Vehicle Carriers – LNG Battery Hybrid PCTC AUTO ACHIEVE – 28.07.2022

On Thursday 28th July, 2022 the 2022 built LNG Battery Hybrid Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) AUTO ACHIEVE  was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 35 nautical miles offshore Malta. She’s the second ship from a series of 3 LNG Battery Hybrid newbuilds being built at the Jiangnan Shipyard in China […]

Casualties – Car Carrier AL SALMY 6 sinks – 17.03.2022

On Thursday 17th March, 2022 around 0600 UTC the 1983 built car carrier AL SALMY 6 developed heavy list in the Persian Gulf off Iranian coast in rough weather. An Iranian official said that 16 crew members have been rescued from the United Arab Emirates ship that sank 30 miles from Iran’s Asaluyeh port while […]

Casualties – Vehicle Carrier FELICITY ACE fire – 16.02.2022

On Wednesday 16th February, 2022 the 2005 built 200 metres long vehicle carrier carrying various cargo including 1,100 Porsches and 189 Bentleys amongst nearly 4,000 vehicles caught fire about 200 miles from Terceira Island in the Azores. The Portuguese Navy (Marinha Portuguese) airlifted the 22 crew members which abandoned the ship and survived. Meanwhile the […]

Vehicle Carriers – ADIGE

One of the vehicle carriers owned by Grimaldi Lines was the 1976 built ADIGE. She was built in Japan by Honda Heavy Industries at Saiki as the general cargo ship BLUE PEGASUS with yard no 634 until a year later where she was converted into a car carrier and emerged as PEGASUS ACE trading until […]

Vehicle Carriers – NEPTUNE KEFALONIA

A regular car carrier calling at Grand Harbour, Malta is the 2009 built NEPTUNE KEFALONIA. She was built in South Korea by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard at Ulsan as yard no 8021 and homeported at Piraeus, Greece (GRC Flag). Later on she changed flag to MLT flag therefore homeported at Valletta. Entering Grand Harbour back to […]

Vehicle Carriers – DIGNITY ACE

On Monday 3rd May, 2021 the first Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) vehicle carrier in 2021 , the DIGNITY ACE entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call at 0620 hrs coming from Piraeus, Greece berthing at Laboratory Wharf part of Valletta Gateway Terminals (VGT). She was built in 2010 by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard at Ulsan, South Korea […]

Haifa Port – April 2021 Movements

The Port of Haifa  is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and […]

Vehicle Carriers – NEPTUNE THALASSA and LAKE WANAKA – 26.03.2021

Within 2 hours time on Friday 26th March, 2021 afternoon 2 Neptune Lines vehicle carriers called at Grand Harbour, Malta. First to call was the South Korean built 170 metres long NEPTUNE THALASSA berthing at Laboratory Wharf inner. Meanwhile the 2008 Chinese Built 183 metre long vessel LAKE WANAKA chartered to Neptune lines calling from […]

Vehicle Carriers – HOEGH OSAKA

One of the Hoegh Autoliners vehicle carrier around is the 2000 built HOEGH OSAKA. She was built in Japan by Tsuneishi Tadotsu Factory at Tadotso with yard number 1161 as the MAERSK WIND after she was ordered on 29th November, 1997. She was laid down on 3rd December, 1999 and completed on 7th September,2000. She […]

Vehicle Carriers – HOEGH TRIDENT

On Tuesday 2nd February, 2021 the first Hoegh Autoliners vehicle carrier in 2021 , the HOEGH TRIDENT entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0831 hrs coming from Piraeus, Greece berthing at Magazine Wharf part of Valletta Gateway Terminals (VGT). She was built in 1995 by Hyundai Heavy Industries at Ulsan, South Korea as HUAL TRIDENT trading […]