Opinion – Reporting Shipping Matters is a Big Joke

Looking at certain ship photos caption it’s either you laugh or you cry. Most of the funniest shipping terms comes from the Media but when you see certain photographers that are involved in shipping photography you will say – Are you Serious ?? 🙂 COURTESY FLAG – A nation’s courtesy flag should be flown by all […]

Opinion – Terms in Shipping at Malta – 25.11.2023

Looking at certain ship photos caption it’s either you laugh or you cry. Most of the funniest shipping terms comes from the Media but when you see certain photographers that are involved in shipping photography you will say – Are you Serious ?? 🙂 CHARTERING is the term used to name the renting of a […]

Tugboats – FAIRPLAY 21

One of the Spanish built tugs trading in the German Towage Industry is the 1997 built tug FAIRPLAY 21 which has identical sisters – FAIRPLAY 22, 23 and 24. She was built by Naveles Santodomingo to a design from Aarts Marine BV for the German Towage Company – Fairplay Towage of which invested 19million in […]

Tugboat News – AMERSTROOM at Malta again – 2022.

One of the Dutch Companies that repairs at Malta is Van Wijngaarden Marine Services that offers worldwide maritime services. Lately we saw once again the 2013 built Eurotug 2308 26.68 metre tug AMERSTROOM entering Marsamxett Harbour, Malta on 26th March, 2022 at 1655 hrs coming from Abu Qir, Egypt. She berthed at Manoel Island Yacht […]

Naval Visits – FGS U 35 S185 – 16-19.09.2021

One of the 6th submarine Type 212 Class of the German Navy FGS U35 with pennant number as S 185 paid a diplomatic visit at Grand Harbour, Malta on Thursday 16th September of which she passed breakwaters at 0902 hrs. Berthing Preparations commenced on Wednesday 15th September using for the first time 2 Pneumatic Floating […]

Casualties – RIVER ELBE disabled – 20.01.2020

On Monday 20th January, 2020 the 1984 built general cargo ship RIVER ELBE entered Grand Harbour at 0640 hrs under her own power. After passing Senglea Point she lost her propulsion and was disabled of which the pilot onboard required a tug for assistance especially for berthing. Tugboat ST. ANGELO which was heading to her […]

Virtu Ferries – SAINT JOHN PAUL II at Mgarr Harbour, Gozo – 02.03.2020

Virtu Ferries largest catamaran operating in the Mediterranean and the second largest in the world SAINT JOHN PAUL II entered Mgarr Harbour, Gozo for the first time on Monday 2nd March, 2020. She berthed at Quay 2. Photos by Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos Team. Do not use these images without my permission. © All […]