Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cable Layer RESPONDER from 1st to 5th May, 2024.

On Wednesday 1st May, 2024 the 2001 built 139.15 metres long cable layer RESPONDER  called at Grand Harbour, Malta passing breakwaters at 1524 hrs bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyards. She was built in Singapore by Keppel Shipyard Ltd at Benoi with yard no 5029 as the TYCO RESPONDER, the second ship in a class of […]

Delivery – Multi Purpose Offshore Vessel ARMADA 78 05 at Malta – January, 2024

On Friday 12th January, 2024 the 2023 built Multi Purpose Offshore Vessel ARMADA 78 05 passed Valletta breakwaters at 2009 hrs (LT) coming from her Vung Tau, Vietnam builders via Suez Canal. Homeported at Singapore (SGP Flag) , she’s the second vessel from her company to be within territorial waters of Malta. Built by VARD, […]

Maiden Call – Cable Layer CS RECORDER at Malta – 04.01.2024

Within a space of 3 hours, the second maiden call at Grand Harbour, Malta happened with the 2000 built cable layer CS RECORDER that passed breakwaters at 1014 hrs coming from Civitavecchia, Italy. She was built at the German Shipyard – Ps Werften Stralsund as MAERSK RECORDER with yard number 430,  one of the famous […]

Casualties – Turkish Cargo Ship KAFKAMETLER confirmed sunk – November 2023

After last Monday 20th November we issued an article regarding the Turkish 1988 built cargo ship KAFKAMETLER with 12 crew members on board missing , now it’s confirmed that the vessel sunk of which local media reported that the body of a deceased individual was found washed ashore near Eregli later on Monday. Turkish Authorities  have […]

Maiden Call – Turkish Offshore Support Vessel OPTIMUS PRIDE – 06.09.2023

Last Wednesday 6th September, 2023 the 37 year old lady OPTIMUS PRIDE entered Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time coming from her homeport – Istanbul at Turkey and berthed at MMH Quay 1 East at the mouth of Dock 7. She passed breakwaters at 1723 hrs. She was built in Norway by Ulstein Hatloe […]

Research/Survey Vessel – ASTREA

One of the smallest research ships worldwide is the 23.70m long scientific and technological research vessel ASTREA. Berthed at Dwq 3 back 10 10th July, 2006. She is operated by ICRAM (Central Institute for the scientific and technological Research – environmental Ministry). The vessel has been in order to operate in the most flexible way, […]

Ship of the Week – SKANDI INSPECTOR

DOF Subsea, a subsidiary of the Norwegian company DOF, sold their 36 year old subsea support vessel SKANDI INSPECTOR back to the end of 2015. The vessel built by Hatlo Verksted-Ulsteinvik, Norway, in 1979 as TENDER CAPTAIN and in January 1986 she was sold to Farstad Offshore and renamed FAR CAPTAIN.  DOF purchased the vessel in […]

MAERSK INVENTOR at Malta – 18.05.2018. The 2018 built Isle of Man flagged (IOM) Subsea Support Vessel (SSV)  MAERSK INVENTOR entered Valletta (Grand Harbour), Malta for the first time on Friday 18th May, 2018 at 0715 hrs.She’s the third out of four Stingray Class Subsea Support Vessel. Maersk ordered a series of four Stingray vessels in 2014. Designed together […]

ASSO JET III, Assodivers newest 1.3MW trencher ROV AssoJet III, Assodivers newest 1.3MW trencher ROV, has completed her maiden project on WesternLink with more than 40Km of jetting successfully with very impressive burial results/speeds!!! Congratulations to all Asso divers team and everyone onboard the ASTREA for this very important milestone…. The Astrea is a DP-2 […]