Piracy – 7 Crew kidnapped from PACIFIC WARDEN – 20.11.2019

Singapore based offshore owner Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) has confirmed reports that the anchor handling tug supply vessel PACIFIC WARDEN was attacked by pirates offshore Equatorial Guinea. The vessel was supporting offshore field operations in Equatorial Guinea with 15 crew onboard, when she was attacked around 0500 hrs LT on Wednesday 20th November, 2019. 7 crew members were […]

Towage – RELIANCE towing BOABARGE 9 – Feb/March 2006

On Friday 10th March 2006 the 1979 built USA flag and owned tugboat RELIANCE was seen leaving Valletta, Malta towing the 1976 built CYM flag deck cargo pontoon BOABARGE 9 with 2 topsides on her deck. RELIANCE was built in the USA by Main Iron Works at Houma, Los Angeles in 1979 with her homeport […]

Offshore News – Dolphin Drilling dismisses the entire management – 28.05.2019

Norwegian offshore drilling company Dolphin Drilling ASA (DDASA) has dismissed all of its management employees, including its CEO and CFO, amid restructuring efforts. All of DDASA’s key management is employed by Dolphin Drilling Management AS. On this basis, Dolphin Drilling Management AS has today given notice of termination to all of its employees, including DDASA’s […]

Accident – ENI Platform – 1 died 2 injured, Italy – 05.03.2019

On Tuesday 5th March, 2019 around 0745 hrs a crane collapsed on ENI’s platform BARBARA F which is located in the Adriatic sea 30 nautical miles off Ancona coast, Italy. The crane broke from platform structure while hoisting gas cylinder, and fell down, crushing onto the offshore supply ship ALINE B at platform side, and […]

Passer By – Towage of H 591 loaded – 21.01.2019

On Monday 21st January 2019 a towage convoy consisting of tugs FAIRMOUNT GLACIER and KOLGA towing Cargo/Launch Barge H-591 loaded with jacket passed 45 nm offshore Malta bound to offshore Israel at Leviathan Oil Field. FAIRMOUNT GLACIER was built in 2006 by Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair , Japan with a Bollard Pull of 200 tons. […]

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 […]