One of the Vard Design ships is the 2016 built 95.30 metres long cable layer SEAWAY AIMERY. She has been designed as a dedicated cable lay vessel with significant hold space for cable storage and has also been designed to enable the cable  crew to work under cover during laying operations to minimise the impact […]

Breaking Up – SEVEN PELICAN – May 2020

On Friday 8th May 2020 the 35 year old offshore support vessel SEVEN PELICAN started her final voyage to the breakers at Aliaga, Turkey. She was towed by the 1998 built Italian tug GAGLIARDO from MMH Facilities where she was berthed since last year. Above images of GAGLIARDO drydocked at Cassar Ship Repair Yard back […]

MBL News – Paul Allen research ship PETREL at Malta – 20.03.2017

On Monday 20th March 2017 around 0814 hrs the 76.45 metre research vessel PETREL owned by the estate of the Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen entered Valletta, Malta. The ship is named after the sea bird petrel. In 2016, Allen purchased the offshore vessel formerly named SEVEN PETREL from Subsea 7, a subsea engineering, construction and services company. In 2017, the ship […]

Offshore – Subsea 7 with New Boss – January 2020

UK Subsea engineering and construction services company SUBSEA 7 has made changes to its executive management team, effective from January 1, 2020, including a new CEO.  John Evans is now in place as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Jean Cahuzac who retired at the end of 2019 of which he remains on the board of the company as a […]

Offshore News – SEVEN ANTARES joins NigerStar7 Fleet – April 2019.

The 2009 built PAN flag pipelay vessel SEVEN ANTARES has joined the fleet of Nigerian offshore construction company NigerStar 7 a joint venture company created by Jagal and Subsea 7. NigerStar 7 was awarded a large deal by a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, for the production uplift pipeline projects (PUPP) in shallow water, offshore Nigeria. Subsea […]

MMH MALTA – Week 28 of 2018

Mediterranean Maritime Hub (MMH) is located within the inner of Valletta (Grand Harbour), and ideally positioned to serve the marine oil and gas servicing industries by providing drilling, sub-sea and marine operations, engineering, maintenance and storage and other services.   The following are movements within Week 28 – Sunday 8th July, 2018. At 1828 hrs the […]

Last Voyage – SEVEN OSPREY at Malta – 05.01 – 17.02.2018. The 1984 built LBR flag diving and light construction  vessel SEVEN OSPREY left Valletta (Grand Harbour), Malta on Saturday 17th February, 2018 from Bormla Wharf at Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd after she entered Valletta on Friday 5th January berthing at the Mediterranean Maritime Hub (MMH) […]