Yacht Transport – Fagelgracht once again at Malta – 21.11.2023

On Tuesday 21st November the 2011 built multi purpose carrier cargo ship FAGELGRACHT was seen again at Malta during Yacht Transport Operations. First time to see her at Malta was back to 3 years ago, during the month of November too and berthed at Magazine Wharf as per below image. Sailing Yachts TIPSY GYPSY and […]

Tugboat News – Ocean Going Tug SA AMANDLA to retire in Q4 of 2023

Having delivered nearly five decades of service to the regional and international maritime industry since she was built in Durban in 1976 the iconic ocean-going Emergency Towing Vessel SA AMANDLA is to be retired for recycling. Almost 48 years old, she was brought into service as the JOHN ROSS built by Elgin Brown & Hamer […]

Maiden Call – Frijsenborg – 05.10.2022

One of the famous Visentini built ro/ro’s around, FRIJSENBORG, entered Grand Harbour, Malta on  Wednesday 5th October while she was on charter with Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV). She was built in 2016 at Cantiere Navale Visentini Srl at Porto Viro, Italy with yard number 231 as FRIJSENBORG ordered from Levantina Trasporti Srl. In April 2016 […]

Fishing Vessels – Greek trawler KAPETAN GIANNOS III

One of the very few Greek trawler seen in the Maltese Islands was the 1973 built trawler KAPETAN GIANNOS III that was seen during Blue Fin Tuna (BFT) Season 2007. She was built in France with 20 metres length and 6.30 metres beam with 3.05 metres as draught. Her GRT was 20 tons while her […]

Tankers – Bitumen Tanker ASFALTAR

One of the Bitumen Tankers that used to call at Grand Harbour, Malta was the 1969 built lady ASFALTAR. She was built in Germany by Werft Nobiskrug GmbH at Rendsburg as yard no 655 with Ice Strengthened bow as the TARJO trading until 1972; PELLWORM for few months and as ASFALTIERA with the Italian Company […]

Tankers – Chemical/Oil Product Tanker BAUCI

One of the frequent tankers around the world in Maltese waters is the 2002 built chemical/oil products tanker BAUCI. She was built in South Korea by STX Shipbuilding Co Ltd at Seoul and when tankers used to transfer fuel oil for Enemalta from Grand Harbour, Malta towards Marsaxlokk Harbour or vice versa, she used to […]

Local Shipping – Bunkering Tanker VANNA (1980 built)

One of the Go Fuels tanker that was used for bunkering purposes was the 1980 built VANNA. She was built in Germany by Busumer Schiffsweerft at Busum as the chemical/oil products tanker HELGA ESSBERGER built for John T. Essberger,  the pioneer of purpose-built parcel tankers and today is one of Europe’s leading operators of such tankers, […]

Local Shipping – Fishing Vessel AQUARIUS

One of the Dutch built fishing vessels that used to be owned by a Maltese owned company was the 1972 built Beam Trawler AQUARIUS. Built by W. Visser & Zoon N.V. Werf De Lastdrager in Den Helder, Netherlands as yard number 68 launched as GUSTA EN JENNY trading until 1974; LAURENS ELISABETH trading until 1984 […]

Ferry Service – Grandi Navi Veloci calling to Malta with different ships – 17.05.2021 to 07.07.2021

Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) started a connection of ferry service linking Malta with Palermo with first ship calling on Saturday 16th January, 2021 – Read our article – https://maltashipnews.com/2021/03/15/ferry-service-grandi-navi-veloci-calling-to-malta-with-different-ships-16-01-2021-to-15-03-2021/ On Monday 17th May the 1999 German built and owned ro/ro ELISABETH RUSS called at Grand Harbour, Malta berthing at Flagstone Wharf. Also called on Monday 31st May. On […]

Fishing – Fishing Vessels Movements from 14.05 – 21.05.2021.

Maltese aquaculture produce is almost entirely exported to European and Asian markets. Over 65 percent of annual landings originates from the tuna and dolphin fish fisheries, which contribute about 56 percent in value terms (about US$ 6 million). Blue Fin Tuna (BFT) Season is on the way too. Here are some of Week 19/20 interesting movements – […]