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 […]
Seismic – PGS awarded work in the Mediterranean – Jan 2023
Norwegian offshore seismic acquisition specialist PGS has won a new 3D survey contract in the Mediterranean region. The 2017 built Titan Class vessel RAMFORM HYPERION will be used. Infact we saw her in Malta twice within few months, first in October 2022 berthed port side alongside at Pinto 3 Wharf, part of Valletta Cruise Port […]
Bunkering – Vehicle Carrier PTOLEMY – 07.01.2023
On Saturday 7th January, 2023 the 1998 built PAN flag vehicles carrier PTOLEMY called at Bunkering Area 3, Malta for uplifting bunkers. She was built in the Netherlands by Frisian Shipbuilding Welgelegen at Harlingen with Yard Number 507 as AUTOPROGESS homeported in Grimstad, Norway. Her keel was laid on 25th March 1997 and launched on […]
Delivery – 2022 built EcoBulk Carrier MISJE VITA at Malta – 10.11.2022
On Thursday 10th November, 2022 the 2022 built EcoBulk Carrier MISJE VITA entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her delivery voyage from the builders. In fact she passed breakwaters at 1824 hrs. She was built in Sri Lanka by Colombo Dockyard (Pte) Ltd as hull no 250 for Misje Rederi A/S, Norway of which will be […]
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Italy Demands That Countries Whose Flag Is Flown By Rescue Boats Bear The Responsibility Of Migrants Aboard – November 2022.
A row escalated on Friday 4th November over who should take care of migrants rescued by NGO’s rescue vessels offshore Italy, with Italy insisting that countries whose flag was flown by the vessels should bear some of the responsibility and Norway disagreeing. 3 NGO rescue vessels holding almost 1,000 migrants have been at sea offshore […]
Offshore News – SEVEN OCEANIC and SEVEN ARCTIC at Malta in 6 days apart – September 2022.
Two offshore vessels from an interesting fleet of over 35 vessels from the Norwegian Offshore Industry Company Subsea 7 called at Grand Harbour, Malta coming from Norway bound to Filyos, Turkey for provisions, stores etc within 6 days apart from each other. First to enter was the 2011 built Deepwater Subsea Offshore Vessel SEVEN OCEANIC […]
Maiden Call – Seismic Vessel SANCO ATLANTIC – 20.04.2022
On Wednesday 20th April, the 1987 built BHS flag research vessel SANCO ATLANTIC called within territorial waters (wtw) during her maiden call for conveyance service 3 nautical miles off Grand Harbour (ogh), Malta. She stopped in her rendezvous position at 1554 hrs for a conveyance service with the 1999 built offshore supply boat MARIA-C that […]
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 […]
Offshore News – NORMAND TONJER (II) mobilising for Magseis Fairfield at Malta – 05.11.2021
On Friday 5th November, 2021 at 0459 hrs the 2010 built construction support vessel NORMAND TONJER entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call coming from Dusavik, Norway. She’s the second vessel named as NORMAND TONJER of which she was seen in Malta too. She’s on her way to the Far East after last September […]
Weather Conditions – Easterly Strong Wind on Friday 16th April 2021.
With a mild winter around the Maltese Islands, the first spring season strong winds occurred on Friday 16th April 2021 with wind blowing Easterly Force 8 wind decreasing and backing NE Force 7 overnight. All Bunkering Operations were suspended due to the current weather conditions and most of the vessels were sheltering on the lee […]