330 metre VLCC HELLAS FOS at Malta – Aerial Photography – October 2022

The 2022 built GRC flag and owned very large crude carrier (VLCC) HELLAS FOS that was built in South Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) as hull no 3270 was photographed from on the air on 2 occasions by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS in Central Mediterranean. Interesting to see the name as HELLAS FOS again on […]

Breaking Up – Cruise Liner MARELLA CELEBRATION as MARE – September 2022

One of the French built liners, the 1984 built liner MARELLA CELEBRATION left Eleusis, Greece on 14th September, 2022 as MARE bound to Aliaga, Turkey for breakers towed by the 2008 built tug VERNICOS SIFNOS. Berthed at Valletta Cruise Port back to 21st August, 2018. She was built in 1984 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France […]

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 […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner MSC PREZIOSA from 10.08 to 09.09.2021

The former late Muammar Gaddafi owned cruise liner MSC PREZIOSA entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Tuesday 10th August, 2021 at 0813 hrs coming from Naples, Italy bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard berthing starboard side alongside Parlatorio Wharf. On 1st July, 2008 she was ordered with her keel laid on 5th December 2008 at the STX […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner MSC DIVINA 07.05.2021 – 07.06.2021

Another MSC Crociere cruise liner seen in the second quarter of 2021 was the 2012 built MSC DIVINA. She entered Grand Harbour on Friday 7th May at 1324 hrs coming from Civitavecchia, Italy berthing starboard side alongside at Parlatorio Wharf. MSC DIVINA is the third ship of the four Fantasia class – built in 2012 by […]

Haifa Port – May 2021 Movements

The Port of Haifa  is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner MSC MUSICA 08.05.2021 – 27.05.2021

Another MSC Crociere liner that was seen twice in 2021 at Palumbo Malta Shipyards (Leaving on 9th April and 6th May) once again the 15 year old lady MSC MUSICA entered Grand Harbour on 8th May at 0707hrs this time for drydocking inside Dock 6. MSC MUSICA is the leading ship of her class – built […]

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 – […]

Casualties – Indonesian Navy Submarine sunk with all 53 souls – April 2021.

Debris believed to be from the missing Indonesian navy submarine KRI NANGGALA 402 has been found, Indonesian Navy Chief of Staff Yudo Margono told a news conference on Saturday 24th April, 2021. Six pieces of debris believed to be from the submarine, which was lost in the Bali Sea on Wednesday, were presented to journalists.The latest update […]