Local Shipping – Dredger LEONE

The smallest dredger in the Maltese Islands is the Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) LEONE. CSD are designed to dredge rock, clay, silt, and sand and use where the ground is too hard for trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHD). Cutter Suction Dredgers dredge  mechanically by a rotating cutter head and suitable for land reclamation, deepening harbors […]

Coastguard – USCG decommissions last Hamilton Class Cutter – 24.04.2021

On Saturday 24th April, 2021 after 49 years of service the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Hamilton Class Cutter WHEC 724 USCGC DOUGLAS MUNRO was decommissioned at Kodiak Coast Guard Base, Alaska marking the end of an era. The first ship in the 12 Hamilton Class Cutter was commissioned in March 1967; her keel was […]

Former Military – OCEAN ALERT

One of the former Canadian Coast Guard Cutters trading around the Mediterranean Sea was the vessel OCEAN ALERT. Completed in 1969 by Davie Shipbuilding & Repair in Lauzon at Quebec in Canada as CCGS ALERT she was a specialised search and rescue (SAR) vessel. She was powered with four Fairbanks Morse 12 cylinder engines driving two […]

Preserved Ships – ELBE (1959) – Netherlands.

Last Sunday 24th February 2019 it was the 60th Birthday for the 1959 built ocean going and salvage tug ELBE. She entered service for L. Smit & C.’s Internationale Sleepdienst, Rotterdam and sailed for SMIT for 17 years as ELBE. Since 28th September 1977 she was converted into a pilot cutter for service in Chesapeake […]

Naval Movements at Valletta, Malta – Week 42 of 2018

Friday 19th October, 2018. At 1316 hrs the UK Border Force Cutter HMC PROTECTOR left Valletta from Bezzina Ship Repair Yard bound to Greece during her FRONTEX Deployment.   Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos – www.maltashipphotos.com

MMH MALTA – Week 30 of 2018

Mediterranean Maritime Hub (MMH) is located within the inner of Valletta (Grand Harbour), and ideally positioned to serve the marine oil and gas servicing industries by providing drilling, sub-sea and marine operations, engineering, maintenance and storage and other services. The following are movements within Week 30 Sunday 22nd July, 2018. At 1221 hrs the 2012 built GIB […]

Naval Movements at Valletta, Malta – Week 29 of 2018

Monday 16th July, 2018. At 0945 hrs the Algerian Navy Sail Training Ship EL MELLAH 938 entered Valletta for the first time berthing at Pinto 5 Wharf. Tuesday 17th July, 2018. At 2024 hrs the Republic of South Korean Navy Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin Class Destroyer ROKS MUMNU DAEWANG DDH 976 left Valletta. Thursday 19th July, 2018. At 0827 […]