Broken Up – Offshore Tug/Supply Vessel THOR I – September 2021

The 35 year old offshore tug/supply ship THOR I was broken up in Chittagong, Bangladesh on Tuesday 21st September 2021. She was built on 1st June 1986 by Orskov Yard at Frederikshavn in Denmark as CHALLENGER III trading for 3 months where she was renamed as OIL CHALLENGER by Ocean Inchcape trading for 5 years […]

Ferry – 1980 built SHERBATSKIY

One of the last remaining ships built for Townsend Thoresen for the Dover – Calais route as the PRIDE OF FREE ENTERPRISE was scrapped in December 2015 and was seen as SHERBATSKIY. She was launched on 31st May 1980 by Schichau Unterweser AG, Germany as yard number 2281 as PRIDE OF FREE ENTERPRISE for Townsend Thoresen […]

Breaking Up – 4 Italian Navy Units loaded on YACHT EXPRESS – 19.08.2021

An Interesting operation by a semi submersible vessel done at Augusta, Sicily was the DYT Yacht transport vessel YACHT EXPRESS that loaded 4 x decommissioned Italian Navy Units for breaking up at Aliaga, Turkey. The 4 naval units were – Toti Class (1075 Type) Submarine – ITS ATTILIO BAGNOLINI S 505 commissioned on 16th June […]

Offshore News – 7 Solstad Vessels Sold For Scrapping – 05.10.2021

Solstad Offshore has sold seven older vessels for green recycling in Norway (Green Yard Feda and Green Yard Kleven) as part of the company’s rescue plan, which involves a divestment of 37 ships. The seven vessels are – FAR SOVEREIGN built by Langsten Slip & Batbyggeri, Norway as yard number 122 in 1999. Homeport is […]

Breaking Up -1999 built Seismic Vessel WESTERN TRIDENT – June 2021

Shearwater GeoServices completed the sale of the seismic vessel WESTERN TRIDENT for recycling as part of the company’s fleet renewal strategy in early June, 2021. She was built in Norway by Ulstein Verft AS at Ulsteinvik in 1999 with Yard no 241 for Western Geophysical a division of Baker Hughes, USA to the design of […]

Breaking Up – 1999 built AHTS SEA PANTHER – 20.08.2021

On Friday 20th August, 2021 Solstad Rederi AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solstad Offshore ASA, has sold the anchor handling tug/supply (AHTS) SEA PANTHER for Recycling. The company did not say where exactly the SEA PANTHER would be recycled. She was previously owned by Deep Sea Supply, a company that in 2017 merged with […]

Cruise Liners – SAGA ROSE

One of the elegant Ocean Liners we had around was undoubtedly the SAGAFJORD. She was built in 1965 as yard number 1366 by Société Nouvelle des Forges et Chantiers de la Meditarranee, France for Norwegian America Line costing around $30 million as a combined ocean liner/cruise ship trading until 1980. in 1983 she was sold to Cunard […]

Demolition Naval Vessels – BNS GEORGES TRUFFAUT M 908 – 30.06.2007

M 908 BNS GEORGES TRUFFAUT  was a minesweeper of the famous Aggressive. She was built in 1955 by Tampa Marine Co., Tampa, Florida in USA as AM 515 for the United States Navy. Reclassified as an Ocean Minesweeper MSO 515 on the 7th February 1955 of which she was launched 1st November 1955 and completed 21st September […]

Malta Naval Visits – HDMS PETER TORDENSKIOLD F 356 – 19-22.05.2006

The Royal Danish Navy Niels Juel Class corvette HDMS PETER TORDENSKIOLD F 356 paid a diplomatic visit at Valletta, Malta on Friday 19th May, 2006 entering at 0835 hrs berthing at DWQ 1 for few hours. Later afternoon she shifted with 2 local tugs PAWLINA and FELICA to Pinto 5 Wharf. Launched on 30th April […]