Opinion – Reporting Shipping Matters is a Big Joke

Looking at certain ship photos caption it’s either you laugh or you cry. Most of the funniest shipping terms comes from the Media but when you see certain photographers that are involved in shipping photography you will say – Are you Serious ?? 🙂 COURTESY FLAG – A nation’s courtesy flag should be flown by all […]

Yacht Transport – Symphony Star discharging Sunseeker yacht at Malta – 22.04.2023

The 2015 German built Ecobox Multi-Purpose Vessel SYMPHONY STAR called to Valletta, Malta on the late morning of Saturday 22nd April, 2023. More images can be found here –  https://maltashipphotos.com/photo/symphony-star-22-04-2023/ On Completion of berthing including tug assistance from tug SEA SALVOR, preparations started to discharge the Sunseeker 100 Yacht More images can be found here […]

Tall Ships – Jubilee Sailing Trust Ceased Operations – December 2023

The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST), based in Southampton, UK is a sail training charity registered with the Charity Commission. Founded in 1978 with money from the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II fund by Christopher Rudd, a keen sailor, its aims were to integrate both able-bodied and disabled persons through Tall Ship sailing. Unfortunately, this month it was […]

Yachting – 1994 built superyacht MY LADY at Malta – 07.12.2023

One of the Dutch built yachts currently active worldwide is the 29 years old lady MY LADY. She was built in 1994 by Scheepswerf Hakvoort at Monnickendam, Netherlands  originally as BOLD BUCCLEUGH but was renamed LADY MARINA for Sergio Mantegazza who is the successful owner of the widely recognized travel group, Group Voyagers, and the […]

Opinion – Terms in Shipping at Malta – 25.11.2023

Looking at certain ship photos caption it’s either you laugh or you cry. Most of the funniest shipping terms comes from the Media but when you see certain photographers that are involved in shipping photography you will say – Are you Serious ?? 🙂 CHARTERING is the term used to name the renting of a […]

Former Military – Yacht PLAN B at Malta

One of the former naval vessels that was given a second life, converted as the luxury yacht PLAN B is the former Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Hydrographic Ship HMAS FLINDERS A 312. She was built by HMA Naval Dockyard at Williamstown, Victoria, Australia. HMAS FLINDERS  was commissioned into the RAN in 1973, and was used […]

Yachting – 2010 built motor yacht OCEAN PEARL at Malta

The 41 m masterpiece yacht OCEAN PEARL from the innovative design minds at Foster &  Partners, was at the Maltese Islands twice since she was built. Built in 2010 by Rodriquez Yachts, Italy with GRP Hull she offers guest accommodation for up to 12 guests with a layout comprising a master suite, two double cabins […]