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 […]

Local Shipping – Bunkering Tanker VALLIERE

One of the Swedish Built ships around is the bunkering tanker VALLIERE.                           She was built at Asiverken, Amal, Sweden in 1962 as the HAMNSJO and was renamed to ALPHA AV DONSO as one of the smaller bunkering tankers in Scandinavia. She was […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker ORPHEAS during September 2022

One of the South Korean built tankers, the Greek owned tanker ORPHEAS was drydocked at Dock 6 during September 2022. She was built at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) at Samho, South Korea  as double hull crude oil tanker delivered on 15th May, 2007. On Saturday 24th September, 2022 she was seen leaving the yard […]

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 […]

Dredging – GRANE R dredging inner part of Grand Harbour – August 2022

After nearly a month anchored at Bunkering Area 3, the 2010 built DP 2 multi purpose offshore vessel GRANE R entered Grand Harbour on Friday 12th August originally coming from Viana do Castelo at Portugal of which she passed breakwaters at 0839hrs. Transport Malta issued Local Notice to Mariners no 136 regarding the dredging works […]

Broken Up – Russian Icebreaker KIGORIAK – April 2022

The 1979 Canadian built Icebreaker KIGORIAK was spotted beached at Alang, India to be broken Up. She was built by Saint John Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company for Canadian Marine Drilling (Canmar) in 1979 as the CANMAR KIGORIAK. She was the first commercial icebreaking vessel developed to support offshore oil exploration in the Beaufort Sea. […]

Bunkering – Bulker SANTA ANGELINA at Malta – March 2022

The Japanese built bulker SANTA ANGELINA was seen uplifting bunkers at Bunkering Area 6 in Malta during Wednesday 23rd March, 2022. She was built at Imabari by Shin Kurushima Onishi Shipyard at Japan in 2015 homeported at Monrovia (LBR Flag). She’s 189.93 metres long with 32.26 metres beam and a deadweight (dwt) of 58,099 ts. […]

Heavy Lift – TOPAZ ZEYA at Malta – March 2022

The 2018 built 123 metres long RUS flag deck cargo ship TOPAZ ZEYA was seen at OPL Malta on Tuesday 15th March, 2022 loaded with windfarm equipment. She was built at Vard Vung Tau, Vietnam with keel laid on 20th December, 2016 and completed on 22nd May 2018. Design was known as VARD 9 21 […]

Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 22.04.2022

While the tanker CHEM P is Within Territorial Waters (WTW) of Malta awaiting various permissions to complete her voyage here are the latest movements – Sunday 17th April, 2022 On Easter Sunday she shifted back to waiting area from Bunkering Area 6. Monday 18th April, 2022 Various SITREP calls from VTS to CHEM P was […]