Local Shipping – Gozo Channel catamaran VICTORIA EXPRESS

The Gozo Channel Company Limited, commonly known as Gozo Channel Line or the Gozo ferry is a Maltese company founded in 1979 that operates ferry services between the islands of Malta and Gozo using ropax ships with crossings happening throughout the day all year round including weekends, public holidays, and night services. In 1988 Gozo Channel started operating a new faster service by means of a hovermarine […]

Tugboat – Dutch built VARNEBANK

The Dutch built tug VARNEBANK was built by Scheepswerven v/h H.H. Bodewes at Millingen, Netherlands as yard number 729 launched on the 20th November 1975 and on the 16th December 1975 she was delivered to the Nieuwe Rotterdamse Sleepdienst (NRS) NV at Rotterdam (NLD flag and call sign as PIEJ). In 1988 she was transferred […]

23 Years since ESTONIA sank on 28 September 1994 claiming 852 lives MS ESTONIA previously VIKING SALLY (1980–1990), SILJA STAR (1990–1991), and WASA KING (1991–1993), was a passenger ferry built in 1979/80 at the German shipyard Meyer Werft in Papenburg as HUll 590. The ship sank in 1994 at the Baltic Sea in one of the worst maritime disasters of the 20th […]