CMA CGM News – SEA REWARD Loyalty Program is now available Worldwide – May 2024

On March 13th, 2024, CMA CGM Group announced the launch of SEA REWARD powered by SpotOn, an innovative loyalty program designed to redefine customer experience in the shipping industry of which we issued an article too – https://maltashipphotos.com/cma-cgm-news-launching-of-sea-reward-program-on-13th-march-2024/ SEA REWARD program completes its global deployment in North America, Latin America and North and West Africa. Today, […]

BFT Season 2024 – French & Libyan Purse Seiners at Malta – 18-21.04.2024

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 […]

Tall Ships – BELEM arrived at Greece to carry Olympic Flame – 22.04.2024

The Historic 1896 launched barque BELEM arrived this afternoon at Greece to transport the Olympic Flame for the Paris 2024 Games. The Flame has always been transported by plane, it has never arrived by boat, so this is something that is happening for the first time of which the flame will be handed over on […]

Towage – Tug CHRISTOS LV towing Pipe Layer SEMINOLE at Malta – 28/29.03.2024

On Thursday 28th March, 2024 the 2007 built tug CHRISTOS LV towing the 135m long pipe layer SEMINOLE was seen approaching within territorial waters (wtw) bound to Bunkering Area 1 for uplifting bunkers and crew change at 2338 hrs. CHRISTOS LV is not a new face in Malta though she never called under Greek ownership. […]

Broken Up – Cable Ship RAYMOND CROZE – 28.12.2023

During Q 4 of 2023, the French built and French owned cable layer RAYMOND CROZE was sold to Shipbreakers at Aliaga, Turkey and was beached on Thursday 28th December, 2023. She was built by Soc Nouvelle des Ateliers et Chantiers de La Rochelle-Pallice – La Rochelle, France with yard no 1235 in 1983 with 107.02 […]

Naval News – FS SUFFREN D 602 last voyage to the breakers – 04.10.2023

20 years after she was decommissioned from Marine Nationale (French Navy) the 1967 commissioned Suffren Class Frigate FS SUFFREN D 602 left Toulon, France for the last time on Wednesday 4th October bound to Societes Cardem Breakers at Bordeaux. She was designed to protect a fleet against air threats, surface ships, submarines, and, to a […]

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 […]

Delivery – Monohull SUPERRUNNER JET II – 12.04.2023

The second high speed craft calling at Malta within few days during her delivery voyage and maiden call was the 1999 built 112.5 metres monohull SUPERRUNNERJET II homeported at Limassol (CYP Flag). She was built in France by Alstom Leroux Naval with yard number 822 as GOTLAND for Gotland Rederi AB, Sweden trading until 2003 where […]