Naval News – LE EITHNE P 31 last voyage to the breakers – 01.06.2024

Nearly 2 years after she was decommissioned from the Irish Naval Service the 1984 commissioned former Flagship and Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) LE EITHNE P 31 left Cork Harbour, Republic of Ireland for the last time on Saturday 1st June, 2024 bound to breakers at Gent, Belgium. She was built by Verolme Cork Dockyard (VCD) […]

Aerial Photography – Heavy Load Carrier DONGBANG GIANT No 3

One of the ships that was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS (MSPAP) in 2019 was the South Korean built and owned Heavy Load Carrier DONGBANG GIANT No 3. She was built in South Korea by Oriental Heavy Industries at Gwangyang with dimensions as 155 metres length overall (loa) and 38 metres beam. […]

Bunkering – Tugboat MUSTANG at Malta – 26.12.2023

One of the Dutch built tugs trading around – MUSTANG called again at Grand Harbour, Malta while on transit from Greece to Las Palmas, Canary Islands. She passed breakwaters at 0734 hrs berthing at Deep Water Quay (DWQ) 4 Wharf. Few minutes later road tankers from MZ Fuels starting bunkering operations. MUSTANG was built in […]

Bunkering – DONGBANG GIANT No 1

The South Korean flag and owned deck cargo ship DONGBANG GIANT No 1 called offshore Malta for uplifting bunkers on Sunday 7th May, 2023. She arrived at Bunkering Area 3 around 1240 hrs for bunkering operation by Zeta Energy tanker LEYONA of which she received fresh water, stores and provision. She was built in South […]

Bunkering – ANNA 2005 – 21.04.2023

On Friday 21 st April, 2023 the 2005 built VCT flag general cargo vessel ANNA 2005 called at Malta for uplifting bunkers coming from Nador, Morocco. She was built in China by Qiligang Shipping Industry at Wenling as HONG PU 79 trading until 2006 where she was sold and renamed to her current name. She […]

Bunkering – Tanker RITI – 25.03.2023

An interesting Croatian built Ship, the 2004 built 281 metre crude oil tanker RITI called at OPL Malta for uplifting bunkers on Saturday 25th March, 2023. She was built at Split Shipyard, Croatia for the Croatian Shipping Company – Tankerska Plovidba based in Zadar as ALAN VELIKI of which back in 2014 we as MALTA […]

Bunkering – Vehicle Carrier PTOLEMY – 07.01.2023

On Saturday 7th January, 2023 the 1998 built PAN flag vehicles carrier PTOLEMY called at Bunkering Area 3, Malta for uplifting bunkers. She was built in the Netherlands by Frisian Shipbuilding Welgelegen at Harlingen with Yard Number 507 as AUTOPROGESS homeported in Grimstad, Norway. Her keel was laid on 25th March 1997 and launched on […]

Delivery – Tug OCEAN AQUA at Malta – 25.03.2022

On Friday 25th March, 2022 the 2003 built VCT flag 22.35 metre Shoalbuster 2208 tug OCEAN AQUA entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0704 hrs coming from the Persian Gulf via Suez Canal for bunkers and stores/provisions on her maiden call while being delivered to new owners. She was launched by Stocznia Kozle Serwis Sp.Z o.o […]