Haifa Port – March 2022 Movements.

The Port of Haifa  is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and […]

Offshore News – ASSO VENTIQUATTRO Cargo Run – 19.06.2021

After the 2001 built offshore tug/supply ship ASSO VENTIQUATTRO was drydocked inside Dock 5 during May 2021 at Palumbo Malta Shipyard it was the turn to perform a cargo run. On Friday 18th June, 2021 at 0900 hrs she shifted from MMH Facilities to Parlatorio Wharf at Palumbo Malta Shipyards. And on Saturday 19th June […]

Conveyance – Busy Wednesday 24th March, 2021

Vessels calling for crew change, provisions, fendering operations, disembarking/embarking personnel etc are positioned 3/5 miles depending on the cargo for conveyance services. Below is an example of a busy morning that happened on Wednesday 24th March 2021 – The 2013 Romanian built and owned chemical/oil products tanker HISTRIA AMBRA was seen receiving yokohama fenders for […]

Offshore – VOS PRINCE at Leviathan Field – June 2020

The 2016 built offshore supply vessel VOS PRINCE has been working at the Leviathan field, offshore Israel since 2019. At the end of December 2019 Leviathan field started pumping gas in what the operating consortium called “a historic turning point in the history of the Israeli economy.” The Leviathan gas field is a large natural gas field located in […]

Coastguard – USCG only icebreaker arrives at Antarctica

According to the United States Coast Guard the 150 crew members of the icebreaker POLAR STAR arrived Thursday 17th January in Antarctica along with a resupply vessel during Operation Deep Freeze – a joint military service mission to resupply U.S. interests in Antarctica. Homeported in Seattle, the 42-year-old only operational heavy icebreaker, and the crew […]

Yachting – 82 metre Superyacht SARAFSA at Malta

The 269.03ft/82 metre Superyacht SARAFSA  was seen berthed at the Grand Harbour Marina (GHM) back in 2009 taking bunkers and stores.  She was built by Devonport in the United Kingdom  and delivered to her owner in 2008. Her home port is George Town while flag nationality is Cayman Islands (CYM). Powered by 2 MTU 2,697hp diesel […]

DRYDOCKING – VOS CHABLIS at Malta – Jan/Feb 2018. The 2003 built 65 metres long anchor handling vessel homeported in Gibraltar VOS CHABLIS owned by Vroon Offshore Srl, Italy  was drydocked at Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd Dock no 3 and did DP trials including Fire-Fighting on Tuesday 6th February, 2018. She left Valletta bound to Ravenna, […]

Ships at Haifa, Israel in Week 1 of 2018. The following movements are covered by a friend at Haifa, Israel –Thursday 4th January, 2018. The 1982 built CYP flag Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (THSD) SHAHAF was seen leaving port to her homeport at Limassol, Cyprus. On completion the 1990 built PAN flag bulker PETRA III […]

AH VARAZZE fixed again by TRANSOCEAN. The 2014 built anchor handling tug/supply vessel A.H. VARAZZE formerly ASSO TRENTADUE has been fixed again by TRANSOCEAN to tow the midwater floater TRANSOCEAN PROSPECT from offshore Methil, Fife, Scotland to Aliaga, Turkey for recycling in an environmentally responsible manner. Eta to Aliaga is at the end of September 2017. […]