The image shows Bourbon Orca moored in Freeport Malta. The city in the background is called Birżebbuġa.
As the Mediterranean’s third largest transhipment port, Malta Freeport represents a strategic platform for the shipping lines that have chosen it as their Mediterranean hub port being located at the crossroads of some of the world’s greatest shipping routes and in the heart of the Europe, Africa and Asian’s Middle East triangle.
Bourbon Orca is an Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel with ULSTEIN X-BOW designed by Ulstein Design AS. The vessel is built to serve the oil exploration and oil production industry
world wide. The vessel is equipped with a diesel electric power plant, large azimuth main thrusters, high capacity AHT winches and safe anchor handling equipment, ensuring the vessel to obtain the best operating characteristics in both sailing, anchor handling and DP/manoeuvering modes.
World Maritime News Staff