Offshore News – 5 Vroon Vessels to join Norwegian operator – August 2023

Norwegian vessel owner and operator Golden Energy Offshore Services (GEOS) is expanding the fleet of offshore supply vessels, thanks to a binding memorandum of agreements for the acquisition of four platform supply vessels (PSVs) and one safety & standby vessel (SSV) from subsidiaries of the Netherlands’ Vroon Holding, for a total consideration of $94 million. […]

Delivery – Qatar Emiri Navy Corvette QENS AL KHOR F 103 – July 2023

The third of the Al Zubarah Class of four vessels ordered  by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, QENS AL KHOR F 103 was seen going to her country. The Al Zubarah class or Doha class is a class of corvettes built by Fincantieri for the Qatari Emiri Navy. Fincantieri […]

High Speed Craft – SPEED JET

Last 17th May, 2023 we issued an article regarding the towage of SPEED JET by tug DUKE II in the Mediterranean Sea last October  – https://maltashipphotos.com/aerial-photography-duke-ii-towing-high-speed-craft-speed-jet-06-10-2022/ And today we have for you readers the history of this lovely Austal Built AUTO EXPRESS 82… Built in 1996 as FELIX I for the Danish Ferry Operator Scandlines […]

Delivery – High Speed Craft EXPRESS 5 – 08.04.2023

On Saturday 8th April, 2023 the 115 metre newbuilt high speed craft EXPRESS 5 entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her delivery voyage at 1825 hrs coming from her builders in Philippines via Suez Canal. She was built by Austal Philippines as yard number 423 with Austal Australia as designer. She’s a follow-up order to the […]

Dredging – Former American Dredger operating in the Persian Gulf

One of the former American owned vessels operating in the Persian Gulf is the 1979 built dredger SUGAR ISLAND that she’s still in service though she’s 44 years old. She was built in 1979 by Southern Shipbuilding Corporation with yard number 119 as the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) SUGAR ISLAND for the Great Lakes […]

Delivery – Passenger Ship DANAT DUBAI – 20.10.2008

On Monday 20th October, 2008 around 1530 hrs the 1990 built UAE flag 34 metre passenger ship DANAT DUBAI was spotted entering Grand Harbour, Malta during her delivery voyage from Spain to United Arab Emirates. She was built in Australia by Austal Ships Pty Ltd with yard number 3 as BALI HAI in 1990 trading […]

Delivery – LADY CHANELLE arrive at Malta – 27.04.2023

The first acquisition for CSKC Co Ltd, Malta – LADY CHANELLE passed breakwaters on Thursday 27th April, 2023 at 1543  hrs during her delivery voyage from Mallaig, Scotland to Malta with GBR flag homeported at Stornoway covering 2,690 nautical miles. She was built in 2009 in Vigo, Spain as SANGRE AZUL  for Spanish Interests with […]

Delivery – ASD Tugboat VB MAGNUM – 26.04.2023

On Wednesday 26th April, 2023 the Turkish built 28.40 metre ASD 2885 Tug (Robert Allan Design) RAstar 2800 tugboat VB MAGNUM entered Valletta for few hours for uplifting bunkers during her delivery voyage. She entered Valletta at 1146 hrs coming from Eregli, Turkey. She was launched as MED XLIII at the Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine. […]

Delivery – Monohull SUPERRUNNER JET II – 12.04.2023

The second high speed craft calling at Malta within few days during her delivery voyage and maiden call was the 1999 built 112.5 metres monohull SUPERRUNNERJET II homeported at Limassol (CYP Flag). She was built in France by Alstom Leroux Naval with yard number 822 as GOTLAND for Gotland Rederi AB, Sweden trading until 2003 where […]