Research/Survey Vessel – BERGEN SURVEYOR

One of the converted fishing vessels that used to be around was the 1972 built BERGEN SURVEYOR. Above and timeline image is back to April, 2011 while leaving Aberdeen, Scotland. She was built in 1972 in Lowestoft (United Kingdom) by Brooke Marine as the fishing trawler SUB SURVEYOR I with red hull trading until 1982.  […]

Former Military – Yacht PLAN B at Malta

One of the former naval vessels that was given a second life, converted as the luxury yacht PLAN B is the former Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Hydrographic Ship HMAS FLINDERS A 312. She was built by HMA Naval Dockyard at Williamstown, Victoria, Australia. HMAS FLINDERS  was commissioned into the RAN in 1973, and was used […]

Yachting – Converted cruise ship DREAM again at Malta – June 2023

After nearly 5 years, the megayacht DREAM was again at Grand Harbour, Malta of which she entered on Sunday 18th June,2023. She was built in 1997  by Halic Shipyard at Istanbul, Turkey for the Turkish Maritime Lines with yard number 303 trading as TDI KARADENIZ until May 2005 of which we use to see her […]

Anti Piracy Vessels – DE 421

One of the fishing vessels that was converted into an anti piracy vessel is the Maltese (MLT) Flag vessel DE 421. She was built at Muggia, Trieste in Italy in 1994 as PUCCIO SECONDO with fishing matricola as CT 2850 homeported a Catania, Italy. During 2015 she use to operate for a Maltese company and […]

Ship Repair – Former Norwegian Rescue Ship at BSRY – May 2008.

An interesting vessel that called at the family owned ship repair yard, situated at Coal Wharf, Grand Harbour inner side was the 1966 built former Norwegian Rescue Ship SPEIDEREN. She was temporarily berthed at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Marina berth at Valletta. She was part of the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue (NSSR) as RS 70 […]

Yachting – Former German Government SOLEA

One of the former Government vessels converted into a yacht is the 1974 built SOLEA. She was built in 1974 with yard number 162 at the Sieghold shipyard, Bremerhaven in Germany for the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry. The delivery was on May 29th , 1974 for which the Federal Republic of Germany did […]