AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY – Fairplay 33 towing Hull 890 – 30.12.2019

One of the towages that are bound to Norway from Romania was the towage of Cruise Liner HULL 890 towed by the anchor handling tug FAIRPLAY 33 and it was photographed from the air by Malta Ship Photos in the Mediterranean Sea . HULL 890 is one of the VARD 6 08 type new expedition […]

Broken Up – Salvage Tug SALVAGE TITAN – December 2022

One of the famous Dutch built ocean going salvage tug SALVAGE TITAN was broken up at Kaohsiung, Taiwan last December 2022. She was built by Verolme Shipyard – Heusen; Netherlands with yard number 934 for Smit International Rotterdam as SMIT NEW YORK. Below image is while she was berthed at the old Medserv Base at […]

Local Shipping – ZAMTUGS.

In the middle 1980’s the Zammit Group of Companies, who pioneered inland ferry services before the establishment of Gozo Channel Co Ltd, ventured into towage though for a short period, purchasing and operating 5 tugs which their names started with ZAMTUG followed by a roman number. ZAMTUG Built in 1957 at NV Scheepswerf v/h Jonker […]

Towage – Soviet 93m salvage tug YAGUAR

YAGUAR was built by Admiralteiskiy Zavod at Leningrad in USSR in 1976 as Yard No.701 (Design 1453), a 9,000 HP Salvage Tug. She was 92.79m long; 15.40m wide and draught of 7.70m Her machinery was  twin screws, 2 x 2-stroke 16cyl. diesel USSR 8970pk-6600kW-12500ipk total, giving her speed of 18.254 knots and Bollard Pull of 95 […]

Breaking Up -1984 built Seismic Vessel KONDOR EXPLORER – 22.09.2015

On Tuesday 22nd September 2015 the 1983 built seismic vessel KONDOR EXPLORER arrived at Scheepssloperij Nederland BV in Gravendeel to be demolished. She was built in China by Hudyong Shipyard at Shanghai in 1983 as yard number 141 as tugboat SSS SHANGHAI to Selco (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Singapore,  managed by Sentinel Supply Ships Pte. Ltd., Singapore. Her gross tonnage was […]