Former Military – TREVOSE

A prototype General Service Launch built in UK for the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineeers of the British Army is still trading with her original name – TREVOSE. She was built in 1964 by Thornycroft, Southampton with 74 tons Displacement as a General Service Launch for the War Department Fleet, performing duties with the Royal […]

Former Military – CORMORANO II

One of the former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Equity Class Patrol Craft was spotted on her hull hard at Mazara Del Vallo, Sicily back to 10th April, 2014 now called as CORMORANO II. She was built in 1970 at New Orleans, USA by Equitable Construction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as NOAA 1256 […]

Dredging – Jan De Nul Vessels at Malta – Week 10 of 2020.

Jan De Nul Group is a family owned company that provides services relating to the construction and maintenance of maritime infrastructure on an international basis. Its main focus is dredging including other forms of marine engineering. Jan De Nul Group is the owner of the world’s most modern and most diverse dredging fleet. On Friday 6th March 2020 […]

Research – ODIN FINDER leaving Valletta to survey area – 31.12.2019

On Tuesday 31st December, 2019 at 1621 hrs the 1970 built ITA flag and owned research ship ODIN FINDER left Valletta, Malta from MMH Facilities bound to survey area mainly at Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa. She was built in Norway by Storviks Mekaniske Verksted in Kristiansund as the fishing vessel VADSOGUTT with fishing matricola as F-196-VS until […]

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 […]

Navy Ships – Aviation Training Ship RFA ARGUS A 135

RFA ARGUS A 135 is a ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary operated by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) under the Blue Ensign. Formerly the Italian built container ship CONTENDER BEZANT ( 28 November 1980 launched by Cantieri Navali Breda S.A, Marghera Yard, Venice as Yard Nr: 293 named CONTENDER BEZANT for Contender 2 Ltd (Sea Containers Ltd, Managers) Hamilton, Bermuda. The […]

Livestock Ships – ATLANTIC M originally car carrier AUTOTRANSPORTER.

The Livestock Carrier ATLANTIC M built in Japan by Tsuneishi Shipbuilding at Fukuyama in 1983 as the United European Car Carriers (UECC) vehicle carrier AUTOTRANSPORTER is one of the current livestock carriers sailing around the world. The vehicle carrier AUTOTRANSPORTER which traded till November 2009 was renamed as AL MAHMOUD ORIENT and converted into a […]

Fishing Vessels – Libyan purse seiner ALNOGOM ALMODIAA 1

One of the oldest Libyan fishing vessels at Malta is the 1979 built ALNOGOM ALMODIAA 1. She was built in the Netherlands by Scheepswerft Hakvoort at Monnickendam as the Irish EILEAN CROINE registered in Dublin with IMO number 7816771 and 297 GRT. She was brought to Malta in December 2006 as CROINE S-238 with another […]