BFT Season 2023 – 2021 built French OPV for Fisheries Patrol

The eastern bluefin (BFT) migration has supported valuable fisheries in the Mediterranean since antiquity. Initially based on hand lines and beach seines, these fisheries were dominated after the 16th century by tuna cages placed in the path of migrating tuna. After the expansion of purse seines and longlines in the Atlantic (in the 1950s) and […]


On Saturday 27th June 2015 the 1979 built LNG gas carrier BACHIR CHIHANI being towed was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 40 miles offshore Malta. On Tuesday 23rd June, 2015 the Algerian flag and owned gas carrier was reported adrift off Lesvos Island, Greece in the Aegean Sea after an engine […]

Former Military – ALESUND – 2019/2020

During November 1995, the Norwegian Coast Guard ordered 2 purpose built chartered Fishery Protection Vessels of which the Norwegian built ALESUND was one of them and chartered from Remøy Shipping of which she entered service in April 1996 as KV ALESUND W 312. During April 2019 she was laid up in Herøy, Norway and on […]

Research/Survey Vessel – MED SURVEYOR.

One of the frequent vessels that call at Haifa, Israel is the 1968 built Cook Islands flag MED SURVEYOR. She was built in the USA by New England Shipbuilding at South Portland as the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration) R 445 fishery patrol vessel DELAWARE II. In August 2013 she was sold and renamed […]

Offshore News – EAS working in West Africa – November 2019.

The 1975 built offshore tug/supply ship EAS called at Valletta, Malta from Friday 8 th to Wednesday 13 th November for bunkers and stores and even with sheltering from rough weather on her way to Mauretania, West Africa from Limassol, Cyprus. She was built in Germany at Husumer Dock & Repairs at Husum as the […]

FISHERIES – EPCA Vessel LUNDY SENTINEL   at Malta – 27.03.2018. The 2015 built British flagged (GBR) Multi-Role Support Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV) LUNDY SENTINEL entered Valletta (Grand Harbour), Malta on Tuesday 27th March, 2018 for a bunker call at the Valletta Cruise Port Pinto 3 Wharf arriving from Toulon, France while on passage […]

Ships at Haifa, Israel in Week 47 of 2017. The following movements are covered by a friend at Haifa, Israel – Sunday 19th November, 2017. The 1991 built BHS flag cruise liner AMADEA left port in the evening after 2 days visit. Tuesday 21st November, 2017. The 2016 built ISR flag and owned tugboat DANCHOR VI berthed at […]