Barracuda 2024 Exercise – Malta-Italy Bilateral Exercise – May 2024

Malta’s strategic location in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, intersecting major shipping lanes linking the east and west, underscores both its strength and vulnerability to maritime incidents. Recognising the imperative to safeguard its vital tourism industry, ports, and desalination plants, Transport Malta (TM) explained that ”Malta has diligently worked over the past decade to […]

Casualties – FELICITY ACE sinks off the Azores – 01.03.2022

On Tuesday 1st March, 2022 around 0900 hrs local time Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) car carrier FELICITY ACE  that caught fire in the Atlantic last February 16th while carrying nearly 4,000 cars from Germany to the US sunk despite several efforts to tow her safely.  The 6,400 CEU ship sank 220 nautical miles off the coast of Portugal’s […]

Bunkering – Tanker ADELIA

One of the bunkering tankers operating around the Maltese Islands is the 2010 built tanker ADELIA. She was built in China by Sopo Shipyard at Zhenjiang as MARILENA II for Pearl Prosperity with Marshall Islands Flag (MHL) and renamed to ADELIA in November 2013. She was first seen in Malta in 2019 of which during […]