RoRo Vessels – MSC BRIDGE

One of the Italian built ships that had an interesting shipping history so far is the 1998 built roll on roll off (RoRo) vessel MSC BRIDGE. She was built in Italy by Esercizio Cantieri at Viareggio as STENA AUSONIA. Between 1998 and 2002 she was chartered to Britain’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary renamed RFA SEA CENTURION A 98 […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – LPG Tanker NAVIGATOR VIRGO from 04 to 27.04.2022

Another South Korean built ship, the British owned LPG tanker NAVIGATOR VIRGO was spotted at Palumbo Malta Shipyard during the month of April. In fact she entered Grand Harbour on Monday 4th April at 0852 hrs coming from Arzew, Algeria bound for berthing at Factory Wharf. On Friday 8th April she was shifted from Factory Wharf towards […]

Palumbo Superyachts – Superyacht TANGO from 04.11 to 26.11.2021

The Feadship built 77.7 metre superyacht TANGO was seen again in Malta and the second time at Palumbo Superyachts (PSY) Facilities situated at French Creek, Grand Harbour, Malta. She arrived on Thursday 4th November from Dubrovnik, Croatia and passed breakwaters at 0756 hrs bound to Dock 5 for drydocking. She was built in 2011 by Royal Van […]

Offshore – Tidewater 2012 built Platform supply vessel HANDIN TIDE

One of the frequently Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) seen around the Maltese Islands working in the Mediterranean Sea is the Tidewater owned HANDIN TIDE that used to work at West Africa and currently involved in survey operations with Fugro. She was built in China by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding at Mawei in 2012. Her calls to […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – SCOT MUNCHEN – Aug 2021

On Wednesday 25th August, 2021 at 1800 hrs the 2003 built chemical/oil products tanker SCOT MUNCHEN had pilot and 1 tug ordered for shifting from Dock 5 to Valletta Cruise Port Pinto 4 and 5 wharves. It all started when on Tuesday 17th August SCOT MUNCHEN entered Grand Harbour berthing at the Tank Cleaning Farm […]

Offshore News – ASSO VENTIQUATTRO Cargo Run – 19.06.2021

After the 2001 built offshore tug/supply ship ASSO VENTIQUATTRO was drydocked inside Dock 5 during May 2021 at Palumbo Malta Shipyard it was the turn to perform a cargo run. On Friday 18th June, 2021 at 0900 hrs she shifted from MMH Facilities to Parlatorio Wharf at Palumbo Malta Shipyards. And on Saturday 19th June […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Seismic Vessel BGP PROSPECTOR – 17.04.2021 -18.05.2021

On Saturday 17th April, 2021 the 2011 built seismic research ship BGP PROSPECTOR entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 1349 hrs coming from Recalada, Argentina embarking pilot inside breakwaters due to swell. She was built in South Korea at Sekwang Heavy Industries at Ulsan and homeported at Nassau (BHS Flag). She was assisted by 2 local […]

Tugboat – 2006 built CARLO MAGNO

One of the Italian powerful anchor handling tug (aht) around is the 2006 built CARLO MAGNO. She was built in Italy by Cantieri Navale Rosetti Marino Spa at Ravenna, launched on 7th September 2005 and completed on 27th February, 2006 built to a Rolls-Royce Marine UT514L design and handed over in March 2006. She’s 55.4 […]

Cruise Liners – SAGA ROSE

One of the elegant Ocean Liners we had around was undoubtedly the SAGAFJORD. She was built in 1965 as yard number 1366 by Société Nouvelle des Forges et Chantiers de la Meditarranee, France for Norwegian America Line costing around $30 million as a combined ocean liner/cruise ship trading until 1980. in 1983 she was sold to Cunard […]