Towage News – Rimorchiatori Sardi preparing to be sold to MSC – May 2024

After the transfer of the two ropax SHARDEN and MOBY VINCI to MSC, which both ships had collisions with Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) ropax ships another department of the Moby group is preparing to leave for Geneva, in settlement of the loan of 315 million euros which allowed the Onorato family group to emerge from […]

Tankers – Bitumen Tanker ASFALTAR

One of the Bitumen Tankers that used to call at Grand Harbour, Malta was the 1969 built lady ASFALTAR. She was built in Germany by Werft Nobiskrug GmbH at Rendsburg as yard no 655 with Ice Strengthened bow as the TARJO trading until 1972; PELLWORM for few months and as ASFALTIERA with the Italian Company […]

Cargo News – Cargo Ships at Valletta – November 2021.

A cargo ship or freighter is a merchant ship that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another. Thousands of cargo carriers ply the world’s seas and oceans each year, handling the bulk of international trade. Cargo ships are usually specially designed for the task, often being equipped with cranes and other mechanisms to load and unload, and come in all sizes. Below we […]

Towage – VINCENZO ONORATO towing HANAA from Valletta – 17.12.1999

On Thursday 16th December, 1999 the 1976 built and owned tug VINCENZO ONORATO entered Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Malta Drydocks. Built as yard 24 at Cantieri Navali A Giorgetti in Viareggio, Italy in 1976 for Rimorchiatori Sardi SpA (Moby Lines Tug Division) she was homeported at Cagliari (ITA Flag), Italy. In the afternoon of […]

Valletta Cruise Port – MSC GRANDIOSA as first cruise liner for 2021

On Thursday 28th January, 2021 the 2019 built cruise liner MSC GRANDIOSA called at Valletta Cruise Port marking her the first cruise liner for the year 2021. In fact she entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0718 hrs coming from Napoli berthing at her usual berth at Pinto 1 and 2 wharves, Valletta Cruise Port. On […]

Casualties – CDRY BLUE grounded with crew evacuated – 22.12.2019

The 2010 built MPP ship CDRY BLUE was pushed aground by storm in Sant’Antioco area, south western of Sardinia, late Saturday 21st December. The ship left Cagliari bound for Spain with cargo of coffee, encountered rough weather and tried to shelter, but failed. She went aground on the rocks due to weather conditions. Due to […]

Maritime Accidents – 1 killed and 3 injured aboard EUROFERRY MALTA – 07.10.2019

One crew member was killed, with 3 more injured one of them seriously injured in a rough weather accident, which took place on board the ropax EUROFERRY MALTA on Monday 7th October morning. According to shipowner Grimaldi Group, the EUROFERRY MALTA  left the port of Cagliari, Sardinia at 1940 hrs on Sunday 6th October bound […]