Naval News – LE EITHNE P 31 last voyage to the breakers – 01.06.2024

Nearly 2 years after she was decommissioned from the Irish Naval Service the 1984 commissioned former Flagship and Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) LE EITHNE P 31 left Cork Harbour, Republic of Ireland for the last time on Saturday 1st June, 2024 bound to breakers at Gent, Belgium. She was built by Verolme Cork Dockyard (VCD) […]

Towage – Tug CHRISTOS LV towing Pipe Layer SEMINOLE at Malta – 28/29.03.2024

On Thursday 28th March, 2024 the 2007 built tug CHRISTOS LV towing the 135m long pipe layer SEMINOLE was seen approaching within territorial waters (wtw) bound to Bunkering Area 1 for uplifting bunkers and crew change at 2338 hrs. CHRISTOS LV is not a new face in Malta though she never called under Greek ownership. […]

Offshore – DP3 oil rig TRANSOCEAN BARENTS at Malta – August 2023

On Saturday 5th August, 2023 the 2009 built 6th generation, semi submersible drilling oil rig (ssdr) TRANSOCEAN BARENTS was spotted approaching Bunkering Area 4, Malta as scheduled. Upon completion of her position at Bunkering Area 4 the only self propelled sheerlegs in the Maltese Islands – SEAWOLF II, towing a barge that left Medserv Base […]

Local Shipping – Bunkering Tanker VALLIERE

One of the Swedish Built ships around is the bunkering tanker VALLIERE.                           She was built at Asiverken, Amal, Sweden in 1962 as the HAMNSJO and was renamed to ALPHA AV DONSO as one of the smaller bunkering tankers in Scandinavia. She was […]

Bunkering – Vehicle Carrier PTOLEMY – 07.01.2023

On Saturday 7th January, 2023 the 1998 built PAN flag vehicles carrier PTOLEMY called at Bunkering Area 3, Malta for uplifting bunkers. She was built in the Netherlands by Frisian Shipbuilding Welgelegen at Harlingen with Yard Number 507 as AUTOPROGESS homeported in Grimstad, Norway. Her keel was laid on 25th March 1997 and launched on […]