Broken Up – Heavy Load Carrier JUMBO SPIRIT – 29.04.2015

One of the famous Jumbo heavy load carriers that used to call at Malta was the 1995 built Heavy Load Carrier JUMBO SPIRIT. She was built by Bolnes Shipyard BV Capella /d Ijssel in Netherlands as JUMBO SPIRIT for Jumbo Spirit BV ( Kahn Scheepvaart BV Rotterdam as manager ) Rotterdam ,Netherlands with 95.69 m […]

Research/Survey Vessel – HAWK EXPLORER

One of the converted fishing vessels that used to be around was the 1984 built HAWK EXPLORER. She was built in 1984 in Kragero, Norway by Tangen Verft  as the Faroese fishing trawler HOGIFOSSUR  with grey hull , fishing matricola as VA 65 trading until May 2006  when she was sold and renamed as HAWK […]

Russia-Ukraine War – Russian Owned SCF Oil Tankers diverting from Canada – 03.03.2022

2 Chemical/Oil Products tankers owned and managed by Russia’s largest maritime and freight shipping company, Sovcomflot , which was blacklisted by the United States last week as part of sanctions against Russia, are diverting from their Canadian destinations, according to tracking data and marine sources. The tankers are the first Russian owned oil vessels to […]

Offshore News – Stena Drilling awarded contract in Bahamas – 26.05.2020

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) has signed an offshore drilling rig contract with Stena Drilling. BPC will use the drilling rig to drill its Perseverance #1 prospect offshore The Bahamas. As previously reported, BPC has postponed the Perseverance #1 drilling operation from H1 2020 to Q4 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic disease outbreak, and to […]

Bunkering – Tugboat LUCAYA – 19.05.2020

On Tuesday 19th May, 2020 the 1991 built tugboat LUCAYA called for bunkers coming from Casablanca, Morocco on her way to Chornomorsk, Ukraine with ETA on Saturday 30th May. She was built in Japan by Hanasaki Zosensho KK at Yokosuka as yard no 225 and owned/operated for Daito Unyu KK (Daito Transportation Co.Ltd.) in Tokyo […]

Offshore News – 3 SAIPEM Vessels in Central Mediterranean Sea – 11.05.2020

SAIPEM S.p.A. (Società Anonima Italiana Perforazioni E Montaggi) is an Italian multinational oilfield services company and one of the largest in the world. Until 2016 it was a subsidiary of Italian oil and gas supermajor Eni, which still retains approximately 30% of Saipem’s shares. Within three weeks 3 vessels were seen in Central Mediterranean Sea – On Tuesday […]

Offshore – Seafarer found dead aboard SAIPEM FDS at Rotterdam – 10.04.2020

A seafarer from the pipelay vessel SAIPEM FDS was found dead in Port of Rotterdam. According to the police, his death occured from natural causes and no symptoms attributable to Covid-19 and died unexpectedly during the night. The vessel homeported at Nassau in Bahamas with 77 crew members on board is currently berthed at Waalhaven […]

Naval News – Hard drugs found on Zr. Ms JOHAN DE WITT – September 2019

Hard drugs were found at Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean Island with a soldier aboard the amphibious naval ship Zr. Ms JOHAN DE WITT L 802 whilst berthed at Willemstad. It is not clear which drugs are involved and how many were found, but the lot would be too large for personal use. The amphibious transport […]