Tanker News – Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) sells IZUMO PRINCESS – April 2024

Greek shipping company Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) has sold the 2007 Japanese built aframax tanker IZUMO PRINCESS for approximately $37 million, advancing its ongoing initiative to modernize her fleet.   Although the buyer was not disclosed she is now owned by Seychelles-registered Noble Sphere Corp and has been renamed THORIN heading to Primorsk, Russia. Currently […]

Cruise Liner News – MSC SINFONIA drydocking at Malta from 19.02 to 21.03.2024

The 2002 French built 275 m cruise liner MSC SINFONIA was seen again calling at Grand Harbour, bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard, She passed breakwaters on Monday 19th February at 0742 hrs bound to Dock 6 coming from Palermo. Last 6th January she had a mishap when strong whirlwinds broke her mooring lines of which […]

Dredging – Cutter Suction Dredger D’ARTAGNAN

One of the dredgers operated by the Belgian company Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV (DEME) that was founded in 1991 with the merger of 3 Belgian companies – Baggerwerken Decloedt & Zoon, Ackermans & van Haaren and Société Générale de Dragage is the 2005 built Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) D’ARTAGNAN. She was built in the […]

RoRo Vessels – Linea Messina ship JOLLY INDACO

One of the Soviet Union (USSR) built vessels that used to call at Malta was the 1989 built ro/ro vessel JOLLY INDACO owned by Linea Messina, Italy. She was built at Severnaya Verf Shipbuilding Yard at Saint Petersburg as yard number 843 as the Project 16071 ro/ro ship for Baltic Sea Shipping, USSR as S.KIROV […]

Malta Shipyards – Drillship GSF EXPLORER Operations – May 2005.

One of the most interesting drillship operations at Grand Harbour, is no doubt the one of the American GSF EXPLORER that happened during June 2005. On Saturday 7th May afternoon the 189 metres long (loa) drillship GSF EXPLORER coming from the Gulf of Mexico and homeported at Houston, Texas (USA Flag) was spotted entering Grand […]

Passer By – Ropax BLUE STAR 1 – 04.06.2023

On Sunday 4th June, 2023 at 0009 hrs the 2000 built ropax BLUE STAR 1 was seen passing 28.8 nautical miles off Mgarr Harbour, Gozo while underway to home at Greece after she finished her charter with Irish Ferries and left Rosslare Harbour, Ireland 4 days ago last Wednesday 31st May. She was built by […]