Local Shipping – Passenger Ship LA VALETTE

One of the first from 3 German Customs Patrol Craft donated to Malta to be part of the 1st Maritime Battery of the Armed Forces of Malta, now known as Maritime Squadron was the 1952 built 29 metre craft BRUNSBUTTEL who arrived in Malta as deck cargo with 2 others (nowadays both broken up) aboard […]

Local Shipping – 29 towing Bezz IV – 02.05.2015

One of the 6 former US Army tugs that was donated by the US Government to Malta and currently owned by Bezzina Maritime Services is no doubt the famous workhorse tug 29. She was built by American Electric Welding Co, Savannah, Georgia, USA as ST 2029 for the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1952. […]

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Libyan Coast Guard threatens NGO Seawatch aircraft – 26.10.2022

On Wednesday 26th October, 2022 the Libyan coastguard vessel 658 FEZZAN threatened to shoot down an aircraft belonging to an NGO in international waters and Malta has no jurisdiction on the area where the incident happened. On Thursday, Sea-Watch shared footage showing the Libyan Coast Guard radio officer saying “get away from Libyan territory otherwise […]


Two boats that were former Libyan Customs and Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) Patrol Craft and were never used as short sea passenger boats were the 31.4 metres craft PRINCESS DIANA and PRINCESS ELIZABETH. PRINCESS DIANA was built in 1963 for the Libyan Customs by Brodogradiliste Kraljevica in Hrvatska at Yugoslavia as ARRAID and on […]

Crainage – Early 19th century crane at Malta – 03.12.2020

One of the earliest 19th century Dorman Long Hand Operated Crane is still preserved in Malta, nowadays at St. Angelo Wharf part of Grand Harbour Marina. So far it is unsure how the crane arrived to Malta and used to be at the Maritime Squadron, Haywharf Base of the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) as […]

Coast Guard – Georgia Coast Guard Naval Units from USA – 21.09.2018

On Friday 21st September, 2018 2 Georgian Coast Guard Patrol Craft were photographed from the Air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS while they were being transported as a deck cargo aboard the vessel SLNC YORK from USA to Poti, Georgia. In October 2014 the United States Coast Guard Island Class Cutters WPB 1340 JEFFERSON ISLAND and […]

Dangerous Goods – Beirut Port Explosion, Lebanon – 04.08.2020

DANGEROUS GOODS are articles or substances capable of posing a risk to health, safety or the environment. Authorities in Lebanon are busy counting the number of dead and injured after an explosion at Beirut Port that rocked the entire city on Tuesday 4th August, 2020 in the afternoon. It is unacceptable that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate have […]

Coronavirus – CMA CGM donates 50,000 masks – 03.04.2020

CMA CGM Group made a donation of 50,000 FFP2 type masks, worth $250,000, and currently out of stock in Lebanon, in order to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic disease. These masks will be delivered today April 3rd to Rafic Hariri Governmental Hospital, Hôtel de Dieu de France, Lebanese Red Cross and to the Lebanese Army who […]