Yachting – 2023 built 45.2 metre yacht MILELE at Malta – June 2023

One of the Dutch Built Yachts trading around is the 2023 built MILELE of which we saw her in Malta both berthed at Marina Di Valletta and local cruising within territorial waters (wtw). She was built by the Monnickendam based Royal Hakvoort Shipyard with Aluminium Hull and superstructure designed by the Naval Architects Van Oossanen […]

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 […]

Maiden Call – Dutch Built general cargo ship LHOTSE C – 02.02.2024

One of the Ferus Smit Shipyard built vessels trading around is the 1985 built general cargo ship LHOTSE C homeported at Moroni with Comoros flag (COM). She was built in 1985 as the WATUM and 10 years later she was sold and renamed as DIAMANT of which both at Malta & Gozo use to be […]

AFM – 4 newbuilt Patrol Craft arrive from Australia to Malta – 11.02.2010

Last week 14 years ago the latest 4 Inshore Patrol Craft (IPC) arrived to Malta after a long voyage from Australia as a deck cargo aboard the 1990 Dutch built and owned Multi Purpose Carrier (MPP) – ARCHANGELGRACHT of which she arrived at Malta last 11th February, 2010 and was assisted by local tug MARI. […]

Tugboats – Anchor Handling Tug NEPTUN 11 at Malta again – January 2024

The 36m anchor handling tug NEPTUN 11 was spotted again at Malta sheltering from weather conditions after an absence of 9 years. She was here during March 2013, where she was towing the 50m flat top barge STEMAT 76 inside Grand Harbour. She was built by Neptune Shipyards BV at Aalst, Netherlands with yard number […]

Broken Up – Heavy Load Carrier JUMBO SPIRIT – 29.04.2015

One of the famous Jumbo heavy load carriers that used to call at Malta was the 1995 built Heavy Load Carrier JUMBO SPIRIT. She was built by Bolnes Shipyard BV Capella /d Ijssel in Netherlands as JUMBO SPIRIT for Jumbo Spirit BV ( Kahn Scheepvaart BV Rotterdam as manager ) Rotterdam ,Netherlands with 95.69 m […]

Local Shipping – Sea Malta’s – BORMLA

Sea Malta Company Limited was the Maltese National Shipping Line. Established on 10th November 1973 during the tenure of the Labour Government led by Dominic Mintoff, which had the majority of the shares in the new company. The quest of this company was to provide maritime services company as well as to the need of the nation in general, and to […]

Bunkering – Tugboat MUSTANG at Malta – 26.12.2023

One of the Dutch built tugs trading around – MUSTANG called again at Grand Harbour, Malta while on transit from Greece to Las Palmas, Canary Islands. She passed breakwaters at 0734 hrs berthing at Deep Water Quay (DWQ) 4 Wharf. Few minutes later road tankers from MZ Fuels starting bunkering operations. MUSTANG was built in […]

Naval Ships – HNLMS GOUWE A 878

The last remaining tug of Linge class of the Royal Netherlands Navy  is the 1997 built tug HNLMS GOUWE A 878. The Linge Class was used at the Nieuwe Haven Naval Base to assist naval units but in 1994 it was decided that these ships were not capable enough anymore to handle the newer larger […]