Cargo News – C. CAPELLA discharging cargo at Kordin Grain Terminal – 26.12.2023

The Slovakia built 87.75 m long (loa) general cargo ship C. CAPELLA was seen again in Malta discharging her cargo at Kordin Grain Terminal (KGT). She entered Valletta on Tuesday 26th December, passing breakwaters at 0743 hrs originally coming from Split, Croatia. Berthing at Magazine Wharf, she was seen with the latest Buhler HL-SKT Type […]

Scrap Iron – Vessel C.CAPELLA loading at Malta – November 2023

Metal waste is exported in Malta and from time to time, ships call at Grand Harbour, Malta berthing at Laboratory Wharf South 2 for loading scrap iron bound to Turkey. On Wednesday 1st November, 2023 the 87.75  metre long (loa) coaster C.CAPELLA entered Valletta around 0700 hrs to berth at Laboratory Wharf South 2 to […]

Aerial Photography – MPP ship MARTINA loaded – 03.08.2023

One of the Multi Purpose (MPP) Ships trading worldwide, the 109 metres vessel MARTINA,  was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS (MSPAP) last Thursday 3rd August, 2023 She was leaving within territorial waters (wtw) after she uplifted bunkers at OPL Malta of which she was photographed offshore Gozo on a beautiful hot sunny […]

High Speed Craft – I SEE ONE loaded as deck cargo on ABB ELKE – 18.10.2022

A large variety of goods, because of their inherent properties (length, height, weight, etc.) may be carried on deck as Deck Cargo. Goods often carried on deck include: Dangerous Goods (e.g. compressed gases, flammable liquids, substances giving off inflammable vapours, corrosive substances) for which on deck stowage is prescribed in the IMDG Code; heavy logs, […]

Ship Repair – 1957 built sailing yacht SAINT KILDA at Malta

One of the vessels that entered Grand Harbour, Malta under different names was the 1957 built 51.33 metre 3 masted steel schooner SAINT KILDA. She was built in 1957 by Abeking & Rasmussen at Lemwerder, Germany as the trawler BIELEFELD trading until 1971 where she was renamed STARFISH E 213 under Danish flag in 1984. […]

Offshore – OOC JAGUAR at Malta – 20.12.2020

One of the offshore units of Opielok Offshore Carriers (OOC) frequently using Malta is the 2011 built offshore supply ship OOC JAGUAR. She was spotted back to February 2015 using both Medserv Base at Marsaxlokk Harbour and MMH Facilities at Grand Harbour, Malta. She was built in Thailand by Italthai Marine at Samut Prakan in […]

Piracy – Vessel MARMALAITA kidnapping – August 2019

Pirates kidnapped eight crew members of the general cargo ship MARMALAITA during a raid on August 14th off the coast of Cameroon, Hamburg based owner said on Friday August 16th. “It is with deep regret and great concern to inform that our vessel MarMalaita was attacked by pirates yesterday August 14th between 2300 and 2400 […]

YACHTING – Sunseeker 86 Yacht SAM K  During the day of the 3rd August 2016 the 2008 built ATG flag general cargo ship NORMED ANTWERPEN entered Valletta to discharge yachts including the 26.3 metre luxury yacht SAM K. NORMED ANTWERPEN was represented in Malta by O&S Shipping (http://www.oands.com.mt/)  SAM K was built in the United […]