Icebreaker – German Research Icebreaker POLARSTERN

One of the German Government Ships is the 1982 built German research icebreaker POLARSTERN (meaning Pole Star) of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven, Germany. She was built by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) in Kiel and Nobiskrug in Rendsburg as yard 707 with keel laid down on 22nd September 1981, launched on 6th January, […]

Tugboats – FAIRPLAY 21

One of the Spanish built tugs trading in the German Towage Industry is the 1997 built tug FAIRPLAY 21 which has identical sisters – FAIRPLAY 22, 23 and 24. She was built by Naveles Santodomingo to a design from Aarts Marine BV for the German Towage Company – Fairplay Towage of which invested 19million in […]

Passer By – AHT Centaurus towing Oil Rig – 23.08.2023

The 2009 built anchor handling tug CENTAURUS towing a semi submersible drilling rig (ssdr) from the Atlantic Ocean towards Aliaga, Turkey passed by Malta on her way to the breakers. She was built in Germany under the same name by Mutzelfeldtwerft Nord at Cuxhaven for the German owners Harms Salvage, Transport and Heavylift GmbH & […]

Aerial Photography – MPP ship MARTINA loaded – 03.08.2023

One of the Multi Purpose (MPP) Ships trading worldwide, the 109 metres vessel MARTINA,  was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS (MSPAP) last Thursday 3rd August, 2023 She was leaving within territorial waters (wtw) after she uplifted bunkers at OPL Malta of which she was photographed offshore Gozo on a beautiful hot sunny […]

Casualties – OceanGate submersible TITAN – June 2023

The RMS TITANIC bound submersible that went missing on Sunday 18th June, 2023 with five souls on board suffered a catastrophic implosion killing everyone on board, US Coast Guard Rear Adm. John Mauger said on Thursday 22nd. A remotely operated vehicle found the tail cone of the Titan about 1,600 feet away from the bow […]

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY – Fairplay 33 towing Hull 890 – 30.12.2019

One of the towages that are bound to Norway from Romania was the towage of Cruise Liner HULL 890 towed by the anchor handling tug FAIRPLAY 33 and it was photographed from the air by Malta Ship Photos in the Mediterranean Sea . HULL 890 is one of the VARD 6 08 type new expedition […]

Tankers – Chemical/Oil Product Tanker NORIENT SATURN

The Romanian built chemical/oil product tanker NORIENT SATURN had a scheduled port of call at Grand Harbour, Malta last 14th February, 2023 of which she berthed at Laboratory Wharf.                                           She was built at Santierul […]

Casualties – Container Ship CMA DJAKARTA on fire – July 1999.

On the night of Monday 12th July, 1999 the 1998 built 2,102 TEU containership CMA DJAKARTA caught fire off Crete following an explosion. The vessel, owned by Gebr Winter of Hamburg, was on long-term charter to Compagnie Maritime d’Affretement (CMA), Marseilles from 9th April, 1999. She was deployed on CMA’s North Europe/Japan/China service, NCJ-TPX U.S. […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker AS LATVIA – May 2011

One of the German owned tankers, the 2001 built 182 metre chemical tanker AS LATVIA used to call for repairs at Palumbo Malta Shipyard. She was last seen during May 2011 berthed at Parlatorio Wharf. She called at Malta Shipyards back to 1st June, 2009, two months after she was acquired and renamed from NORDSCOT […]

Yachting – Converted Superyacht ARCTIC P at Malta – August 2019

One of the most beautiful converted superyachts in the world the 88 m long ARCTIC P currently is cruising around the Maltese Islands. She was built in 1970 as an ocean going salvage tug ARCTIC owned by German Tug company Bugsier GmbH & Co Kg (still in existence). She was built in Germany by Schichau […]