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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Barge BENEDETTA from 15.07 to 11.08.2022

On Friday 15th July the 1974 built ITA flag and owned 40.70 m barge BENEDETTA towed by the 1992 built ITA flag and owned tug PAUL which is a familiar tug in our territorial waters arrived off Grand Harbour (OGH) to be handed over to local tugs for drydocking at Dock 4. BENEDETTA was built …

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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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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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Maiden Call – Seismic Vessel SANCO ATLANTIC – 20.04.2022

On Wednesday 20th April, the 1987 built BHS flag research vessel SANCO ATLANTIC called within territorial waters (wtw) during her maiden call for conveyance service 3 nautical miles off Grand Harbour (ogh), Malta. She stopped in her rendezvous position at 1554 hrs for a conveyance service with the 1999 built offshore supply boat MARIA-C that …

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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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Towage – FAIRMOUNT SUMMIT towing semi-submersible heavy lifter GAVEA LIFTER loaded with jack up oilrig WEST TITANIA – 13.06.2007

On Wednesday 13th June 2007, the 2005 built 75 metre anchor handling tug FAIRMOUNT SUMMIT towing the 1976 built 196 metre non propelled semi submersible heavy lifter GAVEA LIFTER loaded with the 1981 built jack up oil rig WEST TITANIA loaded from Congo, West Africa entered Grand Harbour around 1346 hrs. 4 Tug Malta tugs …

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Offshore – Jack Up Oil Rig KEY SINGAPORE laid up as from January 2021

The 1982 built jack up oil rig KEY SINGAPORE arrived from Hamriyah, Sharjah at the United Arab Emirates towed by the anchor handling tug/ supply ship A.H.LIGURIA arriving on Sunday 3rd January, 2021 around 1947 hrs anchoring offshore Malta. She was built in Singapore by Marathon Letourneau Offshore as KEY SINGAPORE and designed as a …

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Conveyance – Busy Wednesday 24th March, 2021

Vessels calling for crew change, provisions, fendering operations, disembarking/embarking personnel etc are positioned 3/5 miles depending on the cargo for conveyance services. Below is an example of a busy morning that happened on Wednesday 24th March 2021 – The 2013 Romanian built and owned chemical/oil products tanker HISTRIA AMBRA was seen receiving yokohama fenders for …

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RoRo Vessels – HOBURGEN

One of the Romanian built ships is the 35 year old lady LA CARACOLA with Venezuelan flag and ownership. She was built as yard 771 by Santierul Naval Galatz ( Now Damen Galati) in 1985 as BALDER RA for K/S A/S Balder Roro 2 trading until December 1985, sold to Navrom and renamed as BAZIAS …

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Accidents – Yacht DARNICE III distress call at Malta – 03.09.2020

On Thursday 3rd September, 2020 the 1984 built 60 metre superyacht DARNICE III called Valletta VTS stating that while she’s underway to Tunisia from Turkey. water ingress is coming into her hull while she’s around 4 miles east off Grand Harbour, Malta. She was built by Benetti on Italy delivered to her owner in 1984 …

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