Livestock Ships – GANADO EXPRESS and SHORTHORN EXPRESS at Malta – 08.08.2022
On Monday 8th August , the 135 metre livestock carrier GANADO EXPRESS and the 117 metres SHORTHORN EXPRESS entered Grand Harbour berthing alongside each other at MMH. First to enter was the 2013 built GANADO EXPRESS at 0859 hrs with 2 tugs assisting. She was built at China by COSCO Guangdong Shipyard at Dongguan with […]
Research/Survey Vessel – ATLANTIC SURVEYOR.
A former standby/safety vessel that was converted into a research/Survey vessels was the ATLANTIC SURVEYOR. She was built in the Netherlands in 1972 at Amels Holland in Makkum as the Buoy Tender BREEVEERTIEN for the Dutch Government with yard no 324. She was acquired in 1997 and renamed as TELCO BALTIC trading until November 2004 […]
Haifa Port – March 2021 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 […]
Broken Up – COSTA VICTORIA – 24.01.2021
During the first week of January, 2021 the 2015 built offshore supply ship VOS CHABLIS entered Piombino Port to tow the cruise liner COSTA VICTORIA towards Aliaga, Turkey for scrapping. As reported last June, 2020 which Costa Crociere confirmed that the ownership of COSTA VICTORIA was transferred to a subsidiary of the Genoese company San […]
Offshore – 3 Vroon Offshore Services Platform Supply Vessels for recycling – 16.09.2020
On Wednesday 16th September, 2020 it was announced that Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) has decided to dispose of three platform supply vessels (PSV), with the aim of “right-sizing” her PSV fleet. All 3 vessels joined the Vroon fleet on delivery from the shipyard and over the years, they have engaged in platform supply operations for a […]
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 […]
Dredging – Jan De Nul Vessels at Malta – Week 10 of 2020.
Jan De Nul Group is a family owned company that provides services relating to the construction and maintenance of maritime infrastructure on an international basis. Its main focus is dredging including other forms of marine engineering. Jan De Nul Group is the owner of the world’s most modern and most diverse dredging fleet. On Friday 6th March 2020 […]
Offshore – Vroon Secures £30 million contract – March 2020.
Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) has secured a three year contract extension with BP. The emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) VOS FAIRNESS (pictured), VOS DISCOVERY , VOS INNOVATOR and VOS VIGILANT will continue to provide support for BP’s assets in the North Sea and West of Shetland until 2023. The value of the contract is worth around £30 […]
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 […]
MMH MALTA – Week 44 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 44 Monday 29th October, 2018. At 1737 hrs VOS PATIENCE left Valletta from […]