Malta Naval Visits – May 2024

Sunday 5th May.  The Italian Coast Guard (Guardia Costiera)  Multipurpose vessel CP 920 BRUNO GREGORETTI called at Grand Harbour, Malta passing breakwaters at 1455 hrs berthing at Boiler Wharf using Mooring Services ONLY. More images can be found here – https://maltashipphotos.com/photo/cp-920-bruno-gregoretti-05-05-2024/ Nearly an hour later at 1540 hrs the Angeli Del Mare Class Patrol Craft […]

Cruise Liners – CELESTYAL OLYMPIA – 27.10.2023

One of the Finnish built cruise liners still trading is the 1981 built liner CELESTYAL OLYMPIA. She was built at Wartsila Hietalahti Shipyard at Helsinki, Finland with yard number 431 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) as SONG OF AMERICA at the cost of $ 140 million. She was laid down on 17th February, 1981, […]

Maiden Call – Former NS MOSVIK now named as ERA at Malta – 23.06.2023

The German built 82 metre general cargo ship ERA made her maiden call at Malta on Friday 23rd June, 2023 where she passed breakwaters at 2226 hrs coming from Thisvi Port, Greece at the Aegean Sea. We have seen her at Malta since 2021 as the Panama flag (PAN) cargo ship NS MOSVIK and is […]

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Death toll rises to 500 souls offshore Greece – 17.06.2023

More than 500 illegal immigrants from Syria are presumed to have drowned after their fishing vessel involved in the clandestine journey sank  in the Aegean Sea offshore Greece earlier this week. 104 survivors were rescued from the sea and 78 bodies were recovered, but have not located any more since late Wednesday, local time. The […]

Cruise Liners – PALLAS ATHENA

PALLAS ATHENA was an ocean liner that operated for French line as FLANDRE and Costa Crociere as CARLA C from 1992 to 1994. Built in 1951 as FLANDRE she was the French Line’s first new ocean liner following World War II. Her maiden voyage of 23rd July 1952 was considered a complete disaster, as she experienced mechanical difficulties throughout […]

LNG Carrier BACHIR CHIHANI towed – AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

On Saturday 27th June 2015 the 1979 built LNG gas carrier BACHIR CHIHANI being towed was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 40 miles offshore Malta. On Tuesday 23rd June, 2015 the Algerian flag and owned gas carrier was reported adrift off Lesvos Island, Greece in the Aegean Sea after an engine […]