Accident – Crane Vessel SAIPEM 7000 lifting accident – 14.04.2022

On Thursday 14th April, 2022 the world’s third largest semi submersible crane vessel SAIPEM 7000 heavily listed after suffering a lifting accident on a Norwegian Fjord near Stavanger, Norway. The Norwegian Rescue Services reported that during the 5 yo load test of the cranes, the main wire snapped with the cause of dropping 2 barges […]

Dredging – Mgarr Harbour, Gozo completed – June 2021

The dredging works part of Euro 6 Million Project to improve facilities, particularly for fishermen which was started back in 2019 was finished in June 2021. Images taken last May, 2021. An article about this project was published last Wednesday 18th March 2020 – On Monday 14th June, 2021 the crane barge BEZZ III […]

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 […]

LEVIATHAN Field Movements Reports till 15.02.2019.

The LEVIATHAN FIELD is a large natural gas field located in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel. Saturday 26th January,2019. The 1988 built BLZ flag crewboat TOSCA 1 was spotted operating with the semi-submersible crane vessel THIALF of which she has a lifting capacity of 14,200 metric tons (one of the biggest of her […]

MMH MALTA – Week 28 of 2018

Mediterranean Maritime Hub (MMH) is located within the inner of Valletta (Grand Harbour), and ideally positioned to serve the marine oil and gas servicing industries by providing drilling, sub-sea and marine operations, engineering, maintenance and storage and other services.   The following are movements within Week 28 – Sunday 8th July, 2018. At 1828 hrs the […]

OFFSHORE –  SAPURA 1200 at Malta – 23.04.2018. The 2014 built PAN flag pipelay crane vessel SAPURA 1200 called off Valletta (Grand Harbour), Malta for crew change by Miggiani Offshore workboat UNDAUNTED on Monday 23rd April 2018 coming from offshore Libya. Below are images of the vessel off Valletta – Vessel was represented in Malta by Calpac […]

PASSER BY – Pipe Lay Crane Vessel  SAIPEM FDS – 11.03.2018. The 2000 built BHS flag pipe lay crane vessel SAIPEM FDS was spotted at 1719 hrs (1619 UTC)  passing by 47.4 nautical miles North off Valletta, Malta bound to Larnaca, Cyprus from Cartagena, Spain on Sunday 11th March 2018. She was built in South Korea by Samsung […]

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 […]