Offshore – Anchor Handling Vessel SOVEREIGN

One of the Chinese built offshore industry vessels currently trading in the maritime world is the 2003 built anchor handling vessel SOVEREIGN. She was built at CIMC Raffles Offshore Shipyard at Yantai, China for Klyne Tugs Ltd at Lowestoft, UK as ANGLIAN SOVEREIGN christened on 27th August, 2003 where she traded until 2007 of which […]

Yachting – Chinese 2018 built superyacht ILLUSION PLUS at Malta – September 2023

The first Chinese built superyacht – ILLUSION PLUS called at Malta , of which entered Marsamxett Harbour on Saturday 9th September at 1632 hrs coming from Tarragona, Spain, berthing at Manoel Island Marina. She was built by Pride Mega Yachts that is the specialist megayacht brand of CIMC Raffles Yachts, based in China’s Yantai Peninsula […]

Cable Layer – CABLE VIGILANCE at Malta – August 2023

The latest vessel that joined the fleet for the Malaysian based OMS Group (OMSG) in July 2022, the CABLE VIGILANCE has entered Grand Harbour, Malta during August 2023. She’s the new submarine cable installation and was inaugurated in Dunkirk. She was built in China by CIMC Raffles Offshore at Yantai for British Petroleum (BP), UK […]

Casualties – Yacht NERO listed in dry dock at Genoa, Italy – 10.09.2019

On Tuesday 10th September, 2019 around 1530 hrs local time the 2008 built superyacht NERO was listed in a dry dock at the Amico & Co refit yard in Genoa, Italy. It is thought to be caused by a support panel giving way as the yacht was being relaunched, local newspaper reported of which NERO then listed to her port […]

Yacht Transportation – YACHT EXPRESS loading 58.03m yacht MARALA – 28.07.2019

Last Sunday 28th July 2019 the 2007 built semi submersible yacht carrier YACHT EXPRESS loaded the 1931 built luxury yacht MARALA during a Sevenstar Yacht Transport Operation. YACHT EXPRESS was built at Yantai, China by CIMC Raffles Offshore and on the 17th November 2007 she called for bunkering operations at Bunkering Area 4 loaded with […]