Destination Gozo – SEA CLOUD II off Gozo – 15.05.2017

One of the passenger ships that from time to time anchor off Mgarr Harbour, Gozo and transferring passengers to shore and back to the ship apart from Comino Charters etc is the 2001 built sailing passenger ship SEA CLOUD II. Unlike the SEA CLOUD , she is a newbuilding, built at the Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros […]

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 […]

Tall Ships – Jubilee Sailing Trust Ceased Operations – December 2023

The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST), based in Southampton, UK is a sail training charity registered with the Charity Commission. Founded in 1978 with money from the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II fund by Christopher Rudd, a keen sailor, its aims were to integrate both able-bodied and disabled persons through Tall Ship sailing. Unfortunately, this month it was […]

Piracy – 9 Migrants Arrested after rescued by Offshore Vessel – 03.10.2023

Spanish authorities have arrested 9 migrants on allegations of piracy for threatening the crew of the ship that rescued them off the coast of Morocco. On the night of Monday 2nd October, the  (PSV) VOS PACE encountered two migrant boats at a position around  50 nautical miles northeast of Lanzarote, the easternmost isle of the […]

High Speed Craft – HSC ARTEMIS sold and left Malta – June 2023

Ponte Ferries’ catamaran HSC ARTEMIS arrived yesterday Monday 19th June at Algeciras, Spain after she was sold to the Spanish company FRS Iberia after winning the bid from two interests. Other one was from Greek interests. HSC ARTEMIS was acquired from Fred Olsen, a leading ferry operator in Spain that specializes in inter-island routes aboard […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner MSC PREZIOSA from 15.11 to 04.12.2022

And once again the 2013 built 333 metres long liner MSC PREZIOSA was seen at Palumbo Malta Shipyard on Tuesday 15th November passing breakwaters at 0923 hrs coming from Hamburg, Germany. She entered straight to Dock 6 for drydocking etc. On Saturday 3rd December, 2022 morning she was shifted to Parlatorio Wharf. Upon completion of […]

Local Shipping – Luzzu Cruises LADY SHELLEY

One of the 6 vessels operated by the Family run Luzzu Cruises is the 1997 built 24.7 metres long glass bottom (the ONLY one in the Maltese Islands) catamaran hull passenger boat LADY SHELLEY. She was acquired in 2019 bought from the family run ferry company Biosfera Express based on the Island of La Graciosa […]

Delivery – HSC ARTEMIS to Malta – 21.12.2020

In Middle October 2020 Fred Olsen Express announced that the first high speed craft acquired and also the first ever to sail in the waters surrounding the Canary Islands, the BONANZA EXPRESS was sold to a new company named Ponte Ferries with address located in Gozo (c/o Magro Brothers ). BONANZA EXPRESS was built by […]