29 May 2023






2 mins

During October 2016, MALTA SHIP PHOTOS & ACTION PHOTOS (MSPAP) was interviewed by the Founder and  Editor in Chief  of Ship2Shore – Dr. Angelo Scorza who is a professional maritime journalist while he was in Malta invited for the Malta Maritime Summit.

The interview was even published on the site Ship2Shore –

10 Years Ago – 07.05.2013 – Tragedy of the Torre Piloti in Genoa. Around 2300hrs, the 1976 built ro/ro ship JOLLY NERO collided against the structure of the port at hit the pilot tower. The collapse caused the death of nine people while four others were injured.

The victims where – The radio operator of the tug boats Sergio Basso, 50 years old, from Vernazza (SP), the radio operator of the pilots Maurizio Potenza, 50 years old, from Genoa, the pilot Michele Robazza, 44 years old, from Pistoia, Marshal Francesco Cetrola, 38 years old, from Santa Marina (SA), the first class chief Marco de Candussio, 39 years old from Fornaci di Barga (LU), first class subchief Davide Morella, 33 years old from Biella, second class subchief Giuseppe Tusa, 30 years old, from Milazzo (ME), third class subchief Daniele Fratantonio, 30 years old, from Rapallo (GE), Sergeant Giovanni Iacoviello, 35 years old, from Carrara.

Featured image is of Fuel Tanks Facility on fire at Misurata, Libya during the Libyan Uprising in 2011.

MSPAP will celebrate her 33rd Year Anniversary on 1st August and till date we have over 10 Million Images in Our Archives dating back to 1920s…

We are the Largest & Leading Photo Library in the Maltese Islands and the 13th largest Maritime library in the world….We are continually adding new photographs, and working through digitizing our archive including maritime history……


All Photographs with others in archives are AGAINST PAYMENT so feel free to email us with your requirements.

Watermarked Photos are by Capt. Lawrence Dalli otherwise stated. NO PHOTOS can be used or manipulated without our permission.
© All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos –