Oil Rigs

Oil Rig NOBLE PAUL ROMANO towage – AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY – 05.11.2012

On Monday 5th November, 2012 the semi-submersible drilling rig (SSDR) NOBLE PAUL ROMANO towage was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 65 nautical miles east offshore Malta. She was being towed by the 2011 Japanese built offshore tug/supply ship POSH CHAMPION with a 3,174 DWT and 75 metres as length overall. Also …

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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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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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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 – Drillship TUNGSTEN EXPLORER at Malta – April 2019

One of the Ultra-Deepwater Drillships operated by the Houston-based offshore driller Vantage Drilling was the 2013 built BHS flag TUNGSTEN EXPLORER with a total length overall of 235 meters and could accommodate up to 200 people. The drillship could drill wells at depths up to 12,000 meters. During April 2019 she was spotted anchored at …

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Offshore News – ASSO VENTIQUATTRO Cargo Run – 19.06.2021

After the 2001 built offshore tug/supply ship ASSO VENTIQUATTRO was drydocked inside Dock 5 during May 2021 at Palumbo Malta Shipyard it was the turn to perform a cargo run. On Friday 18th June, 2021 at 0900 hrs she shifted from MMH Facilities to Parlatorio Wharf at Palumbo Malta Shipyards. And on Saturday 19th June …

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Casualties – Jack Up Oil Rig NAGA 7 list and sinks – 04.05.2021

On Monday 3rd May, 2021 the 2015 Chinese built and Malaysian owned jack up oil rig NAGA 7 listed and sank off Sarawak/Brunei Waters. “The Board of Directors of Velesto Energy Berhad regrets to inform that an incident involving one of our rigs, NAGA 7, occurred at the worksite due to rapid penetration into the …

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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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Towage – Jack Up Oil Rigs ATWOOD AURORA and ATWOOD BEACON leaving Malta – March 2021

After Transport Minister Ian Borg announced in January 2021 that both jack up oil rigs ATWOOD AURORA and ATWOOD BEACON will be removed from Palumbo Malta Shipyards, it was time that both rigs vacate the berth, months after residents and activists protested about the laid up oil rigs. Intervening in the issue, the ombudsman confirmed …

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Offshore – Vantage Drilling to manage Oil Exploration Units for Seadrill Partners – 22.03.2021

Vantage Drilling International has entered into an agreement with Seadrill Partners which will see Vantage will provide management , operating and marketing services to Seadrill Partners. The agreement relates to drill ships WEST CAPELLA and WEST POLARIS and the semi-submersible drilling rigs (ssdr) WEST LEO and WEST SIRIUS. Seadrill Partners is currently being reorganised after filing …

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