Towage – Tug CHRISTOS LV towing Pipe Layer SEMINOLE at Malta – 28/29.03.2024

On Thursday 28th March, 2024 the 2007 built tug CHRISTOS LV towing the 135m long pipe layer SEMINOLE was seen approaching within territorial waters (wtw) bound to Bunkering Area 1 for uplifting bunkers and crew change at 2338 hrs. CHRISTOS LV is not a new face in Malta though she never called under Greek ownership. […]

Towage – MACISTONE towing 2 former GDF Corrubia Class Patrol Craft – 04.03.2021

It is not the first time that former Italian law Enforcement marine units are seen in Maltese Territorial Waters and back to March, 2021, two former Guardia Di Finanza (GDF) Corrubia Class Patrol Craft were towed/brought to Malta by the 1982 built Italian flag and owned tugboat MACISTONE for further service as an Anti Piracy […]

Delivery – Tug SMIT EUROPE – 2007

One of the Turkish built tugs, trading around is the 2007 built multi purpose escort ASD tug SMIT EUROPE. She entered Valletta on 15th August 2007 straight from the shipyard – Bogazici Denizcilik A.S of which she was built as BOGAZICI 1 trading until July. She was berthed at Gun Wharf for few hours manned […]

Offshore News – Solstad secures 6 vessels deal for a project – 31.08.2023

Norwegian OSV player Solstad Offshore has landed a deal with Ocean Installer, a marine construction player, formerly known as Havfram Subsea securing work for six ships on a project in West Africa. NORMAND IVAN entering Grand Harbour, Malta back to May, 2016. The contract, which starts in the fourth quarter of this year, will utilise NORMAND […]

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 […]

Offshore – Tidewater 2012 built Platform supply vessel HANDIN TIDE

One of the frequently Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) seen around the Maltese Islands working in the Mediterranean Sea is the Tidewater owned HANDIN TIDE that used to work at West Africa and currently involved in survey operations with Fugro. She was built in China by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding at Mawei in 2012. Her calls to […]

Passer By – SEA BRAVO towing OLYMPIC Z – 24.05.2021

On Monday 24th May, 2021 the 2008 built tug SEA BRAVO towing the 2007 built offshore tug/supply ship OLYMPIC Z passed by 32.2 nautical miles NNE off Malta underway from West Africa bound to Greece. SEA BRAVO is a Damen built Shoalbuster 3209 with a length overall of 32.08 metres with 9.10 metres beam and […]