Offshore News – Swire Pacific Offshore Fleet sold to Tidewater – 22.04.2022

On Friday 22nd April Tidewater Inc. announced the completion of its purchase of Swire Pacific Offshore Holdings Ltd., a subsidiary of Swire Pacific Ltd., for approximately $190 million after the sale was announced last 9th March. The deal will allow Tidewater to add SPO’s fleet of 50 OSVs to its own, creating one of the world’s largest OSV fleets. Part of […]

Yachting – 2021 built support yacht PHI PHANTOM at Malta – 02.08.2021

Superyacht support vessels are an increasingly popular way of extending the yachting experience, whether they are used as a floating helipad, tender garage, toys or accommodation for specialist staff. One of the latest built support yachts is the Turkish Built 36 metre PHI PHANTOM which called Grand Harbour, Malta on her maiden voyage from Antalya, Turkey […]

Yachting – LADY SARYA owner dies – 23.02.2021

One of the Italian built legendary superyachts around is the 1972 built LADY SARYA. She was built by Nuovi Cantieri Apuania in Marina di Carrara, Italy, for New York property developer William Levitt as LA BELLE SIMONE She use to host the most glamorous celebrities of the era, including Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra, Michael Caine, […]

Local Shipping – EMMAYA

On Saturday 30th May, 2020 the newbuild aquaculture vessel EMMAYA delivered to Fish & Fish Ltd arrived in Malta as a deck cargo aboard the heavy lift vessel EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA. She was built in Southampton, U.K. by SMS Group with a length of 24 metres; 8.5 metres beam and maximum draft of 3 metres. She’s […]

BFT Season – STORM X during 2007.

One of the vessels involved in BFT (BlueFin Tuna) Season 2007 was the 1975 built offshore supply vessel STORM X. She was built at American Marine Corp of New Orleans, USA as yard no 1120 delivered in May 1975 as CANARY ISLAND trading until 1991 where she was bought by Vector Offshore and renamed VEESEA […]

Offshore – VOS PRELUDE awarded more work with Eni – 28.01.2020

Vroon Offshore Services has been awarded a charter for the platform support vessel VOS PRELUDE  by Eni in the UK. The vessel has been fixed for 31 months, and will support a decommissioning campaign in the southern sector of the North Sea. Further options are also available to Eni. Recently she completed a separate charter with […]

Naval News – Brasilian Navy acquired submarine rescue ship – 23.10.2019

After completing negotiations on 23rd October that began months ago, the Brazilian Navy has acquired the offshore support vessel ADAMS CHALLENGE to replace her current submarine rescue ship, NSS FELINTO PERRY K 11. ADAMS OFFSHORE funnel colours at Valletta on 26h July, 2010. Purchased from Adams Offshore WLL, a firm registered in Bahrain, the ship was […]

Yachting – Support Yacht B 3 at Malta – 06.08.2019

On Tuesday 6th August 2019 the 55.5 m support yacht B 3 entered Valletta bound to Grand Harbour Marina mooring at St. Angelo Wharf during her delivery voyage from Damen Turkey. She’s a yacht of the popular YS 5009 design. Built of steel and aluminium, B3 has been configured to house 6 guests across 3 […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – PERIDOT – September 2019

On Wednesday 25th September the 2005 built offshore support ship PERIDOT left Valletta, Malta from Palumbo Malta Shipyard. She was built in Norway as yard number 270 by Ulstein Verft at Ulsteinvik as BOURBON PERIDOT as a supply ship of which later she was converted as ROV support vessel for subsea services and name was […]

Haifa, Israel Movements – Week 20 of 2019

The following movements are covered by a friend at Haifa, Israel – Monday 13th May, 2019. The La Fayette Class French Navy Frigate FS GUEPRATTE F 714  called again and assisted by tugboats AMATZIA II (Port Bow) and ILAN I (Port Quarter). Her previous call was back to 13th September 2018. Tuesday 14th May, 2019. […]