Maltese Fishing Vessels – MFA 7053 CRYSTAL STARLIGHT

One of the Belgian built vessels trading around the Maltese Islands is the 1986 built 23.85 fishing vessel CRYSTAL STARLIGHT. Built by Fulton Marine NV at Ruisbroek, Belgium as the Belgian (BEL) vessel MANTA with call sign OPBL. She was seen in Malta back to May 2010 berthed at the Old Fishmarket. Then during August […]

Casualties – Tanker FILICUDI M disabled – 26.11.2021

On Thursday 25th November at 0625 hrs the 2005 built Italian flag and owned chemical/oil products tanker FILICUDI M left Sarroch, Sardegna, Italy bound to Augusta, Italy. On the night of Friday 26th November the Italian Coast Guard (Guardia Costiera) of Mazara Del Vallo was engaged in rescue operation after an Engine Room Fire which […]

Ship Repair – Bezzina Ship Repair Yard – March-May 2021

Bezzina Ship Repair Yard (BSRY) is a complete Ship and Yacht repair facility for vessels of steel, aluminium, CRP and wood. It is a privately family owned and situated at Coal Wharf, Grand Harbour inner side. With 2 former Admiralty reinforced concrete floating docks (RCFD) of which lately they were refurbished, repetitive and new clients […]

Bunkering – Tanker ADELIA

One of the bunkering tankers operating around the Maltese Islands is the 2010 built tanker ADELIA. She was built in China by Sopo Shipyard at Zhenjiang as MARILENA II for Pearl Prosperity with Marshall Islands Flag (MHL) and renamed to ADELIA in November 2013. She was first seen in Malta in 2019 of which during […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – ATLANTIC NORTH – 17.02 – 22.03.2021

On Wednesday 17th February, 2021 the 2002 built container ship ATLANTIC NORTH entered Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Factory Wharf at Palumbo Malta Shipyard. On Saturday 20th February she was spotted afloat in Dock 4 with bow afloat repairs. She was involved in an accident in Bejaia, Algeria back to last 5th December 2020 when […]

Local Shipping – HANINI

One of the ships that was used as a ferry between Malta and Gozo was the 1926 twin screw steel built yacht HANINI. She was completed by George Brown & Co at Greenock, UK for Sir Richard A. Cooper as ALICE. In 1933 she was sold to Teodoro Morisini at Naples, Italy and in 1937 […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Busy Friday 10th January, 2020.

Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd are the ship repair facilities situated at Cospicua and previously operated by Malta Shipyards that was taken in June 2010. On Friday 10th January the 2009 built ITA flag ropax CRUISE EUROPA shifted from Parlatorio Wharf to Dock 6 by 3 local tugs in disabled condition. She is handled by Sullivan […]