Delivery – CARMEN ERNESTINA for Venezuela – 16.07.1999

One of the 7 Austal built High Speed Craft Auto Express 86 that called at Grand Harbour, Malta during her delivery voyage was the 1999 built CARMEN ERNESTINA calling on Friday 16th July, 1999 berthing at Pinto 1 wharf, VISET (Now Valletta Cruise Port) on her way to Venezuela. Built as Hull 95 with 86.6 […]

RoRo Vessels – HOBURGEN

One of the Romanian built ships is the 35 year old lady LA CARACOLA with Venezuelan flag and ownership. She was built as yard 771 by Santierul Naval Galatz ( Now Damen Galati) in 1985 as BALDER RA for K/S A/S Balder Roro 2 trading until December 1985, sold to Navrom and renamed as BAZIAS […]

Offshore News – First Drillship for Turkey – 06.07.2019

FATIH is the first Turkish owned and Flagged (TUR) Drillship . She’s a a sixth generation ultra deepwater drillship  owned and operated by the Turkiye Petrolleri Anonim Ortakligi  (TPAO). She was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan at South Korea at a cost of nearly US$ 860 million, and launched on 25 November 2011 as DEEPSEA METRO II of which […]

Tanker News – Venezuela Sanctions – NS CONCEPT – Feb 2019

The 2005 South Korean built crude oil tanker NS CONCEPT departed Venezuela late January with half a million barrels of oil for Houston, USA arriving on the 3rd February and few days after sanctions on Venezuela’s state owned oil firm PDVSA were placed. After spending 6 days in Houston, the tanker has been unable to […]