On Wednesday 26th April, 2023 the Turkish built 28.40 metre ASD 2885 Tug (Robert Allan Design) RAstar 2800 tugboat VB MAGNUM entered Valletta for few hours for uplifting bunkers during her delivery voyage. She entered Valletta at 1146 hrs coming from Eregli, Turkey. She was launched as MED XLIII at the Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine. […]
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Italy Demands That Countries Whose Flag Is Flown By Rescue Boats Bear The Responsibility Of Migrants Aboard – November 2022.
A row escalated on Friday 4th November over who should take care of migrants rescued by NGO’s rescue vessels offshore Italy, with Italy insisting that countries whose flag was flown by the vessels should bear some of the responsibility and Norway disagreeing. 3 NGO rescue vessels holding almost 1,000 migrants have been at sea offshore […]
Currently at the Grand Harbour, under COVID-19 Quarantine there is the 18 metre long German sailing yacht NADIR anchored in Bighi. She entered Grand Harbour on Friday 18th June at 1736 hrs and proceeded to Bighi Bay on anchors as instructed by Valletta VTS after she dropped anchors close to the Tank Cleaning Farm ( […]
The latest acquisition for the non-governmental organization (NGO) SEA WATCH 69 metre ship SEA WATCH 4 started her first mission last Saturday 15th August from Spain after 5 months at a shipyard in Burriana. The Europe wide restrictions due to the Pandemic Disease COVID-19 had unfortunately delayed the departure since it was planned for April. Nevertheless […]
After the mutiny saga for the crew and Maltese security personnel aboard the short sea ferry boat EUROPA II after threatening with knives and gathering sleeping bags and other material including gas to set up a blaze and with at least more than 3 hours to take a decision from MALTA VTS and other authorities […]
PASSER BY – MARIA S. MERIAN – 18.03.2018. The 2006 built DEU flag research/survey vessel MARIA S. MERIAN was spotted at 2200 hrs (2100 UTC) passing by 60.5 nautical miles off Marsaxlokk Harbour, Malta during survey operations on Sunday 18th March 2018. She was built in Poland with keel laid during June 2003 at Maritim Ltd at […]