Ship Repair – Superyacht GIGIA ready from 204 days Drydocking at Malta – 14.05.2024

On Tuesday 14th May, 2024 the 85 metre Lurssen built superyacht GIGIA left Melita Marine Shipyard after spending nearly 7 months drydocked inside the 102 metres floating dock NAZLAB. Last Year on Monday 23rd October, 2023 when she shifted from MMH with Harbour Pilot aboard towards the dock an article was issued – https://maltashipphotos.com/ship-repair-superyacht-gigia-drydocked-inside-nazlab-23-10-2023/ Scaffolding […]

Ship Repair – Superyacht GIGIA drydocked inside NAZLAB – 23.10.2023

One of the 5 floating docks around the Maltese Islands is the 102 metres floating dock NAZLAB (Owner surname BALZAN from right to left) with 5,000 tons lifting capacity. After the drydocking of Perini Navi 55.9 metres sailing yacht ZENJI which was drydocked on 14th September, 2023 and left the dock last week it was […]

Yachting – 107 metre superyacht MAR maiden call at Malta – 01.07.2023

The 2020 built 107 metre superyacht MAR entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call on Saturday 1st July at 1621 hrs coming from Suez Canal. Built in Italy by Benetti Yachts at their Livorno shipyard, her interior is styled by Italian designer  design house Benetti and she was delivered to her owner in June […]

Casualties – Yacht MY SAGA sinks offshore Catanzaro, Italy – 20.08.2022

On Saturday 20th August the Port Authority of Crotone VTS (Vessel Traffic Services) received a distress call from the 39.4 metre motor yacht MY SAGA that she was taking water ingress at her stern while on passage from Gallipoli to Milazzo. Immediately VTS advised Guardia Costiera (Italian Coast Guard) who dispatched CP 321 and a Romanian […]

Yachting – 65 m yacht LADY M seized in Italy – 04.03.2022

On Friday 4th March, 2022 the 65 metre yacht LADY M owned by  Alexei Mordashov, the richest man in Russia was detained at Imperia Port, Italy by the militarized Police Force Guardia Di Finanza. The move followed similar seizures in France and Germany belonging to other Russian oligarchs, as Western states implement massive sanctions, including […]

Ships from Canada – Port Colborne August 2021 movements.

Port Colborne is a city in Ontario, Canada. It is located on Lake Erie, at the southern end of the Welland Canal, in the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario. The original settlement, known as Gravelly Bay, dates from 1832 and was renamed after Sir John Colborne, a British war hero and the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada at the time of the opening of the (new) […]

Yachting – 2017 built 74 m superyacht NEW SECRET at Malta again – 2021

One of the Amels built superyachts in the world, NEW SECRET was at Malta once again during May – July 2021. She was built in 2017 as Project 7402 by the Dutch shipbuilder Amels, the second unit in the Amels Limited Edition 242 range, which follows her sister ship PLVS ULTRA homeported at Georgetown (CYM […]

Yachting – Superyacht TANGO at Malta again – January 2021.

After nearly an absence of 7 years at the Maltese Islands the Dutch built superyacht TANGO entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Tuesday 26th January, 2021 at 1217 hrs coming from Fethiye, Turkey and berthing at Pinto 1 wharf, part of Valletta Cruise Port. TANGO was launched by Feadship and the Royal Van Lent Yard at […]