Offshore Sicily

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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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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Containers – Hapag Lloyd scraps further LNG retrofitting of vessels – 01.10.2021

Retrofitting vessels to sail on LNG turned out to be more costly than expected for Hapag-Lloyd, which has shelved its plans for more retrofits. The outlook for LNG in the shipping industry has changed, says CEO Rolf Habben Jansen. Container Ship NINGBO EXPRESS berthed at Terminal 2, Malta Freeport back to 21st August, 2021. Back …

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CMA CGM News – Situation in News Canal – 02.04.2021

Following the aground incident in the Suez Canal, CMA CGM Group is thoroughly monitoring the situation in close contact with its local teams and the Suez Canal’s authorities. According to the information, no injury, damage to cargo or pollution was reported. However, many vessels are currently waiting for passage through Suez Canal. On Friday 26th …

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Passer By – HAMAL towing GSP ALFA – 03.02.2021

On Wednesday 3rd February, 2021 at 2110 hrs the Italian offshore tug/supply ship HAMAL towing the 99 metre offshore workshop pontoon GSP ALFA passed by 43.7 nautical miles offshore Malta underway to Constanta, Romania from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. GSP ALFA is the former BAASDRILL ALFA built in 2009 by Lamprell Energy at Dubai, United …

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Salvage – SPINOLA towing the gill netter AGRIAO – 16.01.2021

On Friday 15th January, 2021 the 2009 built Escort tug SPINOLA left Marsaxlokk Harbour, Malta at 1940 hrs bound to offshore Sicily. On Saturday 16th January, 2021 at 0721 hrs she arrived to assist the disabled Portuguese Gill netter AGRIAO around 34 nautical miles north west of Valletta. AGRIAO was built in Spain by Gestinaval …

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Offshore – 3 Vroon Offshore Services Platform Supply Vessels for recycling – 16.09.2020

On Wednesday 16th September, 2020 it was announced that Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) has decided to dispose of three platform supply vessels (PSV), with the aim of “right-sizing” her PSV fleet. All 3 vessels joined the Vroon fleet on delivery from the shipyard and over the years, they have engaged in platform supply operations for a …

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Oil Products Tanker NORD INSPIRATION – Aerial Photography

On Friday 10th June, 2016 the 2010 built oil product tanker NORD INSPIRATION was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS west of Sicily. She was built in Japan by Iwagi Shipbuilding at Kamijima with 47,987 DWT as MR Product carrier. Homeported at Panama with Panama (PAN) Flag she’s 180 metres long with 32 …

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