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Haifa Port – April 2022 Movements

The Port of Haifa  is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and …

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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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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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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker STENA PENGUIN from 08.09 to 15.09.2021

One of the Croatian built tankers from Stena Tankers seen in Malta was the 2010 built oil product tanker STENA PENGUIN which entered Malta on Wednesday 8th September coming from Algeciras, Spain passing breakwaters at 1435 hrs bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Dock 6. She was built at Brodosplit in Sprit, Croatia as yard no …

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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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Tugboat News – MULTRATUG 17, 24 and 27 at Malta – June 2021.

During the month of June, 3 tugs belonging to the Dutch Company Multraship Towage & Salvage based at Terneuzen, Netherlands called at Malta within 5 days. The first to call was the 16.76 metre 2020 Damen built tug MULTRATUG 24 homeported in Constanta, Romania (ROM) operated by Multraship Romania Srl entering Grand Harbour on Sunday …

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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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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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Yachting – LADY SARYA owner dies – 23.02.2021

One of the Italian built legendary superyachts around is the 1972 built LADY SARYA. She was built by Nuovi Cantieri Apuania in Marina di Carrara, Italy, for New York property developer William Levitt as LA BELLE SIMONE She use to host the most glamorous celebrities of the era, including Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra, Michael Caine, …

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