Delivery – Tugboat OMAR-DANKALI at Malta – 08.01.2020

The 2019 built ASD 2411 tugboat OMAR-DANKALI entered Valletta, Malta last Wednesday 8th January, 2020 berthing at Valletta Cruise Port Pinto 4 Wharf. She was built by Damen Shipyards as Yard No 512285. She arrived in October 2018 at Rotterdam, Netherlands as deck cargo aboard the United Heavy Lift ship TASMANIC WINTER of which was […]

Iran Tensions – Panama Confirms Tanker Seized by Iran Was Smuggling Oil – 21.07.2019

Panama’s Maritime Administration (AMP) condemned Sunday the use of Panamanian flagged (PAN) ships for illicit acts, confirming that the tanker RIAH seized by Iran was in fact smuggling oil. Last week the tanker RIAH, stopped transmitting its location on Saturday while sailing through the Strait of Hormuz. Her last known location was in Iranian waters. “We […]

Offshore News – First Drillship for Turkey – 06.07.2019

FATIH is the first Turkish owned and Flagged (TUR) Drillship . She’s a a sixth generation ultra deepwater drillship  owned and operated by the Turkiye Petrolleri Anonim Ortakligi  (TPAO). She was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan at South Korea at a cost of nearly US$ 860 million, and launched on 25 November 2011 as DEEPSEA METRO II of which […]

Conro News – MSC completes deal for 49% of Messina Group – 14.06.2019

Gianluigi Aponte’s Italian holding company Marinvest and Messina Group have formally signed an agreement which makes MSC the new owner of four ships and a minority stake in the Genoa based shipping company. Aponte will invest €25m ($28.5m) for a 49% stake in the Ignazio Messina & C. group and a 52% stake in a […]

Cable Laying News – Orange Marine Fleet

For decades, ships owned by French phone carrier Orange SA have traveled the world’s oceans, installing and fixing the undersea cables that carry internet traffic from one continent to another. The fleet of six cable ships run by Orange Marine is now looking to diversify, even with the biggest investment boom for the infrastructure since […]

STS Operation – LOS ANGELES SPIRIT + PINK CORAL – Aerial Photography

On Wednesday 14th June 2017, a ship to ship (STS) Operation between the 274 m crude oil tanker LOS ANGELES SPIRIT and the 183 m chemical/oil products tanker PINK CORAL was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS offshore Malta. LOS ANGELES SPIRIT was built in South Korea by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industies back […]

Valletta (Grand Harbour) Commercial Shipping Movements – Week 8 of 2019.

Monday 18th February, 2019. Busy Monday as usual with Grimaldi Lines ropax’s EUROFERRY OLYMPIA calling from midnight to around 0430 hrs with the 200m ropax EUROCARGO MALTA calling from 0830 to 1900 hrs. Vessels were represented in Malta by Sullivan Maritime Ltd – Also 2 Tirrenia/Moby Cargo vessels with the 2003 built ITA flag […]

Bulkers – Diana Shipping Selling Two Dry Bulk Vessels – 15.02.2019

Diana Shipping Inc based in Greece, a global shipping company specialising in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, on Friday 15th February, 2019 announced that it has signed, through two separate wholly owned subsidiaries, two Memorandum of Agreement to sell to two affiliated parties, the 2001 built bulker DANAE and the 2001 built bulker DIONE […]

Casualties – 35m yacht KOI sank after fire – 09.09.2017

According to reports from the Hellenic Coast Guard (Greek – Λιμενικό Σώμα-Ελληνική Ακτοφυλακή ) the 35 metre luxury explorer yacht KOI required assistance on Saturday 9th September early in the morning after reporting fire on board in Greek waters between Kefalonia and Zakynthos islands, Ionian sea. Seven crew members were rescued using liferafts and boats […]

Incat launched new Catamaran for Virtu Ferries – 22.12.2018

On Saturday 22nd December 2018 the Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania launched Virtu Ferries latest 110.6metre long High Speed Craft SAINT JOHN PAUL II at its Hobart, Tasmania, shipyard. This wave piercing catamaran will be the 15th fast HSC Virtu has acquired; the largest high speed catamaran in the Mediterranean and the second largest in the world. The vessel […]