Renaming’s – MAERSK DISPATCHER to AQUAMAN II – August 2023

One of the Chilean built vessels trading around – MAERSK DISPATCHER was sold last year by Maersk Supply Service (MSS) to Star Matrix Ltd based at Hong Kong and renamed as AQUAMAN II. Her last Paris MOU inspection was made at Fredericia, Denmark last 21st January, 2024 with 2 found deficiencies She was built by […]

Naval News – Danish Royal Yacht HDMY DANNEBROG A 540 towed – 10.07.2021

On Saturday 10th July, 2021 the Royal Danish Yacht HDMY DANNEBROG A 540 called for assistance while sailing in the Skagerrak on her way to the Faroe Islands (of which the Queen Margrethe II will visit next week) after an engine failure. Back at Grand Harbour, Malta in 2006. The Iver Huitfeldt Class Frigate HDMS […]

Ferry – GNV AZZURRA

One of the GNV’s (Grandi Navi Veloci) ferries around is the 1981 built ropax GNV AZZURRA. In the late 70s the Swedish shipbuilding industry was suffering from a downturn, with little to no ships in order from Swedish shipyards. To help the industry the Swedish Prime Minister Ola Ullsten persuaded Rederi AB Gotland to order new ferries from Öresundsvarvet […]

Offshore – ASSO VENTIQUATTRO leaving Malta – 03.11.2020

One of the frequent offshore supply vessels around is the 2001 built ASSO VENTIQUATTRO. She was built in Danmark by Orskov Yard at Fredrikshavn and been in active these golden years, She was seen in Malta back in 2004 when during May she was spotted with the semi-submersible drilling rig (ssdr) BREDFORD DOLPHIN at the […]

Special Purpose Vessels – Floating Dock DOCK 5 – 20.07.2020

Danish family owned ship repair company, Orskov Yard’s newbuilt 180 metres long floating Dock DOCK 5 was delivered on Friday 10th July, 2020 at Hat-San Shipyard in Turkey. On Wednesday 8th May 2019 the steel cutting ceremony for the DOCK 5 took place at Hat-San shipyard. On Monday 9th September, 2019 DOCK 5 was launched […]