Maiden Call – Dutch Built general cargo ship LHOTSE C – 02.02.2024

One of the Ferus Smit Shipyard built vessels trading around is the 1985 built general cargo ship LHOTSE C homeported at Moroni with Comoros flag (COM). She was built in 1985 as the WATUM and 10 years later she was sold and renamed as DIAMANT of which both at Malta & Gozo use to be […]

Naval News – EUNAVFOR Operation Irini nets embargo buster – 18.07.2022

Last Monday 18th July the EUNAVFOR MED Operation IRINI found cargo in breach of the United Nations (UN) arms embargo on Libya on the ro/ro vessel VICTORY RORO after she was spotted by French Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA). She has been on the radar for a while when she delivered military vehicles to the country […]

Casualties – Cargo Ship KALELI ANA aground – 19.12.2021

On Sunday 19th December the 1976 built 101 metre Cargo Ship KALELI ANA ran aground while loaded with 6,554 tons of corn from Reni, Ukraine on her way to Famagusta, Cyprus. The accident occurred on the left bank of the Sulinsky Canal, Romania due to a problem of the steering system. Regular shipping traffic continued […]

Tugboat – Singapore Built THOR SERVER

One of the Faroe Islands operated vessel that was a regular visitor in Malta was the tug THOR SERVER that was used as a guard/chase boat with seismic operations. She was built in 1978 by Marine Builders Pte Ltd at Singapore as yard number 1016 named as AL JUBAIL VIII trading until 1985 where she […]

Towage – BALABAN with UR 6 – 23.11.2019

The 1996 built Comoros (COM) flag tugboat BALABAN was spotted again in our territorial waters, this time towing the 91.44 metres flat top barge UR 6 from offshore Tripoli, Libya. UR 6 was built in 1997 in Russia originally VIKING BARGE 6 and her dimensions are – 91.44 m long with 27.43 m beam and […]