Offshore News – Swire Pacific Offshore Fleet sold to Tidewater – 22.04.2022

On Friday 22nd April Tidewater Inc. announced the completion of its purchase of Swire Pacific Offshore Holdings Ltd., a subsidiary of Swire Pacific Ltd., for approximately $190 million after the sale was announced last 9th March. The deal will allow Tidewater to add SPO’s fleet of 50 OSVs to its own, creating one of the world’s largest OSV fleets. Part of […]

Malta Drydocks – 333.40 m Tanker SUHAIL STAR – 1999

In the afternoon of Monday 28th June the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) SUHAIL STAR entered Grand Harbour, Malta assisted by 4 Tug Malta tugs – GREZ (Bow Hawser); FELICA (Port Bow); MARI (Port Quarter) and KATRIN (Stern Hawser) bound to Tank Cleaning Farm (TCF) for tanks cleaning before shifting to Malta Drydocks (MDD). She […]

Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) KUITO towage – Aerial Photography

On Friday 16th January, 2015 the 228,000 deadweight (dwt) floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) KUITO being towed from Angola towards Aliaga, Turkey for breakers was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 40 nautical miles North of Malta. She was built in the United States of America by Seatrain Shipbuilding Corp at […]

Offshore – China Salvage Vessels at Malta – 2003/2004

Interesting shipping movements with Chinese Offshore vessels happening early in year 2000 were 3 vessels coming from the same company. These were the 1999 built offshore tug/supply ship DE JIN that entered Valletta on 29th May, 2003. She was built at Donghai Shipyard in Shanghai, China Then on 10th July 2004 we had the 2000 […]

FPSO News – Deployement of BW CATCHER to the North Sea – 08.10.2019

Librestream Technologies Inc., leading provider of augmented reality enterprise solutions, announced that BW OFFSHORE will be deploying the Onsight Connect augmented reality platform onboard BW CATCHER, the most recent floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel built by BW OFFSHORE. BW CATCHER operates in the North Sea for Premier Oil and will use Onsight to improve communication with onshore support, enhancing operational efficiency. Onsight […]

FPSO News – FPSO Firenze bound to Dubai – 2018

ENI’s, FPSO FIRENZE unit that was deployed in the Eni operated Aquila field off the coast of Puglia, together with the on-board processing plant. was towed from her field bound to Dubai. She was towed by the 2008 built offshore tug/supply ship MAERSK TRADER and the 2010 built offshore tug/supply ship GH VOYAGER and anchored […]

SALVANGUARD towing FPSO AOKA MIZU. The 2004 built Ocean Towing/Salvage Tug SALVANGUARD owned by POSH Terasea Offshore Pte Ltd is underway from Gdansk, Poland to Dubai towing the 248.12 m Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) AOKA MIZU. On August 8, 2016, the AOKA MIZU arrived at Remontowa Shiprepair Yard SA in Gdańsk. The FPSO had appeared […]

FPSO ARMADA KRAKEN spotted towed to the North Sea. The harsh-environment floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel ARMADA KRAKEN named in August 2016 was deployed to produce the heavy oil found in the EnQuest, a UK-based E&P company to operate Kraken field in the UK sector of the North Sea. At the end of October, the […]