Survey Area

Local Shipping – BEEZER

One of the ships involved in Oil Spill Response is the 1990 built RTK 412 Ramped Craft BEEZER. She arrived aboard the research ship NORTHELLA back in 2001 (NORTHELLA article – https://maltashipnews.com/2021/10/17/research-survey-vessel-northella/ )of which she was stored at Cassar Ship Repair Yard. Apart from oil spill response she’s used for other purposes such as transportation …

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Offshore – Tidewater 2012 built Platform supply vessel HANDIN TIDE

One of the frequently Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) seen around the Maltese Islands working in the Mediterranean Sea is the Tidewater owned HANDIN TIDE that used to work at West Africa and currently involved in survey operations with Fugro. She was built in China by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding at Mawei in 2012. Her calls to …

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Offshore – OCEAN SURVEYOR in Malta – July 2021

On Tuesday 6th July, 2021 one of the former Sealion Shipping platform supply vessels (PSV) named OCEAN SURVEYOR called at Grand Harbour, Malta passing breakwaters at 1506 hrs coming from Trapani, Sicily. She was built in the UK by Babcock Marine at Appledore for Sealion Shipping as TOISA CREST in 1999 homeported at London with …

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Research/Survey Vessel – KOBI RUEGG

One of the latest equipment belonging to the Dutch Geo Intelligence Provider Fugro was the 2015 built research vessel KOBI RUEGG that entered Grand Harbour, Malta last Thursday 29th April. She was built in USA by Thoma Sea Shipbuilders at Lockport, Los Angeles as FUGRO AMERICAS until July 2017 where she was due the begin …

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Research/Survey Vessel – AMAZON CONQUEROR

On Tuesday 12th November, 2019 the 2015 built seismic vessel AMAZON CONQUEROR entered Grand Harbour for the first time. She was built in Germany by Flensburger Schiffbau-Ges. Mhb. & Co. KG at Flensburg with a 126 m (loa) and a beam of 31 m. She is owned by Shearwater Geoservices Assets, UK. With a 21,195 …

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Research – Seismic survey first phase of Campos Basin, Brazil completed – 16.06.2020

PGS vessel RAMFORM TITAN has completed acquisition on the first two parts of a new long offset GeoStreamer-X seismic survey in Campos Basin. The majority of the coverage so far targets areas for the Brazil 17th Bidding Round scheduled for early 2021. Fast track data will be available through the third and fourth quarters of 2020. …

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Former Military – OCEAN ALERT

One of the former Canadian Coast Guard Cutters trading around the Mediterranean Sea was the vessel OCEAN ALERT. Completed in 1969 by Davie Shipbuilding & Repair in Lauzon at Quebec in Canada as CCGS ALERT she was a specialised search and rescue (SAR) vessel. She was powered with four Fairbanks Morse 12 cylinder engines driving two …

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Naval News – EDT HERCULES commissioned for Canadian Navy Helicopter Crash Scene in Ionian Sea – 25.05.2020

The 2014 built offshore supply vessel EDT HERCULES carrying a combined Canadian and American military recovery team departed Souda Bay, Crete on a mission to retrieve the wreckage of a downed CH-148 Cyclone helicopter. In a statement issued Monday 25th May, the Department of National Defence  in Canada said that the vessel EDT HERCULES  is expected to take two days …

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Research – FUGRO awarded NOAA contract until 2025 – 08.04.2020

FUGRO has been awarded a 5 year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the provision of shoreline mapping services in support of the agency’s Coastal Mapping Program. FUGRO GAUSS leaving Valletta back to 5th December, 2014. Issued through the NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS), the …

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Enemalta – Interconnector Damage Access – 06.01.2020

Enemalta plc which was established in 1977 is the leading energy services provider in the Maltese Islands, entrusted with the generation and distribution of electricity, and the development of the national electricity distribution network. According to the latest released information Enemalta stated that the survey conducted by the offshore support vessel POLAR KING managed to …

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