishment and internal upgrade in 2006. She’s a moored semi-submersible accommodation vessel with beds for 632 persons capable of operating in …

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