Tugboat News – VB BUCEFALO former Maltese tug SPINOLA in fresh livery at Spain – May 2024

Last 19th March, we issued an article regarding the sale of the former Maltese tug SPINOLA ( https://maltashipphotos.com/local-shipping-tugboat-spinola-sold-march-2024/)  by the powerful Valencian Shipping Group Boluda Towage , a world leader in the towage sector. And during May, 2024 she was renamed as VB BUCEFALO to join their fleet based at Algeciras operating with other Boluda […]

Local Shipping – Tugboat SPINOLA sold – March 2024

The 2009 Spanish built AVT 37/70 Terminal/Escort Tug SPINOLA part of Tug Malta Limited a fully owned company of Rimorchiatori Mediterranei SpA, the latter being a sub-holding company of Rimorchiatori Riuniti Group of Genova,  that commenced towage operations within the Harbours and Territorial Waters of the Maltese Islands in 1980. She was built in Spain […]

Maiden Call – Euro Carrier 2611 Multicat VIKING ENERGY at Malta – 18.02.2024

Another Euro Carrier 2611 multicat , this time from a Scottish Company , the VIKING ENERGY entered Grand Harbour, Malta last Sunday 18th February passing breakwaters at 1251 hrs coming from Constanta, Romania via Bosphorus Straits, Turkey with her berth being Deep Water Quay (DWQ) 4 ahead of Virtu Gozo High Speed Craft (HSC). The […]

Maiden Call – Damen built tug SEA VANQUISH – 30.01.2024

One of the Damen built tugs, the 2013 built Damen Stantug 2909 series SEA VANQUISH called at Grand Harbour, Malta on Tuesday 30th January passing breakwaters at 1629 hrs (local time) coming from Haydarpasa, Turkey after she towed the disabled 2004 built general cargo ship MAXIMUS-1. She was built at Damen Shipyard Galati at Galati, […]

Maiden Call – 2024 built Eurocarrier 2611 multicat SEA OLOUS – 09.02.2024

The latest addition to the Dutch Maritime Services Provider – Seacontractor, the Eurocarrier 2611 multicat SEA OLOUS made her maiden call while she’s enroute to Egypt last Friday 9th February, 2024 passing breakwaters at 0804 hrs with her last port of call was Le Havre, France.   The robust, efficient and flexible design of the […]

Delivery – 2024 newbuilding tug BO – February, 2024

Last Friday 2nd February the voyage of the newbuild Sanmar Traktor Z-2500 design 25.3 metres long tug DELICAY XIV started her delivery voyage to her German operator H. Schramm Towage. She will be christened as BO named after the three-year-old godson of H. Schramm Towage owner Hans Helmut Schramm. She entered Augusta, Sicily where she […]

Maiden Call – KAMARINA at Malta – 04.01.2024

Another Rosetti Marino built vessel – KAMARINA entered Grand Harbour, Malta this morning Thursday 4th January, 2024 passing breakwaters at 0758 hrs coming from Turkey during her maiden call. Originally she arrived OPL Malta yesterday evening , anchoring at waiting area at 1930 hrs. KAMARINA was built by Rosetti Marino, Italy with yard number C99 […]

Delivery – Tug SMIT EUROPE – 2007

One of the Turkish built tugs, trading around is the 2007 built multi purpose escort ASD tug SMIT EUROPE. She entered Valletta on 15th August 2007 straight from the shipyard – Bogazici Denizcilik A.S of which she was built as BOGAZICI 1 trading until July. She was berthed at Gun Wharf for few hours manned […]

Ships from Canada – Self discharging bulk carrier RADCLIFFE R LATIMER

One of the lake freighter (lakers)  built and owned at Canada, is the 1978 built 222.5 metres long (loa) self discharging bulk carrier RADCLIFFE R LATIMER. She was built at Collingwood Shipbuilding – Collingwood, Canada as yard number 215 as ALGOBAY for Algoma Central trading until 1994 when she was chartered to Canada Steamship Lines […]