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 […]

State Visit – Pope Francis at Gozo – 02.04.2022

Malta welcomed His Holiness Pope Francis during his Apostolic visit to the country from Saturday 2nd April to Sunday 3rd April of which on Saturday 2nd April he visited the sister island of Gozo. The island of Gozo was wearing Holy Week dress and Vatican City Flags mounted on road roundabouts, balconies, roof flagpoles etc […]

Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 26.03.2022

A week after the saga of the tanker CHEM P that happened last Saturday 19th March (Public Holiday in Malta) on Saturday 26th March, 2022 (Election Day at Malta) it was the turn that the 59.25 metre offshore tug/supply ship OPAL take over. She arrived at OPL Malta on Wednesday 23rd March around 0647 hrs. […]

Yachting – MALTESE FALCON again around the Maltese Coast – August 2021

One of the most iconic superyachts around the world is the full rigged 88 metres sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON which once again since 2009 she’s cruising along within territorial waters (wtw). She entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Friday 13th August at 1632 hrs coming from Porto Cervo, Italy. She moored at her usual place to […]

Yachting – 2021 built yacht FIGURATI at Malta – May/June 2021.

A Brand new Riva 110 Dolcevita yacht delivered in 2021, the FIGURATI left Malta today Friday 4th June 2021 at 0836 hrs. During her stay in Malta in May/June she was spotted on various occasions local cruising and even anchored at Comino. She’s 33.53 m long with 7.27 m wide and maximum draft of 1.99 […]

Yachting – 2015 built ATLANTE at Malta – September 2019

One of the CRN built yachts ATLANTE was in Malta during the first week of September. Coming from Saranda, Albania on Friday 30 th August she moored at Manoel Island Marina. Built in 2015 at CRN yard at Ancona, Italy she’s 54.8 m long; 10.2 m wide with maximum draught of 3 m. She has […]

Local Shipping – JYLLAND

One of the oldest ferries that ran between the islands of Malta and Gozo was the JYLLAND. On 15th May 1943 she was completed by Pullman Car Standard Manufacturing Co at Chicago, USA for the US Navy as Submarine Chaser PCE 828 which was launched on 17th November 1942. On 31st July 1943 she was […]

Maritime Accidents – MARWA M at Comino Channel – November 2001

Between Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November 2001, the 1968 built ship MARWA M homeported at Nuku Alofa, Tonga decided to seek shelter in the Comino Channel when it is against the law due to bad weather conditions with North Westerly Wind Force 7-8. On Sunday 25th November 2001, she was spotted by the AFM […]