Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cable Layer RESPONDER from 1st to 5th May, 2024.

On Wednesday 1st May, 2024 the 2001 built 139.15 metres long cable layer RESPONDER  called at Grand Harbour, Malta passing breakwaters at 1524 hrs bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyards. She was built in Singapore by Keppel Shipyard Ltd at Benoi with yard no 5029 as the TYCO RESPONDER, the second ship in a class of […]

Broken Up – Cable Ship RAYMOND CROZE – 28.12.2023

During Q 4 of 2023, the French built and French owned cable layer RAYMOND CROZE was sold to Shipbreakers at Aliaga, Turkey and was beached on Thursday 28th December, 2023. She was built by Soc Nouvelle des Ateliers et Chantiers de La Rochelle-Pallice – La Rochelle, France with yard no 1235 in 1983 with 107.02 […]

Cable-Laying News – HAVILA PHOENIX used in routine inspection at Malta – February 2022

The Malta–Sicily interconnector is the submarine power cable which connects the power grid of Malta with the Italian Transmission Network managed by Terna, which is part of the European grid. It was constructed in 2014-2015, and supplies roughly 1⁄4 of Malta’s electrical power. A routine inspection of the Malta-Sicily submarine interconnector took place in February 2022 by using the Polish built multi purpose […]

Maiden Call – Cable Layer CS RECORDER at Malta – 04.01.2024

Within a space of 3 hours, the second maiden call at Grand Harbour, Malta happened with the 2000 built cable layer CS RECORDER that passed breakwaters at 1014 hrs coming from Civitavecchia, Italy. She was built at the German Shipyard – Ps Werften Stralsund as MAERSK RECORDER with yard number 430,  one of the famous […]

Cable Layer – ANTONIO MEUCCI in Malta for Submarine Cable Repairs – September 2023

On Friday 15th September, 2023 the Ports & Yachting Directorate of Transport Malta (Maritime Authority) issued a Local Notice to Mariners 171 of 2023 regarding repairs on Submarine Cable GO1 at St. Paul’s Bay. Being a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is located 80km south to Sicily, […]

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 […]

Marine Construction – Belgian Herbosch-Kiere to lay cables for Bahrain – February 2022.

In 2021, the Flemish marine construction company Herbosch-Kiere, signed a contract for the installation of 3 x 66 kV submarine cables in shallow waters between Bahrain’s mainland and Hawar Island. The multi-purpose, self-propelled vessel ATLANTIS will carry out the works for Al-Gihaz Contracting, a Saudi Arabian construction company. The works start in February 2022 and […]

Cable Layer – BOLD MAVERICK in Malta for Submarine Cable Ops – Nov to Dec 2021

One of the former Maersk owned vessels is the 2001 built multi purpose Subsea Construction Vessel BOLD MAVERICK that is currently engaged in Submarine Cable operations in Malta that started on Sunday 14th November, 2021. So far she called at Grand Harbour, Malta twice for mobilising and uplifting bunkers, first on Saturday 9th October and […]