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. […]

Law Enforcement – Guardia di Finanza 2021 built Patrol Craft PV10 TENENTE PETRUCCI

During Q1 of 2021, the Italian law enforcement agency that is mainly focused on dealing with financial crimes and drug smuggling – Guardia Di Finanza (GdF) added a 44 m patrol craft to its maritime patrol and surveillance fleet – TENENTE PETRUCCI with pennant number PV10. TENENTE PETRUCCI honours Lieutenant Franco Petrucci, one of three […]

Broken Up – Cable Ship RAYMOND CROZE – 28.12.2023

During Q 4 of 2023, the French built and French owned cable layer RAYMOND CROZE was sold to Shipbreakers at Aliaga, Turkey and was beached on Thursday 28th December, 2023. She was built by Soc Nouvelle des Ateliers et Chantiers de La Rochelle-Pallice – La Rochelle, France with yard no 1235 in 1983 with 107.02 […]

Offshore – NORMAND PIONEER at Malta – 2016

One of the ships that drew the attention of the world when she was used to transport diving equipment to the Barents Sea to assist attempts to reach the Russian submarine KURSK , the UT742 design offshore support vessel NORMAND PIONEER was spotted was once again at Malta. The new UT742 design used for the […]

Tanker News – DOMINIA’s crew standoff OPL Malta – 28.09.2023

An international legal battle has erupted around the 2009 built tanker DOMINIA that used to be owned  by the Bari, Italy  based shipping company Morfini. Originally the tanker was arrested by Transport Malta via court order with CW 870/2023 on 23rd May, 2023 following the action of the Irish fund Nassau Maritime Holdings, which in […]

Tanker News – Action against tankers switching off their AIS – June 2023

The European Union (EU) has provided further details of its latest package of sanctions against Russia. Ships caught carrying out ship to ship (STS) transfers of price cap breaking Russian oil in European waters will be banned from EU ports. The bloc has also said it will prohibit access to EU ports for vessels if […]

Towage News – Polish tug STRAZAK-28 delivered – 18.11.2022

On Friday 18th November,2022 the Polish built and owned tug STRAZAK-28 was commissioned for the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority SA. She was built at the Remontowa Shipbuilding SA shipyard in Gdańsk with 29.2m as length overall (loa); beam of 10.47m and draught of 3.45 m. Her maximum speed is 12 knots. The purchase of […]

AFM – Arrival of P 71 , largest Patrol Vessel for Malta – 07.11.2022

On Monday 7th November, 2022 at 0751 hrs the 74.8 metres Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) P 71 as C 890 entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her delivery voyage coming from Chioggia, Italy. She berthed port side alongside at Ras Hanzir Dolphins (RHD). With a full load displacement of over 2,000 tonnes, 74.8 metres as length […]

Yachting – 2021 built 70.2 m POLARIS at Malta

One of the Italian built luxury yachts around the world is the 2021 built superyacht POLARIS built by Rossinavi at Viareggio, Italy. She’s the 280th largest yacht in the world and the first largest yacht to be built by her builder. In fact shortly after she was delivered to her owner she entered Grand Harbour, […]