Delivery – 2024 newbuilding tug BB ELECTRA at Malta – 15.03.2024

On Friday 15th March, 2024, the Turkish built ElectRA 2200 SX design 22.2 m tug BB ELECTRA passed breakwaters at Grand Harbour, Malta at 0615 hrs berthing at DWQ 4 Wharf. With a length (loa) of 22.2 m excluding fenders, molded breadth of 10.84 meters and least molded depth of 4.4 meters, BB ELECTRA has […]

Local Shipping – Sea Malta’s – BORMLA

Sea Malta Company Limited was the Maltese National Shipping Line. Established on 10th November 1973 during the tenure of the Labour Government led by Dominic Mintoff, which had the majority of the shares in the new company. The quest of this company was to provide maritime services company as well as to the need of the nation in general, and to […]

Offshore – NORMAND PIONEER at Malta – 2016

One of the ships that drew the attention of the world when she was used to transport diving equipment to the Barents Sea to assist attempts to reach the Russian submarine KURSK , the UT742 design offshore support vessel NORMAND PIONEER was spotted was once again at Malta. The new UT742 design used for the […]

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. […]

Offshore – DP3 oil rig TRANSOCEAN BARENTS at Malta – August 2023

On Saturday 5th August, 2023 the 2009 built 6th generation, semi submersible drilling oil rig (ssdr) TRANSOCEAN BARENTS was spotted approaching Bunkering Area 4, Malta as scheduled. Upon completion of her position at Bunkering Area 4 the only self propelled sheerlegs in the Maltese Islands – SEAWOLF II, towing a barge that left Medserv Base […]

LPG News – Eitzen acquires shipowner B-Gas – August 2023

Norwegian Shipping Company EITZEN has added a fleet of LPG carriers to her expanding shipping empire, buying B-Gas from Bergshav Shipholding for an undisclosed sum. B GAS COMMANDER anchored off Naples, Italy back to 15th April, 2019 B-Gas owns and operates 10 LPG vessels ranging in size from 3,000 to 5,000 cu m, which mainly […]

Maiden Call – Norwegian Tug TRONDS LAX at Malta – 17.07.2023

On Monday 17th July, the 15 year old tug TRONDS LAX arrived at Valletta Roads, Malta to take Harbour Pilot to enter Valletta of which she passed breakwaters at 1029 hrs. Her last port of call was Cadiz, Spain but her track was that she came from Aliaga Roads, Turkey.  She made fast at DWQ […]

Offshore News – Chevalier Hotels conversion of 2 Supply Vessels

Last year the Dutch based Chevalier Hotels purchased the laid up Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) HAVILA AURORA and HAVILA FORTUNE for conversion into a walk to work units. HAVILA AURORA renamed as CF AURORA was built in 2009 in Portugal as OCEAN ATLANTIC trading for few months. She was last seen at Malta back to […]

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 […]