Offshore – Noble secures 2 drillships and jackup contracts – November 2023

New York and Copenhagen-listed offshore rig owner Noble Corporation has secured more work for its drillships and jackups units. The 2011 built  188metres drillship NOBLE GLOBETROTTER I and the 2013 built NOBLE GLOBETROTTER II have both received additional contracts from Shell for work in the US Gulf of Mexico. The NOBLE GLOBETROTTER I  has been […]

Smit International – Tugboat ZEELEEUW

Smit Internationale N.V. (or Smit International) was a Dutch company operating in the maritime industry. It was founded in 1842 by Fop Smit as a towage company with onl 1 paddle steamer tug KINDERDIJK. Fop’s sons, Jan and Leendert, continued the company under the name L. Smit & Co and expanded the fleet. In 1870, they began using tugs with […]

Ukraine Crisis – Ships Shelled in Black Sea – Feb 2022

The Black Sea is a critical region for agricultural traders and oil traders alike. Ukraine and Russia together account for more than a quarter of the global trade in wheat and about a fifth of corn. That trade was thrown into chaos after Ukraine’s ports closed in the wake of Russia’s invasion. With Russia invasion […]

Local Shipping – Tanker SEAGULL I

A floating Fuel Hub located at Marsamxett Harbour is the 1955 built tanker SEAGULL I. She was built in 1955 by H.B.Peters , Te Dedimsvaart, Netherlands as SEAGULL, a name she kept until she she was sold to Cornflower Shipping Limited (Shell Agents in Malta) and renamed SEAGULL I with official number 5048 in 1997. […]

LNG News – Shell Gas carrier GALEA again at Malta – 20.08.2019

Today, Tuesday 20th August, 2019 the 290 m long British gas carrier GALEA entered Marsaxlokk Harbour for another shipment bound to the Floating Storage Unit (FSU) ARMADA LNG MEDITERRANA. This is not her first shipment infact she was the first ship to start the shipments back to 11th January, 2017. She was built in Nagasaki, Japan […]

LNG News – Shell charters 6 new LNG tankers – 20.12.2018

Shell has inked charter contracts for six LNG carriers with Sovcomflot and TMS Cardiff Gas, with the latter announcing the order four newbuildings in South Korea to fulfil the charters. Shell Tankers (Singapore) Pte Ltd (STSL) has signed separate agreements to charter four LNG carriers from Greek shipowner TMS Cardiff Gas and two from Russian […]

Local Shipping – BALLUTA BAY

The British Everard company had a tradition of naming her ships with the name ending in ITY of which back on 21st January 2007 the oil products tanker ALLURITY was seen entering Valletta, Malta berthing at Flagstone Wharf inner. She was built in 1981 by Clelands at North Tyneside in UK as SHELL MARKETER trading […]