Maiden Call – Euro Carrier 2611 Multicat VIKING ENERGY at Malta – 18.02.2024

Another Euro Carrier 2611 multicat , this time from a Scottish Company , the VIKING ENERGY entered Grand Harbour, Malta last Sunday 18th February passing breakwaters at 1251 hrs coming from Constanta, Romania via Bosphorus Straits, Turkey with her berth being Deep Water Quay (DWQ) 4 ahead of Virtu Gozo High Speed Craft (HSC). The […]

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 […]

Broken Up – Dredger LELYSTAD – 06.10.2023

The Dutch built and owned Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) LELYSTAD finished her last voyage to the breakers at Aliaga, Turkey on Tuesday 6th October. She was built at IHC Merwede Scheepswerf at Hardinxveld Giessendam, Netherlands with yard number 618 as LELYSTAD for Ballast Nedam until 2001; sold to Ballast HAM Dredging until 2003 where […]

Dredging – 2003 built VOLVOX OLYMPIA

One of the famous IHC Dredging designed vessels is the 2003 built Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD)  – VOLVOX OLYMPIA for the 1868 founded Royal Van Oord, a Dutch maritime contracting company that specializes in dredging, land reclamation and constructing man made islands. She was built at Scheepswerf v/d Giessen de Noord as yard number […]

Local Shipping – Dredger LEONE

The smallest dredger in the Maltese Islands is the Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) LEONE. CSD are designed to dredge rock, clay, silt, and sand and use where the ground is too hard for trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHD). Cutter Suction Dredgers dredge  mechanically by a rotating cutter head and suitable for land reclamation, deepening harbors […]

Towage – AGIOS DIMITRIOS towing SIRTE 2 – 19.05.2001

On Saturday 19th May, 2001 several units of the Libyan Dredging Company COMAFISH was seen arriving at Grand Harbour, Malta either as deck cargo or towed like the 1965 built cutter suction dredger SIRTE 2 that was seen being towed by the Greek Tug AGIOS DIMITRIOS. AGIOS DIMITRIOS was built in the Netherlands at YVC […]

Dredging – Second Call for GRANE R at Valletta – 02 – 04.09.2022

Infrastructure Malta has commenced dredging works to help improve safety and navigability inside Grand Harbour using the  the 2010 built DP 2 multi purpose offshore vessel GRANE R that entered Grand Harbour on Friday 2nd September at 0640 hrs. The project aims to remove tonnes of silt and other sediment from the seabed in the […]

Local Shipping – Damen built workboat MFC 1

One of the Damen built vessels trading at Malta was the 1974 built Damen Pushy-Cat 46 workboat HAM 774 for the Dutch dredging company HAM (Hollandsche Aannemings Maatschappij). During the 90’s she was seen at Malta with a HAM dredger and was lifted on her hard at Bezzina Ship Repair Yard (BSRY). She was 14.45 […]

Dredging – Haywharf Dredging – July/August 2022

During July and August 2022 Dredging Operations of Inert Material was carried out at the AFM Maritime Squadron Base at Haywharf at Marsamxett Harbour with the Ports & Yachting Directorate of Transport Malta issued Local Notice of Mariners – 091 dated 21st June, 2022 and Amendment – 118 dated 14th July 2022 . Vessels engaged […]