Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner LE BOUGAINVILLE – April 2024

One of the cruise liners trading around the world that calls at Palumbo Malta Shipyard is the 2019 built LE BOUGAINVILLE. On Saturday 13th April after she completed drydocking and all refit services with inspections etc, it was the time that she leaves the yard to go outside Grand Harbour for sea trials, compass adjustment, […]

Casualty – Oldest Laker CUYAHOGA Catches Fire – 15.03.2024

Around 1400 hrs  Canada time of Friday 15th March, 2024 , the oldest laker that sails the Great Lakes – CUYAHOGA caught fire which a preliminary investigation found the cause to be welding, which ignited paint on the inside of the cargo hold and took about three hours to put out. According to the USCG […]

Local Shipping – Tugboat SPINOLA sold – March 2024

The 2009 Spanish built AVT 37/70 Terminal/Escort Tug SPINOLA part of Tug Malta Limited a fully owned company of Rimorchiatori Mediterranei SpA, the latter being a sub-holding company of Rimorchiatori Riuniti Group of Genova,  that commenced towage operations within the Harbours and Territorial Waters of the Maltese Islands in 1980. She was built in Spain […]

Maiden Call – UT 745 design supply ship SAR MARINER at Malta – February, 2024.

The first British ordered  supply vessel to be built to DNV’s new environmental class was the UT 745 design offshore supply vessel NORTH MARINER nicknamed as a class of her own.  Designed and built at Simek AS, Flekkefjord in Norway for Gulf Offshore NS Ltd, Scotland. Her ship class was Det Norske Veritas’ main class […]