BFT Season 2024 – French & Libyan Purse Seiners at Malta – 18-21.04.2024

The eastern bluefin (BFT) migration has supported valuable fisheries in the Mediterranean since antiquity. Initially based on hand lines and beach seines, these fisheries were dominated after the 16th century by tuna cages placed in the path of migrating tuna. After the expansion of purse seines and longlines in the Atlantic (in the 1950s) and […]

Tanker News – GULF PETROLEUM 4 refused entry to Malta – 08.05.2021

It started on Saturday 8th May, 2021 around 1010 hrs when the Libyan tug SILIN towing the 159 metre tanker GULF PETROLEUM 4 was called on vhf Ch 12 by Valletta VTS to stay at least 26 miles offshore Malta. Few minutes later during conversation exchanges between the ships, radio officer aboard the tanker stated […]