Malta Naval Visits – February 2023

Naval Visits for the year 2023 started from February – Saturday 4th to Tuesday 7th February The First Naval Ship was the Italian Navy Gaeta Class Minehunter ITS VIAREGGIO M 5559 that entered at 0924 hrs. She was seen for the first time in Malta back to 2001 when she was only 5 years old. […]

Project Cargo – EEMSLIFT DAFNE with 2 High Speed Craft at Malta – 11.04.2022

On Monday 11th April, 2022 the 2014 built mpp vessel EEMSLIFT DAFNE entered Grand Harbour, Malta with interesting deck cargo of 2 High Speed Craft. She had the Incat Crowther 42 High Speed Craft GOZO EXPRESS for Virtu Ferries, Malta for Malta-Gozo-Malta route as the EXCELLENCE OF MAJESTIC. Another interesting vessel was the 2000 built Crew Transfer […]

Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 13.04.2022

While the tanker CHEM P is anchored Within Territorial Waters of Malta awaiting various permissions to complete her voyage here are the latest movements – Monday 28th March, 2022 1630 hrs – CHEM P received a court warrant – 425/2022 from Enemalta plc with the claimed amount of € 30,000,000. Friday 1st April, 2022 1226 […]

Offshore News – 33 metre supply vessel DOT 1

A Japanese Built Crewboat that used to be homeported at Valletta and owned by a Maltese Shipping Group, was seen renamed as DOT 1 berthed and loading for Libya for the first time on Tuesday 13th July, 2021. She was built in 1980 by Yokohama Yacht at Yokohama, Japan being the second commercial vessel built […]

Former Military – MSAR 47201.

One of the famous United States Coast Guard 47 Foot lifeboat MLB 47201 was stationed in Malta for some time. She arrived at Malta in June 2011 after being ferried from Italy to Malta with her name as NO NAME homeported in New York, USA. She was built in 1992 by Textron Marine Systems in […]

Former Military – CORMORANO II

One of the former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Equity Class Patrol Craft was spotted on her hull hard at Mazara Del Vallo, Sicily back to 10th April, 2014 now called as CORMORANO II. She was built in 1970 at New Orleans, USA by Equitable Construction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as NOAA 1256 […]

Offshore News – MAKANA – November 2019

On Tuesday 26th November 2019 at 1948 hrs the crewboat MAKANA entered Valletta, coming from Port Rashid, Dubai of which she left on Thursday 24th October. She was built in India by Bharati Ratnagiri Yard at Ratnagiri in 2003 as the ATCO ALIA. She’s 34 meter crew/utility vessel with 50 pax capacity with a shallow […]

Conveyance – BERGE ARZEW off Valletta – 03.12.2019

On Tuesday 3rd December 2019 after 1600 hrs the 2004 built LNG tanker BERGE ARZEW performed a conveyance service with Miggiani Offshore Boats MARIA-C and UNDAUNTED. She was built in South Korea by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering at Geoje with a 93,844 GRT and a deadweight of 77,470 tons. Below Images are of her […]