Maltese Fishing Vessels – MFA 283 SAN NIKOLA

One of the Danish built vessels that used to trade around the Maltese Islands was the 1963 built 25.03 metre fishing vessel SAN NIKOLA. She was built in Denmark by Marstal Traeskibsverft at Marstal as the SLEIPNIR VE 62 for scampi fishing at Iceland. In 1996 she was bought to Maltese owners and brought to […]

Palumbo Superyachts – PEGASUS VIII – November 2022 to April 2023

One of the superyachts that uses various facilities at Malta , is the 2003 built 78.6 metres superyacht PEGASUS VIII. She was built by Royal Denship A/S, Denmark as the PRINCESS MARIANA and renamed to PEGASUS V in May 2011 as white hull of which she was seen entering Grand Harbour Marina (GHM) 2 months […]

Bunkering – Vehicle Carrier AL SALMY 5 at Malta – Nov 2021

On Thursday 18th November the 1984 built Vehicle carrier vessel AL SALMY 5 was spotted at Bunkering Area 1 uplifting bunkers with bunkering tanker BAWA-1. She’s the former NEPTUNE OLYMPIC which used to come at Grand Harbour, Malta owned by Neptune Lines, Greece. She was bought by Salam El Makrani Cargo Co (SAMC) based in […]

Local Shipping – Sea Malta’s – PINTO

Sea Malta Company Limited was the Maltese National Shipping Line. Established on 10th November 1973 during the tenure of the Labour Government led by Dominic Mintoff, which had the majority of the shares in the new company. The quest of this company was to provide maritime services company as well as to the need of the nation in general, and to […]

Bunkering – Standby Safety Vessel BLUE SHARK at Malta – 01.11.2021

On Monday 1st November, 2021 the 1979 built standby safety vessel BLUE SHARK entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 1608 hrs for uplifting bunkers since that she couldn’t receive bunkers within territorial waters (wtw) due to high swell cause of weather conditions. She left Esbjerg, Danmark last Saturday 9th October where she was laid up for […]

Broken Up – Offshore Tug/Supply Vessel THOR I – September 2021

The 35 year old offshore tug/supply ship THOR I was broken up in Chittagong, Bangladesh on Tuesday 21st September 2021. She was built on 1st June 1986 by Orskov Yard at Frederikshavn in Denmark as CHALLENGER III trading for 3 months where she was renamed as OIL CHALLENGER by Ocean Inchcape trading for 5 years […]

Malta Drydocks – 333.40 m Tanker SUHAIL STAR – 1999

In the afternoon of Monday 28th June the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) SUHAIL STAR entered Grand Harbour, Malta assisted by 4 Tug Malta tugs – GREZ (Bow Hawser); FELICA (Port Bow); MARI (Port Quarter) and KATRIN (Stern Hawser) bound to Tank Cleaning Farm (TCF) for tanks cleaning before shifting to Malta Drydocks (MDD). She […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Ropax MOBY CORSE – 07.06.2021 – 19.06.2021

One of the most interesting ferries still around and currently operated by Moby Lines is the 1978 built MOBY CORSE which entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Monday 7th June, 2021 at 1341 hrs coming from Messina, Sicily. She was bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyards for drydocking at Dock 6 assisted by 1 tug – SEA […]

Yachting – FORCE BLUE at Malta – May/June 2021

The world’s 78th largest superyacht FORCE BLUE was seen in the Maltese Islands during May/June 2021. She entered on Tuesday 25th May, 2021 at 1400 hrs after she embarked a harbour pilot. She moored at Grand Harbour Marina (GHM) stern to St. Angelo Wharf. Built in 2002 by Royal Denship, Danmark as BIG ROI she was part […]

Casualties – Cargo ship ALICA capsize – 26.04.2021

On Monday 26th April, 2021 the 1987 built cargo ship ALICA capsized at Ho Chi Minh Port, Nha Be, in Vietnam around 0900 LT Apr 26, shortly before sailing for Indonesia. The ship rested on her bottom portside, with most of her hull and superstructure remaining above waterline. Of 54 containers on board, 18 slipped […]