Offshore Malta

330 metre VLCC HELLAS FOS at Malta – Aerial Photography – October 2022

The 2022 built GRC flag and owned very large crude carrier (VLCC) HELLAS FOS that was built in South Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) as hull no 3270 was photographed from on the air on 2 occasions by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS in Central Mediterranean. Interesting to see the name as HELLAS FOS again on …

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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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Vehicle Carriers – LNG Battery Hybrid PCTC AUTO ACHIEVE – 28.07.2022

On Thursday 28th July, 2022 the 2022 built LNG Battery Hybrid Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) AUTO ACHIEVE  was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 35 nautical miles offshore Malta. She’s the second ship from a series of 3 LNG Battery Hybrid newbuilds being built at the Jiangnan Shipyard in China …

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MSPAP – Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos 32nd Anniversary – 01.08.2022

Last Monday 1st August , Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos (MSPAP) celebrated her 32nd anniversary. It is a great honor and a great joy for me that together with my team we embarked on a great adventure and we are navigating worldwide. For some of you, you think that this is our hobby….We started …

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BFT Season 2022 – Movements – 21 to 26.05.2022

May is here and Blue Fin Tuna (BFT) Season is here with interesting Turkish fishing vessels coming to tow tuna cages from various spots that belong to Licensed Tuna Farms – Saturday 21st May, 2022. 1453 hrs – 1993 built TUR flag purse seiner SUAYIP KETENCI with fishing matricola 34A 4901 entered Grand Harbour coming from …

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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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Cargo Vessel WILSON FLEX I – Aerial Photography – 23.03.2022

On Wednesday 23rd March the 2022 built ship WILSON FLEX I was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 25 nautical miles offshore Malta on her maiden voyage. She’s the first ship in a new series of 5 coastal vessels ordered by German joint venture shipping company Rhenus-Arkon Shipinvest GmbH & Co.KG, Germany (RHAS) and designed …

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Casualties – 1968 built steamship CHEM P salvage operation – 19.03.2022

In the early hours of Saturday 19th March, 2022 (Public Holiday in Malta) the 1968 built 209.86 metres tanker CHEM P reported to Valletta VTS that she’s not under command while she was underway from OPL Malta to Bunkering Area 6 for sheltering due to the strong Wind. 0631 hrs – Tugboat SPINOLA left Marsaxlokk …

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Offshore News – Finarge Armamento sold to Brazil in $94 million deal – August 2021

Finarge Armamento Genovese Srl was founded in 2008 as a subsidiary of the Italian company Finarge SRL, which was established in 1981 by Italy’s Rimorchiatori Riuniti S.p.A. was sold to Brazil offshore vessel operator CBO as agreed in August, 2021. The total payment amounts to $94.4 million. As outlined in the investment agreement signed by CBO …

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Offshore – Loading Operations of Jack Up Oil Rig KEY SINGAPORE – Feb/March 2022..

During the first quarter of 2022 another rig move was seen at Malta , this time of the 1982 built Jack Up Oil Rig KEY SINGAPORE that originally arrived OPL Malta on Sunday 3rd January, 2021 around 2000 hrs that was towed by the 2008 built anchor handling vessel A.H. LIGURIA of which on Monday …

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