Delivery – Service Operation Vessel (SOV) GRAMPIAN TEES at Malta – December, 2023

Last Thursday 21st December, 2023 the North Star Group Hybrid Electric Service Operation Vessel (SOV), GRAMPIAN TEES called at Grand Harbour, Malta  at 1730 hrs (1630 UTC) berthing at Pinto 3 Wharf for crew change, uplifting bunkers and stores/provisions.   She’s the third vessel in a series of four destined for decade-long minimum charters to […]

Delivery – Service Operation Vessel (SOV) GRAMPIAN TYNE at Malta – April, 2023

Last April 2023 the North Star Group Hybrid Electric Service Operation Vessel (SOV), the first vessel in a series of four – GRAMPIAN TYNE called at Grand Harbour, Malta berthing at MMH Facilities for crew change, uplifting bunkers and stores/provisions. The DNV classed vessel with 79.9 metres loa, a moulded beam of 19 metres, a […]

Delivery – Platform Supply Vessel COCO at Malta – 07.06.2022

On Tuesday 7th June, 2022 (Public Holiday in Malta ) the 82 metre DAN flag and owned newbuilt Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) COCO entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her delivery voyage and her maiden call to Malta at 0604 hrs. She was built at Vietnam at Vard Vung Tau as yard 806 with her keel […]

Passer By – ROTA ENDURANCE towing TORO – 19.05.2022

On Thursday 19th May, 2022 the 2003 built MHL flag offshore tug/supply ship ROTA ENDURANCE towing the 152 metre pipe layer platform TORO was seen in the Maltese Territorial Waters around 1120 hrs. When asked by Valletta VTS what were the intentions, radio officer replied (Dutch accent) that she was intended to uplift bunkers but […]

Heavy Lift – TOPAZ ZEYA at Malta – March 2022

The 2018 built 123 metres long RUS flag deck cargo ship TOPAZ ZEYA was seen at OPL Malta on Tuesday 15th March, 2022 loaded with windfarm equipment. She was built at Vard Vung Tau, Vietnam with keel laid on 20th December, 2016 and completed on 22nd May 2018. Design was known as VARD 9 21 […]

Heavy Lift – TOPAZ URAL at Malta – March 2022

The 2018 built 123 metres long RUS flag deck cargo ship TOPAZ URAL was seen at OPL Malta on Tuesday 15th March, 2022 with her deck clear from any cargo unlike her sisters. She was built at Vard Vung Tau, Vietnam as yard no 865. Design was known as VARD 9 21 and was built for Topaz […]

Heavy Lift – TOPAZ KAMA at Malta – March 2022

The 2017 built 123 metres long RUS flag deck cargo ship TOPAZ KAMA was seen at OPL Malta on Tuesday 15th March, 2022 loaded with more than 25 wind turbine blades. Her keel was laid on 16th November, 2016 and completion of building at Vard Vung Tau, Vietnam as yard no 863 was back to […]

Cable Layer – SEAWAY AIMERY

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 […]