Passers By – Naval Units during February & March 2021.

Various naval units pass the Malta-Sicily straits like other ships and to mention some – On Friday 5th February, 2021 the 103 metre Spearhead Class Expeditionary Fast Transport Ship USNS CARSON CITY T-EPF 7 passed by on her way to Sudan, the first US Navy ship to visit Port Sudan since the founding of U.S. Africa Command […]

MBL News – WORLD EXPLORER Maiden Call at Malta – September 2020

On Thursday 10th September, 2020 the 2017 built expedition cruise ship WORLD EXPLORER entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call at 1438 hrs for first fly-cruise embarkation operation in the Mediterranean sea. She was built in Portugal by West Sea Estaleiros Navals LDA as yard number CO 10 and entered service in 2019 with […]

MBL News – Paul Allen research ship PETREL at Malta – 20.03.2017

On Monday 20th March 2017 around 0814 hrs the 76.45 metre research vessel PETREL owned by the estate of the Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen entered Valletta, Malta. The ship is named after the sea bird petrel. In 2016, Allen purchased the offshore vessel formerly named SEVEN PETREL from Subsea 7, a subsea engineering, construction and services company. In 2017, the ship […]

Passer By – USNS CARSON CITY T-EPF 7 – 12.10.2019

On Saturday 12th October, 2019 at 0838 hrs the Spearhead Class Expeditionary Fast Transport USNS CARSON CITY T-EPF 7 passed 46 nautical miles offshore Malta. Formerly COURAGEOUS JHSV-7, in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) she is the second ship in naval service named after Carson City, Nevada. She was built by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama and […]

SILVER CLOUD leaving Malta after conversion – 27.10.2017. The 1994 built BHS flag cruise liner SILVER CLOUD left Valletta, Malta bound to Las Palmas after she was converted to an ice class expedition ship . She entered Valletta bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd Dock 4 stern first during the last week of August 2017 […]