Vehicles Carrier – NIVIN

On Friday 26th February, 2021 the 1983 built vehicle carrier NIVIN called at Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time in 2021 since she’s been calling since 2018. She entered harbour assisted by tug SEA SALVOR at 0646 hrs coming from Khoms, Libya. She was built in Spain by Construcciones Navales Freire at Vigo as […]

Local Shipping – Hull 105 (Sheerlegs).

The only floating sheerleg in the Maltese Islands and non self propelled one is the Hull 105 currently operated by Bezzina Maritime Services. Fixed shear legs are most commonly found on floating cranes known as floating sheerlegs. These have heavy A-frame booms and vary in lifting capacity between 50 and 4,000 tons, and are used principally […]

Towage – HOROZ towing SCHIEDAM – 20.01.2020

A year after she was spotted the first time approaching Grand Harbour (Towing VON PERLE on 20.01.2019) the 1978 built tugboat HOROZ was seen towing the 72.96 m long floating sheerlegs SCHIEDAM on Monday 20th January, 2020. SCHIEDAM was built in 1971 in Germany by HDW Kiel originally Bugsier ROLAND. She’s 72.96 m long with 24.00 […]

Ship of The Week – TAKLIFT 1

One of the few vessels that called at Valletta, Malta was the 800 ton lifting capacity floating sheerleg TAKLIFT 1 owned by Smit Internationale, Netherlands. She was built in the Netherlands by Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij as yard no 328 in Rotterdam in 1969 and was homeported at Rotterdam flying the dutch (NLD) flag. Sheerlegs are […]