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Passer By – ROTA ENDURANCE towing TORO – 19.05.2022

On Thursday 19th May, 2022 the 2003 built MHL flag offshore tug/supply ship ROTA ENDURANCE towing the 152 metre pipe layer platform TORO was seen in the Maltese Territorial Waters around 1120 hrs. When asked by Valletta VTS what were the intentions, radio officer replied (Dutch accent) that she was intended to uplift bunkers but …

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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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Casualties – CMA CGM RABELAIS explosion – 06.04.2022

On Wednesday 6th April, 2022 around 1230 UTC the 2010 built container ship CMA CGM RABELAIS while underway from Singapore to India, suffered an explosion, followed by fire, in western Malacca Strait between Andaman islands and Banda Aceh Sumatra. The Master immediately ordered a firefighting operation and the fire was soon controlled and remains so. …

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Haifa Port – March 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 – 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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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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Naval News – Towed Array Sonar by Dutch Navy Submarine S 810 HNLMS BRUINVIS – March 2002

A towed array sonar is a system of hydrophones towed behind a submarine or a surface ship on a cable. Trailing the hydrophones behind the vessel, on a cable that can be kilometres long, keeps the array’s sensors away from the ship’s own noise sources, greatly improving its signal-to-noise ratio, and hence the effectiveness of detecting and tracking faint contacts, such as quiet, …

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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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Passer By – THOR I towing retired laker SALARIUM – 30.11.2020

On Monday 30th November, 2020 the 1986 built anchor handling tug supply (ahts) vessel THOR I towing the retired laker SALARIUM passed Malta on a voyage from Canada bound to Aliaga, Turkey for breakers THOR I was built in Denmark in 1986 originally named as CHALLENGER III for short time until September 1986 where she …

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