Harbour Facilities – Ras Hanzir Project, Malta – 29.02.2024

During Q 4 of the year 2020 it was announced that a new wharf for cargo will be built at the Ras Ħanżir area,  part of Grand Harbour , a project that will cost €65 million, partially funded by the EU Cohesion Fund. The Planning Authority File No : PA/08472/19 with ERA Reference EA/00042/19 is […]

Maiden Call – Damen built tug SEA VANQUISH – 30.01.2024

One of the Damen built tugs, the 2013 built Damen Stantug 2909 series SEA VANQUISH called at Grand Harbour, Malta on Tuesday 30th January passing breakwaters at 1629 hrs (local time) coming from Haydarpasa, Turkey after she towed the disabled 2004 built general cargo ship MAXIMUS-1. She was built at Damen Shipyard Galati at Galati, […]

Red Sea Crisis – Greek and British ships hit by Houthi attacks – 06.02.2024

According to Houthi spokesperson it was claimed that  the group had successfully hit the kamsarmax bulker STAR NASIA owned by Star Bulk and the  general cargo ship MORNING TIDE. In a release, the Houthis referred to STAR NASIA as an American ship, and MORNING TIDE as a British ship. The attack on MORNING TIDE which […]

Ship Repair – 10 year old tug MULTRATUG 27 drydocked at Malta – August 2023.

The 2013 Damen ASD 2810 built tug MULTRATUG 27 was seen again at Malta but this time drydocked inside Melita Marine Group Floating Dock NAZLAB. She entered on Wednesday 23rd August coming from Mellitah, Libya from where she’s been working there since June 2021. Like her sister – MULTRATUG 26 she joined Multraship Fleet during […]

Maiden Call – Turkish owned ship MY ARMONY – 24.10.2022

One of the Damen built cargo ships trading around, MY ARMONY entered Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time on Monday 24th October, 2022 since she was acquired (2019). She was built by Damen Shipyard at Hoogezand, Netherlands in 1999 as the ALESSIA C trading until June 2008 where she was sold and renamed ALESSIA […]

Local Shipping – Jack Up Barge ALASTAIR IV

One of the few local owned jack up barge around was the 48 m ALASTAIR IV owned by Alastair Offshore Services Ltd part of Zammit Group of Companies. She was built in Malta by Malta Shipbuilding Co Ltd (MSCL), delivered during early September, 2001 as a drilling barge prototype. She was built in record time […]