Maiden Call – UT 745 design supply ship SAR MARINER at Malta – February, 2024.

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 […]

Renaming’s – MAERSK DISPATCHER to AQUAMAN II – August 2023

One of the Chilean built vessels trading around – MAERSK DISPATCHER was sold last year by Maersk Supply Service (MSS) to Star Matrix Ltd based at Hong Kong and renamed as AQUAMAN II. Her last Paris MOU inspection was made at Fredericia, Denmark last 21st January, 2024 with 2 found deficiencies She was built by […]

Offshore – Anchor Handling Vessel SOVEREIGN

One of the Chinese built offshore industry vessels currently trading in the maritime world is the 2003 built anchor handling vessel SOVEREIGN. She was built at CIMC Raffles Offshore Shipyard at Yantai, China for Klyne Tugs Ltd at Lowestoft, UK as ANGLIAN SOVEREIGN christened on 27th August, 2003 where she traded until 2007 of which […]

Research/Survey Vessel – BERGEN SURVEYOR

One of the converted fishing vessels that used to be around was the 1972 built BERGEN SURVEYOR. Above and timeline image is back to April, 2011 while leaving Aberdeen, Scotland. She was built in 1972 in Lowestoft (United Kingdom) by Brooke Marine as the fishing trawler SUB SURVEYOR I with red hull trading until 1982.  […]

Cable Layer – CABLE VIGILANCE at Malta – August 2023

The latest vessel that joined the fleet for the Malaysian based OMS Group (OMSG) in July 2022, the CABLE VIGILANCE has entered Grand Harbour, Malta during August 2023. She’s the new submarine cable installation and was inaugurated in Dunkirk. She was built in China by CIMC Raffles Offshore at Yantai for British Petroleum (BP), UK […]

Dredging – GRANE R dredging inner part of Grand Harbour – August 2022

After nearly a month anchored at Bunkering Area 3, the 2010 built DP 2 multi purpose offshore vessel GRANE R entered Grand Harbour on Friday 12th August originally coming from Viana do Castelo at Portugal of which she passed breakwaters at 0839hrs. Transport Malta issued Local Notice to Mariners no 136 regarding the dredging works […]

Offshore News – 7 Solstad Vessels Sold For Scrapping – 05.10.2021

Solstad Offshore has sold seven older vessels for green recycling in Norway (Green Yard Feda and Green Yard Kleven) as part of the company’s rescue plan, which involves a divestment of 37 ships. The seven vessels are – FAR SOVEREIGN built by Langsten Slip & Batbyggeri, Norway as yard number 122 in 1999. Homeport is […]

Breaking Up – 1999 built AHTS SEA PANTHER – 20.08.2021

On Friday 20th August, 2021 Solstad Rederi AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solstad Offshore ASA, has sold the anchor handling tug/supply (AHTS) SEA PANTHER for Recycling. The company did not say where exactly the SEA PANTHER would be recycled. She was previously owned by Deep Sea Supply, a company that in 2017 merged with […]