Maiden Call – Turkish Offshore Support Vessel OPTIMUS PRIDE – 06.09.2023

Last Wednesday 6th September, 2023 the 37 year old lady OPTIMUS PRIDE entered Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time coming from her homeport – Istanbul at Turkey and berthed at MMH Quay 1 East at the mouth of Dock 7. She passed breakwaters at 1723 hrs. She was built in Norway by Ulstein Hatloe […]

Heavy Load Carrier TAI AN KOU – Aerial Photography – 02.02.2022

With wind blowing over 40 knots the 2002 built ship TAI AN KOU was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 20 nautical miles offshore Malta on Wednesday 2nd February, 2022. She was built in China by Guangzhou International Shipyard at Guangzhou in 2002 with CHN flag and owner – COSCO Heavy Transport. […]

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 […]

Casualties – EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA Salvage Update ( 0825 UTC ) – 08.04.2021

Although the weather conditions were still improving, the salvage team decided to start towing EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA during the salvage operation on Thursday 8th March, 2021. According to the Emergency Response Director of the Norwegian Coastal Administration Hans-Petter Mortensholm stated that control of the vessel is secured by starting towing her to the northeast, offshore Fosnavag, […]

Casualties – EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA Salvage Update ( 1825 UTC ) – 08.04.2021

In the afternoon of Thursday 8th April EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA was seen entering Alesund Port towed by NORMAND DROTT and BB OCEAN while the Norwegian Coast Guard Ships KV NJORD W 333 and KV BERGEN W 341 with the anti pollution vessel OV HEKKINGEN were assisting and is now secured alongside a berth. More details in […]