Research/Survey Vessel – HAWK EXPLORER

One of the converted fishing vessels that used to be around was the 1984 built HAWK EXPLORER. She was built in 1984 in Kragero, Norway by Tangen Verft  as the Faroese fishing trawler HOGIFOSSUR  with grey hull , fishing matricola as VA 65 trading until May 2006  when she was sold and renamed as HAWK […]

Research/Survey Vessel – BERGEN SURVEYOR

One of the converted fishing vessels that used to be around was the 1972 built BERGEN SURVEYOR. Above and timeline image is back to April, 2011 while leaving Aberdeen, Scotland. She was built in 1972 in Lowestoft (United Kingdom) by Brooke Marine as the fishing trawler SUB SURVEYOR I with red hull trading until 1982.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Seismic Vessel BGP PROSPECTOR – 17.04.2021 -18.05.2021

On Saturday 17th April, 2021 the 2011 built seismic research ship BGP PROSPECTOR entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 1349 hrs coming from Recalada, Argentina embarking pilot inside breakwaters due to swell. She was built in South Korea at Sekwang Heavy Industries at Ulsan and homeported at Nassau (BHS Flag). She was assisted by 2 local […]

Research – Axxis Geo Solutions to sell NEPTUNE NAIAD – 10.05.2021

Financially troubled seismic player Axxis Geo Solutions has entered into an agreement with Sanco Holding regarding the sale of the 2002 built survey vessel NEPTUNE NAIAD. NEPTUNE NAIAD entering Grand Harbour, Malta back to 26th June, 2019 Furthermore, Axxis Production, a wholly owned subsidiary of Axxis, has entered into a time charter for the 2008 built […]

Tugboat – Singapore Built THOR SERVER

One of the Faroe Islands operated vessel that was a regular visitor in Malta was the tug THOR SERVER that was used as a guard/chase boat with seismic operations. She was built in 1978 by Marine Builders Pte Ltd at Singapore as yard number 1016 named as AL JUBAIL VIII trading until 1985 where she […]

Research/Survey Vessel – AMAZON CONQUEROR

On Tuesday 12th November, 2019 the 2015 built seismic vessel AMAZON CONQUEROR entered Grand Harbour for the first time. She was built in Germany by Flensburger Schiffbau-Ges. Mhb. & Co. KG at Flensburg with a 126 m (loa) and a beam of 31 m. She is owned by Shearwater Geoservices Assets, UK. With a 21,195 […]