Tanker News – Waste Oils Collected From Malta – August 2023

On Thursday 24th August the 20 year old lady ECOSTAR homeported at Gibraltar (GIB) entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0714 hrs coming from Greece. Her purpose of call was to collect around 4,000 tons of Waste Oil from Falzon Bunkering at the Tank Cleaning Farm (TCF) Facilities at Ricasoli, Malta. She was built in Turkey […]

Maiden Call – Former NS MOSVIK now named as ERA at Malta – 23.06.2023

The German built 82 metre general cargo ship ERA made her maiden call at Malta on Friday 23rd June, 2023 where she passed breakwaters at 2226 hrs coming from Thisvi Port, Greece at the Aegean Sea. We have seen her at Malta since 2021 as the Panama flag (PAN) cargo ship NS MOSVIK and is […]

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Death toll rises to 500 souls offshore Greece – 17.06.2023

More than 500 illegal immigrants from Syria are presumed to have drowned after their fishing vessel involved in the clandestine journey sank  in the Aegean Sea offshore Greece earlier this week. 104 survivors were rescued from the sea and 78 bodies were recovered, but have not located any more since late Wednesday, local time. The […]

Passer By – Ropax BLUE STAR 1 – 04.06.2023

On Sunday 4th June, 2023 at 0009 hrs the 2000 built ropax BLUE STAR 1 was seen passing 28.8 nautical miles off Mgarr Harbour, Gozo while underway to home at Greece after she finished her charter with Irish Ferries and left Rosslare Harbour, Ireland 4 days ago last Wednesday 31st May. She was built by […]

Cruise Liner – CORINTHIAN

One of the famous (Batch 1) Renaissance cruise liners still around the world in the cruise line industry is the 1990 built MLT flag CORINTHIAN. She was launched in 1990, built by Cantiere Navale Ferrari-Signani in La Spezia, Italy and was operated by Renaissance Cruises  as the RENAISSANCE IV. Above image is of RENAISSANCE FOUR […]

Cargo News – GULF RAIN at Malta in 2023

One of the Slovakian built ships trading around is the 1993 built general cargo ship GULF RAIN homeported at Bassetere , St.Kitts and Nevis (KNA). She was built at Slovenske Lodenice a.s at Komarno in Slovakia as yard number 2919 as USEDOM trading until October 1993, SEAPROGRESS until September 1997 and POSEN trading for the […]

Delivery – Monohull SUPERRUNNER JET II – 12.04.2023

The second high speed craft calling at Malta within few days during her delivery voyage and maiden call was the 1999 built 112.5 metres monohull SUPERRUNNERJET II homeported at Limassol (CYP Flag). She was built in France by Alstom Leroux Naval with yard number 822 as GOTLAND for Gotland Rederi AB, Sweden trading until 2003 where […]

Broken Up – Tug CHRISTOS XXII – 2021

The 1972 built single hull oceangoing salvage tug CHRISTOS XXII was broken up at Aliaga, Turkey during December 2021. She was built at H.H. Bodewes at Millingen in the Netherlands as yard number 702 named as SMIT ENTERPRISE for Smit International (Antilles) BV with 43.53 metres length overall (loa) and a beam of 10.62 metres […]

Maiden Call – Cruise Liner RESILIENT LADY – 03.12.2022

On Saturday 3rd December, 2022 the 2021 built cruise liner RESILIENT LADY called at Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call and the first liner from Virgin Voyages passing breakwaters at 0715 hrs and berthing at Pinto 1 and 2 wharves, at the Valletta Cruise Port. She’s the third ship in Virgin Voyages Fleet and […]