AFM – MELITA I conducts medevac with EAGLE BRISBANE – 29.12.2023

On Friday 29th December, 2023 the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) responded to a medical evacuation (medevac) call with the Aframax crude oil tanker EAGLE BRISBANE. The Vittoria Class SAR Boat MELITA I was dispatched to the tanker around 3 miles north east off Grand Harbour, since she was in ballast condition and around 0935 […]

Towage – Disabled Suezmax tanker GULF SCANDIC towed to Malta – June 2007

On Saturday 9th June, 2007 the 1984 built 274 metres crude oil tanker GULF SCANDIC reported that she had engine failure off Pantelleria Island in the Mediterranean Sea. After few hours, Tug Malta 1998 built tugboat SEA SALVOR was dispatched and commenced towing the next day on Sunday 10th June. Towage arrived 3 miles off […]

Tankers – BRITISH WILLOW seen as AFRA WILLOW at Malta – 2016

One of the British Petroleum (BP) tankers  that was seen at Malta as the BRITISH WILLOW, was seen again 3 years later after she was sold and renamed as AFRA WILLOW. The crude oil tanker BRITISH WILLOW was built at Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co Ltd at Numakuma in Japan in 2003. Her life with BP ended […]

Casualties – Disabled YANNIS P towed to Kaliningrad – August 2023

The 2010 built crude oil tanker YANNIS P which was loaded with crude oil from India to Russia was towed to Kaliningrad after she had engine problems and had to anchor 12 miles off Rugen, Germany for more than 2 weeks. The captain of the tanker confirmed that the towing should commence on Monday 14th […]

Aerial Photography – Crude Oil Tanker FRANKOPAN

One of the Croatian Ships trading around, the 250 metres crude oil tanker FRANKOPAN, part of the Shipping Company – Tankerska Plovidba based in Zadar was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS (MSPAP). She was leaving within territorial waters (wtw) after she left drydocking at Palumbo Malta Shipyard. As a company, it’s been […]

STS Operation – SIGNAL MAYA and WHITE TRADER – 20.07.2020

On Monday 20th July, 2020 a ship to ship (STS) Operation between the 249.97 m crude oil tanker SIGNAL MAYA and the 274 m crude oil tanker WHITE TRADER was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS offshore Malta. SIGNAL MAYA was built in South Korea by Hyundai Samho on 17th July, 2017 with […]

Tanker News – ADVANTAGE SWEET seized by Iran – 27.04.2023

On Thursday 27th April, 2023 around 1315 hrs local time the US Naval Forces Central Command reported that the Marshall Islands flagged (MHL) tanker ADVANTAGE SWEET  was seized by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) while transiting international waters in the Gulf of Oman after the tanker issued a distress call during the seizure. The […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker VALTAMED from 26.09 to 09.10.2022

One of the Italian crude oil double hull tankers owned by Navigazione Montanari SpA, the 2004 built VALTAMED called at Palumbo Malta Shipyards for drydocking on Monday 26th September, 2022.                                    She was built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker ORPHEAS during September 2022

One of the South Korean built tankers, the Greek owned tanker ORPHEAS was drydocked at Dock 6 during September 2022. She was built at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) at Samho, South Korea  as double hull crude oil tanker delivered on 15th May, 2007. On Saturday 24th September, 2022 she was seen leaving the yard […]