Offshore Vessel CECON EXCELLENCE – Aerial Photography

An interesting vessel that was photographed from the air both in 2017 and 2020 is the hull of the offshore vessel CECON EXCELLENCE. Originally a class of 3 with CECON EXCELLENCE as the second unit built in Canada at Davie Shipyards, Quebec as Hull 718 for Cecon ASA but the company declared bankrupt in April […]

Naval News – 19 Years – USS COLE DDG 67 Bombing Attack – 12.10.2000

USS COLE DDG 67 a United States Navy Arleigh Burke Class guided missile destroyer homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia is named in honor of Marine Sergeant Darrell S. Cole, a machine gunner killed in action on Iwo Jima on 19 February 1945, during World War II. The ship was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding and was delivered to the Navy on 11 March 1996. Above images – Entering Valletta a […]

Piracy – Boskalis Vessel BLUE MARLIN freed after hijacked – May 2019

On Sunday 5th May ,the Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) semi-submersible heavy transport vessel BLUE MARLIN was hijacked approximately 80 nautical miles offshore Equatorial Guinea. Through the professional response of the crew and the coordinated support from the navy of Equatorial Guinea and Spain, the violent hijacking has been ended and the crew was safely […]

TERN loaded with 2 ships – AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

On Monday 29th June 2015, the 1982 built NLD flag semi-submersible heavy load carrier TERN was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS offshore Malta. TERN was loaded with 2 dredgers – STEPAN DEMESHEV a 1988 built Russian Bucket Ladder Dredger and the Belgian 1970 built Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (THSD) VLAANDEREN XVIII being shipped to […]

Local Shipping – BALLUTA BAY

The British Everard company had a tradition of naming her ships with the name ending in ITY of which back on 21st January 2007 the oil products tanker ALLURITY was seen entering Valletta, Malta berthing at Flagstone Wharf inner. She was built in 1981 by Clelands at North Tyneside in UK as SHELL MARKETER trading […]

Yachting – 1930 built Classic Yacht NAHLIN at Malta

On Monday 3rd September, 2018 the 87 metre classic yacht NAHLIN was berthed at the Valletta Cruise Port Pinto 3 Wharf for 7 hours stay receiving bunkers and stores. She’s one of the last of three large steam yachts  constructed in the UK in fact she was built in 1930 by John Brown Co at Clydebank with […]