West Africa

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 News – Solstad Offshore sells 3 units and secures North Sea Work – 03.02.2022

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has sold three of her anchor handling tug and supply (AHTS) vessels and secured new contracts for platform suppliers in the North Sea Sector. The sold vessels are the 2007 built 70 metre NOR CAPTAIN owned by Solstad Offshore Singapore, the 2006 built 78 metre FAR SWORD and her sister …

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Breaking Up – Belgian Navy Command & Support Ship BNS GODETIA A 960 – September 2021.

On Friday 25th June, 2021 the Belgian Navy Command & Support Ship BNS GODETIA A 960 returned to Zeebrugge, Belgium after she completed her final deployment after spending 5 months patrolling the North Sea and the Baltic. 2 x Alouette III helicopters escorted BNS GODETIA as she entered Zeebrugge docks marking an end for both …

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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 – 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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Passer By – SEA BRAVO towing OLYMPIC Z – 24.05.2021

On Monday 24th May, 2021 the 2008 built tug SEA BRAVO towing the 2007 built offshore tug/supply ship OLYMPIC Z passed by 32.2 nautical miles NNE off Malta underway from West Africa bound to Greece. SEA BRAVO is a Damen built Shoalbuster 3209 with a length overall of 32.08 metres with 9.10 metres beam and …

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CMA CGM News – PSS – From North Europe, the Mediterranean, Black Sea & North Africa to West Africa (except Nigeria) from 01.05.2021

Please find the Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) rates (*) applicable as follows as from May 1st, 2021 (date of loading in the origin ports) until further notice: All images are of the 1998 Spanish built 115 metre long OUED ZIZ leaving Marsaxlokk Harbour from Malta Freeport Terminal back to 26th June, 2014. Watermarked Photos are by Capt. Lawrence Dalli otherwise stated. NO …

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CMA CGM News – FAK Rates – From North Europe & the Mediterranean to West Africa from 01.04.2021

Please find the new applicable CMA CGM Freight All Kinds (FAK) rates(*) as from April 1st, 2021 (date of loading in the origin ports) until further notice. Timeline image is of the 2004 South Korean built 277 metre long CMA CGM CHOPIN berthed at Malta Freeport Terminal 2 back to 17th June 2012 while the other one …

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ConRo News – Grimaldi Lines order 6 vessels from South Korea

Grimaldi Group announced a new order signed with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard at Ulsan, South Korea for six new G5 series roro multipurpose vessels. The investment exceeds $500m and deliveries are scheduled between the first months of 2023 and the end of 2024. Those vessels will have a capacity of 4,700 linear meters of rolling freight, …

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CMA CGM News – PSS – Cargo from West Mediterranean & Adriatic to West Africa

CMA CGM is pleased to announce the following Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) as follows as from Monday 15th February, 2021 (date of loading in the origin ports) until further notice: Origin : From all West Mediterranean & Adriatic Destination : To West Africa (except Nigeria) Cargo: Dry, OOG & Breakbulk Amount: USD 150 / EUR 125 per …

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