Red Sea Crisis – British bulker RUBYMAR sinks – 02.03.2024

The BLZ flag bulker RUBYMAR loaded with around 21, 000 tons of ammonium phosphate sulfate fertilizer attacked by Yemen’s Houthi rebels has sunk in the Red Sea after days of taking on water, officials said Saturday, the first vessel to be fully destroyed as part of their campaign over Israel’s war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. When […]

Red Sea Crisis – British bulker RUBYMAR has not sunk – 22.02.2024

Last Monday 19th February,2024 the  Houthi fighters claimed to have sunk the bulk carrier RUBYMAR. It would have been the most significant incident since attacks on ships began in November. The Houthis had earlier said the vessel was in danger of sinking after claiming the attack that took place in the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb […]

Maiden Call – Former NS MOSVIK now named as ERA at Malta – 23.06.2023

The German built 82 metre general cargo ship ERA made her maiden call at Malta on Friday 23rd June, 2023 where she passed breakwaters at 2226 hrs coming from Thisvi Port, Greece at the Aegean Sea. We have seen her at Malta since 2021 as the Panama flag (PAN) cargo ship NS MOSVIK and is […]

Maiden Call – NS ELI at Valletta, Malta – 10.04.2023

The Dutch built general cargo ship NS ELI entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Monday 10th April, 2023 coming from Marsaxlokk Harbour at 1634 hrs bound for DWQ 2 Wharf. She was built by the famous Ferus Smit Scheepswerf at Hoogezand, Netherlands in 1989 as AMY trading until 2006. She was renamed as ASPEN trading until […]

Offshore News – 33 metre supply vessel DOT 1

A Japanese Built Crewboat that used to be homeported at Valletta and owned by a Maltese Shipping Group, was seen renamed as DOT 1 berthed and loading for Libya for the first time on Tuesday 13th July, 2021. She was built in 1980 by Yokohama Yacht at Yokohama, Japan being the second commercial vessel built […]

Offshore – Egyptian supply vessel MARIDIVE 703

One of the first anchor handling tug/supply (AHTS) responder to EVER GIVEN aground accident in the Suez Canal on Tuesday 23rd March, 2021 was the 150 tons bollard pull AHTS MARIDIVE 703. She was built in China by Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard at Zhenjiang in 2011 and homeported in Belize City (BLZ Flag). She’s 71 metres […]

Tugboat – Singapore Built THOR SERVER

One of the Faroe Islands operated vessel that was a regular visitor in Malta was the tug THOR SERVER that was used as a guard/chase boat with seismic operations. She was built in 1978 by Marine Builders Pte Ltd at Singapore as yard number 1016 named as AL JUBAIL VIII trading until 1985 where she […]

Anchor Handling Tug GO ACAMAR – Aerial Photography

On Wednesday 5th June 2013, the 2009 built Anchor Handling Tug (AHT) GO ACAMAR was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 35 miles offshore Malta heading to her next port of call. She was built in China by Xinghai Shipyard at Weihai as EAGLE 1 until June for only a month where […]

Yachting – SANSSOUCI STAR for Sale with Price Reduction

The 1982 built motor yacht SANSSOUCI STAR is reportedly to be for sale for Eur 2,900, 000 after a price reduction of Eur 1,000,000. She’s currently berthed at Sete, France and home ported at Belize She was built at Husumer Dock & Reparatur at Husum in Germany as a 53 m as loa ( 175 […]

Cargo Ships at Valletta, Malta – Week 44 of 2018

Tuesday 30th October, 2018. At 0632 hrs KURIKOMA left Valletta from DWQ 1. At 0640 hrs the 2018 built PAN flag refrigerated cargo ship ASTRAEA entered Valletta on her maiden call berthing at DWQ 1.             At 0811 hrs NS KORALLE left Valletta from Laboratory Wharf South 2. At 0830 hrs the 1979 built […]