EDT AEOLUS towing FJELL – Aerial Photography – 25.04.2022

On Monday 25th April, 2022 the 2011 built anchor handling tug EDT AEOLUS towing the 2001 built semi submersible heavy load carrier FJELL was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 35 nautical miles offshore Malta. EDT AEOLUS was built in Romania by Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries SA at Mangalia with yard number […]

Marine Construction – Belgian Herbosch-Kiere to lay cables for Bahrain – February 2022.

In 2021, the Flemish marine construction company Herbosch-Kiere, signed a contract for the installation of 3 x 66 kV submarine cables in shallow waters between Bahrain’s mainland and Hawar Island. The multi-purpose, self-propelled vessel ATLANTIS will carry out the works for Al-Gihaz Contracting, a Saudi Arabian construction company. The works start in February 2022 and […]

Sale – BULLET 1 and SEA PATRON on sale by Transport Malta – March 2021

Transport Malta is selling the Offshore Tug/Supply Ship SEA PATRON and the self propelled barge BULLET 1 tale quale currently berthed at Bridge Wharf, Grand Harbour. The Offshore Tug/Supply Ship SEA PATRON was built in Singapore in 1983 as the SMIT SUMATERA trading until April 2010. She was bought by E Marine Ltd (Part of […]

Offshore – Oil Rig MAERSK DISCOVERER at Malta for few hours – 27.07.2020

The 2009 built dynamically positioned semi submersible drilling rig (ssdr) MAERSK DISCOVERER was offshore Malta for few hours on Monday 27th July,2020. She was built in Singapore by KEPPEL FELS and is a Self-Propelled A1 Column Stabilized Drilling Unit. She was assisted by the 2013 built offshore support vessel EDT JANE which entered MMH Facilities […]

Local Shipping – BULLET ONE

One of the few self propelled barges that used to be seen at Valletta, Malta was the BULLET ONE. Built in 1984 at Arsenale Venice, Italy with a length of 31 metres, beam of 8 metres and maximum draught of 2 metres she had 125 GRT. She had bow ramps together with 2 Spud Legs. […]

Offshore News – Maersk Drilling awarded long term contract – 08.04.2019

Maersk Drilling’s ultra deepwater semi-submersible rig MAERSK DELIVERER has been awarded a 3 year contract by Inpex Australia and joint venture participants for drilling at the Ichthys gas and condensate field in the Browse Basin offshore Western Australia. The estimated contract value of the three-year contract is US$300 million, including mobilisation. The contract, which also […]

DEME Group Vessels in the Mediterranean Sea

During Week 33 of 2018 DEME Group (Dredging International) Vessels were spotted in the Mediterranean Sea with 2 out of 3 stopped OPL Malta for services. On Monday 13th August the 123 metre long, 2005 built FRA flag cutter suction dredger D’ARTAGNAN was spotted anchored at Bunkering Area 1 being bunkered by the 1991 built MLT flag […]

SAN LUCA PRIMO placing boulders at Marina Di Valletta, Malta. The 1974 built self propelled hopper barge SAN LUCA PRIMO entered Marsaxmxetto Harbour bound to Marina di Valletta, Pieta Creek for placing boulders after being loaded from Pozzallo Port, Sicily. Vessel was built in Germany, home ported at Chioggia, Italy with imo of 7647549. Photos below […]