| Delba Maritima is reported by
the Seabrokers Monthly Newsletter as being a company owned by Brazilian
entrepreneur Mr Newton Lins and the French offshore company SURF.
In 2004, the last time this
page was updated, the
company owned no ships but was building three UT 722s
in Brazil for eventual long term charter with Petrobras. The three
UT 722s were to be of different specifications, ranging in power
from 12,240 to 14,410 BHP.
During 2010 the company was
purchased by Bourbon Offshore who have added vessels to the
fleet, and changed the name. Hence this will be the last
change to this page and the story will be continued on the
Bourbon Offshore Maritima page, and here we are. This fleet
list is derived from the information collected for Delba
Maritima and with information added by Fabián Pérez who is
working offshore in South America.
Now in 2012 the Bourbon
presentation on its website includes all ships worldwide, so
it has become difficult to assign them to areas. however I
have done my best.
At the 2014 review I have
decided to divide Bourbon into three groups. This is the
Brazilian Group, and in addition to the ships details on the
Bourbon Maritima site we have also included Bourbon ships
which have been photographed in the area. The second group
will be Bourbon Norway who have a pretty well defined fleet
list, and the third area will be Bourbon Offshore which will
contain the rest of the fleet. To make things a bit more
complex, Bourbon are in the process of selling ships and
bareboating them back, to provide capital for continued
There may well now be further
additions to this fleet since the marine world is infested
with Liberty 100, 150s and 200s. But no/one has sent any
photos of them in, and who knows what the future holds with
Petrobras becoming less financially secure than heretofore.
Reviewed 5th March 2015.