28 February 2024






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The first British ordered  supply vessel to be built to DNV’s new environmental class was the UT 745 design offshore supply vessel NORTH MARINER nicknamed as a class of her own.  Designed and built at Simek AS, Flekkefjord in Norway for Gulf Offshore NS Ltd, Scotland.

Her ship class was Det Norske Veritas’ main class notation  – + 1A1, SF, E0, HL2,8, DK+, LFL, and new voluntary CLEAN class notation. She was homeported at Sandnes, Norway as it can be clearly seen in the below image –

Since August 2021 she was renamed as MARINER with Dominica flag (DOM) and a month later with Israeli flag (ISR). Below image is whilst she’s anchored OPL Haifa, Israel.

On 1st February 2024 she was renamed as SAR MARINER homeported at Bergen , Norway (NIS).

On Friday 9th February she passed Grand Harbour breakwaters at 0841 hrs coming from a 3 hour stop at Limassol Anchorage, Cyprus.

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She proceeded to Palumbo Malta Shipyards and berthed at Parlatorio Wharf South.

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Few days later she was drydocked inside Dock 4 with the Italian chemical tanker VULCANELLO M as seen below –

And she left Valletta last Friday 23rd February at 0721 hrs bound to Aberdeen, Scotland.





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