Bunkering – Vehicle Carrier AL SALMY 5 at Malta – Nov 2021

On Thursday 18th November the 1984 built Vehicle carrier vessel AL SALMY 5 was spotted at Bunkering Area 1 uplifting bunkers with bunkering tanker BAWA-1. She’s the former NEPTUNE OLYMPIC which used to come at Grand Harbour, Malta owned by Neptune Lines, Greece. She was bought by Salam El Makrani Cargo Co (SAMC) based in […]

Bunkering – Standby Safety Vessel BLUE SHARK at Malta – 01.11.2021

On Monday 1st November, 2021 the 1979 built standby safety vessel BLUE SHARK entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 1608 hrs for uplifting bunkers since that she couldn’t receive bunkers within territorial waters (wtw) due to high swell cause of weather conditions. She left Esbjerg, Danmark last Saturday 9th October where she was laid up for […]

Bunkering – Offshore Convoy at Malta – 19.10.2021.

On Tuesday 19th October, 2021 the convoy of the 1984 built offshore tug/supply ship ARTEMIS together with the 2008 built cable layer ATALANTI though both entered separate with different harbour pilot aboard. First to enter was the ARTEMIS at 1046 hrs berthing starboard side alongside Pinto 4 Wharf. This was her second call this year […]

Local Shipping – Bunkering Tanker VANNA (1980 built)

One of the Go Fuels tanker that was used for bunkering purposes was the 1980 built VANNA. She was built in Germany by Busumer Schiffsweerft at Busum as the chemical/oil products tanker HELGA ESSBERGER built for John T. Essberger,  the pioneer of purpose-built parcel tankers and today is one of Europe’s leading operators of such tankers, […]

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 […]

Bunkering – Vehicle Carrier GLOVIS SPIRIT – 10/11.12.2020

On Thursday 10th December, 2020 the 2013 built PCTC GLOVIS SPIRIT entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 2243 hrs coming from Wilmington, USA for bunkering operations. She berthed at Magazine Wharf to be bunkered by the Go Fuels tanker LEYONA. She was built in South Korea by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co Ltd at Samho in […]

Cruise Liner News – FTI Cruises Ceases Operations – 27.07.2020

FTI Cruises the German Cruise branch of Bavarian travel company FTI Group which operates the single ship BERLIN has ceased operations. FTI Cruises, along with Fly.de, Touristic 24 and LAL Sprachreisen are all set to be discontinued by the end of the 2019/20 financial year. FTI will “emerge from the crisis stronger than before, despite the […]

Towage – SISKIN towing DANA 1 – 06.08.2019

On Tuesday 6th August, 2019 the Dutch tug SISKIN was seen towing the Multipurpose Spud Pontoon AL DANA 1 for a bunkering stop at Bunkering Area 3 supplied by bunkering tanker VANNA of which left Valletta at 1103 hrs and alongside the tug at 1400 hrs and later in the afternoon a crew change by […]

Bunkering – Tugboat LUCAYA – 19.05.2020

On Tuesday 19th May, 2020 the 1991 built tugboat LUCAYA called for bunkers coming from Casablanca, Morocco on her way to Chornomorsk, Ukraine with ETA on Saturday 30th May. She was built in Japan by Hanasaki Zosensho KK at Yokosuka as yard no 225 and owned/operated for Daito Unyu KK (Daito Transportation Co.Ltd.) in Tokyo […]