AFM – MELITA I conducts medevac with EAGLE BRISBANE – 29.12.2023

On Friday 29th December, 2023 the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) responded to a medical evacuation (medevac) call with the Aframax crude oil tanker EAGLE BRISBANE. The Vittoria Class SAR Boat MELITA I was dispatched to the tanker around 3 miles north east off Grand Harbour, since she was in ballast condition and around 0935 […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker HAI SHANG during March 2023

The 2018 built former Greek crude oil tanker ARGIRONISSOS as the CAMPO SQUARE entered Grand Harbour, Malta during the 3rd week of March bound for drydocking at Palumbo Malta Shipyard Dock 6.                                     Her interesting funnel colours of […]

Haifa Port – May 2022 Movements

The Port of Haifa  is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and […]

Casualties – 1968 built steamship CHEM P salvage operation – 19.03.2022

In the early hours of Saturday 19th March, 2022 (Public Holiday in Malta) the 1968 built 209.86 metres tanker CHEM P reported to Valletta VTS that she’s not under command while she was underway from OPL Malta to Bunkering Area 6 for sheltering due to the strong Wind. 0631 hrs – Tugboat SPINOLA left Marsaxlokk […]

Bulkers – 225 metre YONG JIA at Malta – September 2007

During September 2007 an unusual 225 metre bulker in Ballast Condition – YONG JIA was seen berthed starboard side alongside to DWQ 4 on Friday 14th. She was built in China by Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group of Shanghai with Yard no as H1283A ordered on 21st July 1999, keel laid on 18th October 2000, launched […]

Bunkering – 400 metre containership EVER GIVEN at Malta – 15.08.2021

On Sunday 15th August the 399.94 metres long container ship EVER GIVEN called at Malta for uplifting bunkers at Bunkering Area 3 east on her way to drydocking in the Far East. She left Harwich anchorage, UK on Friday 6th August after inspection was made by Leask Marine (Orkney) on behalf of American Bureau of Shipping […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – ELIAS TSAKOS from 02.08.2021 to 14.08.2021

The 5 year old 249.90 metre long Aframax type crude oil tanker ELIAS TSAKOS called at Palumbo Malta Shipyard. She entered Grand Harbour on Monday 2nd August, 2021 passing breakwaters at 1558 hrs. She was assisted by 4 tugs bound for drydocking at Dock 6. She was built in Romania by Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries […]