Ferry – 2009 built ropax GNV SEALAND seen again at Malta – May 2024

The Bari homeported ropax GNV SEALAND was seen again in 2024 for few calls replacing a chartered roro while she was drydocked on the route Palermo-Malta-Palermo. She was last here last year (2023) at Palumbo Malta Shipyard to install the scrubber system and drydocking. Below are images while she was berthed at Parlatorio Wharf. More […]

Towage News – Rimorchiatori Sardi preparing to be sold to MSC – May 2024

After the transfer of the two ropax SHARDEN and MOBY VINCI to MSC, which both ships had collisions with Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) ropax ships another department of the Moby group is preparing to leave for Geneva, in settlement of the loan of 315 million euros which allowed the Onorato family group to emerge from […]

Casualties – RoRo ship CAROLINE RUSS disabled for few minutes – 05.04.2024

On Friday 5th April, 2024 the German built and owned Roll On Roll Off (RoRo) ship CAROLINE RUSS reported to Valletta VTS at 1432 hrs that while she was underway to Valletta from Palermo with her scheduled port of call she had a main engine failure , approximately 4 miles off Fish Farm Area (AJD Tuna Ranch). […]

Maiden Call – Frijsenborg – 05.10.2022

One of the famous Visentini built ro/ro’s around, FRIJSENBORG, entered Grand Harbour, Malta on  Wednesday 5th October while she was on charter with Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV). She was built in 2016 at Cantiere Navale Visentini Srl at Porto Viro, Italy with yard number 231 as FRIJSENBORG ordered from Levantina Trasporti Srl. In April 2016 […]

Ferry Service – Grandi Navi Veloci calling to Malta with different ships – 17.05.2021 to 07.07.2021

Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) started a connection of ferry service linking Malta with Palermo with first ship calling on Saturday 16th January, 2021 – Read our article – https://maltashipnews.com/2021/03/15/ferry-service-grandi-navi-veloci-calling-to-malta-with-different-ships-16-01-2021-to-15-03-2021/ On Monday 17th May the 1999 German built and owned ro/ro ELISABETH RUSS called at Grand Harbour, Malta berthing at Flagstone Wharf. Also called on Monday 31st May. On […]

Ferry Service – Grandi Navi Veloci calling to Malta with different ships – 15.03.2021 to 14.05.2021

Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) started a connection of ferry service linking Malta with Palermo with first ship calling on Saturday 16th January, 2021 – Read our article – https://maltashipnews.com/2021/03/15/ferry-service-grandi-navi-veloci-calling-to-malta-with-different-ships-16-01-2021-to-15-03-2021/ On Monday 15th March the 2003 Italian built and owned ropax LA SUPREMA called at Grand Harbour, Malta berthing at DWQ 4.  On Friday 19th and Wednesday 24th March […]

Ferry – GNV AZZURRA

One of the GNV’s (Grandi Navi Veloci) ferries around is the 1981 built ropax GNV AZZURRA. In the late 70s the Swedish shipbuilding industry was suffering from a downturn, with little to no ships in order from Swedish shipyards. To help the industry the Swedish Prime Minister Ola Ullsten persuaded Rederi AB Gotland to order new ferries from Öresundsvarvet […]

Ferry Service – GNV CRISTAL at Malta – January 2021

The German built ropax GNV CRISTAL called again for the second time within a week entering Grand Harbour, Malta on Friday 29th January, 2021 at 1244 hrs coming from Palermo, Sicily. Originally her eta was at 1130 hrs but due to Malta Maritime Pilots meeting she had to adjust eta at 1230 hrs. She was […]

Ferry News – Grandi Navi Veloci linking Malta with Palermo – January 2021.

The Italian Shipping Company established in 1992 Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) started a connection of ferry service linking Malta with Palermo. On Saturday 16th January, 2021 at 1515 hrs the 1994 built ropax AF MARINA entered Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time coming from Palermo via Messina Straits. She was built by Cantieri Navali […]