Passers By – ALP DEFENDER towing ssdr LEIV EIRIKSSON – 09.04.2021

On Friday 9th April, 2021 the 2017 built anchor handling tug (AHT) ALP DEFENDER towing the 2001 built semi-submersible drilling rig (ssdr) LEIV EIRIKSSON from Agotnes, Norway bound to Aliaga, Turkey for breakers. LEIV EIRIKSSON was a Trosvik Bingo 9000 ultra-deepwater semi-submersible oil rig (ssdr) built at Dalian No 1 Production Yard (DSIC) , China. […]

Casualties – EVER GIVEN salvage operation update – 29.03.2021

After 6 days blocking the Suez Canal, the grounded mother container ship EVER GIVEN was partially freed around 0540 hrs ( 0340 UTC) . According to the Suez Canal Authority , the container ship is now fully afloat. Efforts will now get under way to restart shipping navigation, with more than 450 vessels waiting near […]

Breaking Up – 2003 built Drilling Rig EIRIK RAUDE – June 2019

During middle June 2019 the 2003 Chinese built Bingo 9000 type semi submersible drilling rig EIRIK RAUDE was towed from Astakos, Greece bound to Aliaga, Turkey for breakers. In fact ALP CENTRE arrived at Astakos on Tuesday 18th June. EIRIK RAUDE was built by Dalian New Shipbuilding Heavy Industry at Dalian in China as a […]

AERIAL – ALP WINGER towing SEMINOLE  – 02.02.2018 On Friday 2nd February, 2018 the 2007 built NLD flag tug ALP WINGER owned by ALP MARITIME SERVICES BV, Netherlands formerly JANUS till 28th February 2015 was spotted towing the 1975 built ITA flag Pipelay Crane Vessel SEMINOLE owned by MICOPERI MARINE CONTRACTORS, Italy formerly ETPM 701 […]

FPSO ARMADA KRAKEN spotted towed to the North Sea. The harsh-environment floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel ARMADA KRAKEN named in August 2016 was deployed to produce the heavy oil found in the EnQuest, a UK-based E&P company to operate Kraken field in the UK sector of the North Sea. At the end of October, the […]