Offshore – Noble secures 2 drillships and jackup contracts – November 2023

New York and Copenhagen-listed offshore rig owner Noble Corporation has secured more work for its drillships and jackups units. The 2011 built  188metres drillship NOBLE GLOBETROTTER I and the 2013 built NOBLE GLOBETROTTER II have both received additional contracts from Shell for work in the US Gulf of Mexico. The NOBLE GLOBETROTTER I  has been […]

Offshore – Drill Ship PACNORSE I

One of the drilling ships that was seen in Malta during the early 80’s, even drydocked at Malta Drydocks was the PACNORSE I. She was built in 1979 by Scotts Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Greenock,  United Kingdom as yard number 746 and named as PACNORSE I for Pacnorse Drilling Corporation 1 Ltd (Kristian Jebsens Rederi A/S […]

Oil Rig NOBLE PAUL ROMANO towage – AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY – 05.11.2012

On Monday 5th November, 2012 the semi-submersible drilling rig (SSDR) NOBLE PAUL ROMANO towage was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 65 nautical miles east offshore Malta. She was being towed by the 2011 Japanese built offshore tug/supply ship POSH CHAMPION with a 3,174 DWT and 75 metres as length overall. Also […]

Haifa Port – April 2022 Movements

The Port of Haifa  is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and […]

Offshore – VOS PRINCE at Leviathan Field – June 2020

The 2016 built offshore supply vessel VOS PRINCE has been working at the Leviathan field, offshore Israel since 2019. At the end of December 2019 Leviathan field started pumping gas in what the operating consortium called “a historic turning point in the history of the Israeli economy.” The Leviathan gas field is a large natural gas field located in […]

Noble Homer Ferrington towage – Aerial Photography – 11.06.2009

On Thursday 11th June 2009, the 2006 built CAN flag anchor handling supply vessel MAERSK DETECTOR towing the 1984 built semi-submersible oil rig NOBLE HOMER FERRINGTON was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS offshore Malta heading to the rig area off Marsaxlokk Harbour, Malta. MAERSK DETECTOR was built in 2006 by Astilleros y […]

AL JURF OIL FIELD Movements – VOS THALASSA at Malta. The 2012 built ITA flag offshore tug/supply ship VOS THALASSA left Valletta, Malta on Tuesday 14th February 2018 from Mediterranean Maritime Hub (MMH) bound to Al Jurf Oil Field, offshore  Libya. She left Valletta at 2237hrs local time (2137 UTC).The Al Jurf Oil Field is approximately located […]

Drillship inside Valletta – NOBLE GLOBETROTTER II – 22.08.2017 On Tuesday 22nd August at 0650 hrs the 2013 built Globetrotter Class Drillship NOBLE GLOBETROTTER II was seen entering Valletta for the first time to berth at Magazine Wharf that belongs to Valletta Gateway Terminals Ltd. Rig Type Drillship Rig Design Globetrotter Class Builder STX Shipbuilding […]