Local Shipping – HANINI

One of the ships that was used as a ferry between Malta and Gozo was the 1926 twin screw steel built yacht HANINI. She was completed by George Brown & Co at Greenock, UK for Sir Richard A. Cooper as ALICE. In 1933 she was sold to Teodoro Morisini at Naples, Italy and in 1937 […]

Ferry Service – Ropax ALF POLLAK at Malta – End of 2019

The 2018 built ropax ALF POLLAK entered Grand Harbour, Valletta during her maiden call in December 2019. Following the termination of her charter to DFDS, Onorato Armatori has introduced the ropax on the Genoa-Livorno-Catania-Malta, with occasional calls in Naples. Built in the German Flensburg Shipyards, she was launched on the 3rd May 2018. The ship will […]

Valletta (Grand Harbour) Commercial Shipping Movements – Week 8 of 2019.

Monday 18th February, 2019. Busy Monday as usual with Grimaldi Lines ropax’s EUROFERRY OLYMPIA calling from midnight to around 0430 hrs with the 200m ropax EUROCARGO MALTA calling from 0830 to 1900 hrs. Vessels were represented in Malta by Sullivan Maritime Ltd – www.sullivanmaritime.com Also 2 Tirrenia/Moby Cargo vessels with the 2003 built ITA flag […]

Ship of the Week – S/S VIRTU

The S/S VIRTU was built and engined by the Clyde Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow, Scotland at Castle Works with Yard No as 314 for the British & Irish Steam Packet Co. Limited (B+I) in 1915 for their Dublin-South of England Cargo and Passenger Service and named LADY WIMBORNE after Her Excellency The Lady Wimborne, […]