Local Shipping – Anchor Handling Tug/Supply (AHTS) SEA SERV 501

One of the 8 ships in the fleet of the local company Sea Services Ltd was the 1974 built SEA SERV 501. She was built by Burton Construction & Shipbuilding Corporation at Port Arthur , Texas , USA to Aquamarine Associates based at Houston, Texas as AQUAMARINE 501 with yard number 504 and delivered in […]

Offshore – DP3 oil rig TRANSOCEAN BARENTS at Malta – August 2023

On Saturday 5th August, 2023 the 2009 built 6th generation, semi submersible drilling oil rig (ssdr) TRANSOCEAN BARENTS was spotted approaching Bunkering Area 4, Malta as scheduled. Upon completion of her position at Bunkering Area 4 the only self propelled sheerlegs in the Maltese Islands – SEAWOLF II, towing a barge that left Medserv Base […]

Maiden Call – 2023 built multicat SEA EIDUM at Malta – July 2023

On Sunday 2nd July , 2023 at 1118 hrs the 2023 newbuilt EuroCarrier 2611 SEA EIDUM passed Grand Harbour, Malta breakwaters coming from Vlissingen, Netherlands on her maiden call. She is 26 meters long (loa) with 11 meters beam and is equipped with two powerful HEILA deck cranes and has a bollard pull of 33.9 […]

Delivery – Passenger Ship DANAT DUBAI – 20.10.2008

On Monday 20th October, 2008 around 1530 hrs the 1990 built UAE flag 34 metre passenger ship DANAT DUBAI was spotted entering Grand Harbour, Malta during her delivery voyage from Spain to United Arab Emirates. She was built in Australia by Austal Ships Pty Ltd with yard number 3 as BALI HAI in 1990 trading […]

Bunkering – Vehicle Carrier AL SALMY 5 at Malta – Nov 2021

On Thursday 18th November the 1984 built Vehicle carrier vessel AL SALMY 5 was spotted at Bunkering Area 1 uplifting bunkers with bunkering tanker BAWA-1. She’s the former NEPTUNE OLYMPIC which used to come at Grand Harbour, Malta owned by Neptune Lines, Greece. She was bought by Salam El Makrani Cargo Co (SAMC) based in […]

Offshore – HAMAL sold and left Europe – 20.05.2021

On Thursday 20th May, 2021 the 2002 built Italian offshore tug/supply ship HAMAL left Grand Harbour for the last time at 1532 hrs with her new name as TEJA. Back to Wednesday 3rd February, 2021 at 2110 hrs she passed by 43.7 nautical miles offshore Malta underway to Constanta, Romania from Santa Cruz de Tenerife towing […]

Passer By – HAMAL towing GSP ALFA – 03.02.2021

On Wednesday 3rd February, 2021 at 2110 hrs the Italian offshore tug/supply ship HAMAL towing the 99 metre offshore workshop pontoon GSP ALFA passed by 43.7 nautical miles offshore Malta underway to Constanta, Romania from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. GSP ALFA is the former BAASDRILL ALFA built in 2009 by Lamprell Energy at Dubai, United […]

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 […]

Libyan Shipping – Ferry GARYOUNIS

The Libyan state owned company General National Maritime Transport Company, more known as GNMTC founded in 1975 based in Tripoli used to operate 4 ferries amongst other ships including the ferry GARYOUNIS. She was built by Naikai Zosen Corporation, Setoda Shiyard, at Onimichi in Japan launched on 3rd April 1973 and completed on 30th June 1973 […]