Semi-Submersible

EDT AEOLUS towing FJELL – Aerial Photography – 25.04.2022

On Monday 25th April, 2022 the 2011 built anchor handling tug EDT AEOLUS towing the 2001 built semi submersible heavy load carrier FJELL was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 35 nautical miles offshore Malta. EDT AEOLUS was built in Romania by Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries SA at Mangalia with yard number …

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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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Accident – Crane Vessel SAIPEM 7000 lifting accident – 14.04.2022

On Thursday 14th April, 2022 the world’s third largest semi submersible crane vessel SAIPEM 7000 heavily listed after suffering a lifting accident on a Norwegian Fjord near Stavanger, Norway. The Norwegian Rescue Services reported that during the 5 yo load test of the cranes, the main wire snapped with the cause of dropping 2 barges …

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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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Heavy Load Carrier TAI AN KOU – Aerial Photography – 02.02.2022

With wind blowing over 40 knots the 2002 built ship TAI AN KOU was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 20 nautical miles offshore Malta on Wednesday 2nd February, 2022. She was built in China by Guangzhou International Shipyard at Guangzhou in 2002 with CHN flag and owner – COSCO Heavy Transport. …

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Heavy Lift – 2018 built GPO AMETHYST

One of the four sister ships of equal design in semisubmersible vessels in the world is the 2018 built 225 metres GPO AMETHYST. She was built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan as yard number 1058 in 2018 with 225.008 metres long, beam of 48.02 metres and draft of 10.67 metres. She’s homeported at Majuro with …

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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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Local Shipping – Tugboat LIENI leaving Malta after 30 years – 30.05.2021.

On Sunday 30th May, 2021 the 28 metre Twin Screw Azimuthing Ulstein Z-Peller Stern Drive Tugboat LIENI left Grand Harbour breakwaters for the last time at 0616 hrs bound to Augusta, Sicily. Images by Capt. Alexei Borg She was built in 1991 as GOLDEN PHOENIX TUG by Tai Kong Trading Company, Singapore as yard number TK-178 …

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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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Passers By – ALP DEFENDER towing ssdr LEIV EIRIKSSON – 09.04.2021

On Friday 9th April, 2021 the 2017 built anchor handling tug (AHT) ALP DEFENDER towing the 2001 built semi-submersible drilling rig (ssdr) LEIV EIRIKSSON from Agotnes, Norway bound to Aliaga, Turkey for breakers. LEIV EIRIKSSON was a Trosvik Bingo 9000 ultra-deepwater semi-submersible oil rig (ssdr) built at Dalian No 1 Production Yard (DSIC) , China. …

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