Yacht Transport – Symphony Star discharging Sunseeker yacht at Malta – 22.04.2023

The 2015 German built Ecobox Multi-Purpose Vessel SYMPHONY STAR called to Valletta, Malta on the late morning of Saturday 22nd April, 2023. More images can be found here –  https://maltashipphotos.com/photo/symphony-star-22-04-2023/ On Completion of berthing including tug assistance from tug SEA SALVOR, preparations started to discharge the Sunseeker 100 Yacht More images can be found here […]

Maiden Call – Damen built tug SEA VANQUISH – 30.01.2024

One of the Damen built tugs, the 2013 built Damen Stantug 2909 series SEA VANQUISH called at Grand Harbour, Malta on Tuesday 30th January passing breakwaters at 1629 hrs (local time) coming from Haydarpasa, Turkey after she towed the disabled 2004 built general cargo ship MAXIMUS-1. She was built at Damen Shipyard Galati at Galati, […]

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. […]

Maiden Call – 2024 built Eurocarrier 2611 multicat SEA OLOUS – 09.02.2024

The latest addition to the Dutch Maritime Services Provider – Seacontractor, the Eurocarrier 2611 multicat SEA OLOUS made her maiden call while she’s enroute to Egypt last Friday 9th February, 2024 passing breakwaters at 0804 hrs with her last port of call was Le Havre, France.   The robust, efficient and flexible design of the […]

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 […]

Towage – Spanish tug NERVIO towing STEMAT 63 – 07.09.2013

One of the Spanish built tugs trading around and seen in Malta with different towages is the 1982 built 25.02 metres tug NERVIO. Firstly seen in Malta engaged in towing BFT cages for the tuna industry she was built at Astilleros y Varaderos de Tarragona at Tarragona, Spain as yard no 226 completed in July […]

Ship Repair – 10 year old tug MULTRATUG 27 drydocked at Malta – August 2023.

The 2013 Damen ASD 2810 built tug MULTRATUG 27 was seen again at Malta but this time drydocked inside Melita Marine Group Floating Dock NAZLAB. She entered on Wednesday 23rd August coming from Mellitah, Libya from where she’s been working there since June 2021. Like her sister – MULTRATUG 26 she joined Multraship Fleet during […]

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 […]

Maiden Call – Damen built multicat BELLA – 30.06.2023

Damen’s built Multicat (MuC ) 3313 SD design BELLA entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 1101 hrs on Friday 30 th June, 2023 coming from Vlissingen, Netherlands during her maiden call. She’s the second vessel built to MuC 3313 SD design after the Damen Marine Services – DMS SNIPE. She is a versatile 32.80 metres workboat […]

Yacht Transport – SYMPHONY SPIRIT – 19.10.2021

The famous  Rolex Middle Sea Race in Malta (RMSR) starting from Valletta has risen continuously since it was first held in 1968. After leaving the Grand Harbour , Malta, boats head to the Gulf of Messina (Sicily), then the Aeolian Islands (together with the active volcano Stromboli), then passing through the Aegadian Islands, Islands of […]