Casualties – Ship XELO sank after running aground off Tunisia – 16.04.2022

On Friday 15th April, 2022 the 1977 built 59 metre ship XELO issued distress signal reporting water ingress, flooded engine room, after she ran aground at the Gulf of Gabes, Tunisia . All 7 crew (2 Azerbaijanis, 4 Turkish and Georgian captain ) were reportedly rescued and hospitalised for checks and currently in a hotel. […]

Heavy Lift – TOPAZ URAL at Malta – March 2022

The 2018 built 123 metres long RUS flag deck cargo ship TOPAZ URAL was seen at OPL Malta on Tuesday 15th March, 2022 with her deck clear from any cargo unlike her sisters. She was built at Vard Vung Tau, Vietnam as yard no 865. Design was known as VARD 9 21 and was built for Topaz […]

Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 31.03.2022

The refloating of ships stranded or sunk in exposed waters is called offshore salvage. In this type of salvage, vessels are exposed to waves, currents and weather and are the most vulnerable and difficult to work on. They also tend to deteriorate more rapidly than such vessels in protected harbours. Offshore salvage may provide only a short window […]

Heavy Lift – TOPAZ KAMA at Malta – March 2022

The 2017 built 123 metres long RUS flag deck cargo ship TOPAZ KAMA was seen at OPL Malta on Tuesday 15th March, 2022 loaded with more than 25 wind turbine blades. Her keel was laid on 16th November, 2016 and completion of building at Vard Vung Tau, Vietnam as yard no 863 was back to […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Ropax CRUISE BONARIA from 09.12 to 13.12.2021

The 21 year old lady CRUISE BONARIA called the third time in 2 years at Palumbo Malta Shipyard with this time entering Grand Harbour, Malta on Thursday 9th December at 1246 hrs coming from Livorno, Italy but she was anchored at Bunkering Area 3. There were several VHF Exchanges between Valletta VTS and the vessel’s […]

Yachting – 2017 built Yacht HOME at Malta for filming in tv series – 2021

One of the Heesen built yacht under the project name of Nova and launched in 2017,  the 49.8-metre HOME is currently at Malta. HOME is the world’s first Fast Displacement Hull Form motor yacht with a hybrid propulsion system. Infact she burns 57 litres per hour at a speed of 10 knots. Without compromising high speed, she can […]

Fishing – Fishing Vessels Movements from 30.05 – 06.06.2021

Maltese aquaculture produce is almost entirely exported to European and Asian markets. Over 65 percent of annual landings originates from the tuna and dolphin fish fisheries, which contribute about 56 percent in value terms (about US$ 6 million). Blue Fin Tuna (BFT) Season is on the way too. Here are some of Week 21/22 interesting movements – […]

Yachting – 2021 built yacht FIGURATI at Malta – May/June 2021.

A Brand new Riva 110 Dolcevita yacht delivered in 2021, the FIGURATI left Malta today Friday 4th June 2021 at 0836 hrs. During her stay in Malta in May/June she was spotted on various occasions local cruising and even anchored at Comino. She’s 33.53 m long with 7.27 m wide and maximum draft of 1.99 […]