ConRo News – Grimaldi’s Hybrid RoRo ECO BARCELONA at Malta – 02.01.2024

The second ship from a class of twelve hybrid vessels of the innovative Grimaldi Green 5th Generation (GG5G) class the ECO BARCELONA entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call on Tuesday 2nd January, 2024 passing breakwaters at 0804 coming from Genoa, Italy. She’s replacing the 2011 built ropax EUROCARGO VENEZIA which at the moment is at […]

Casualties – 2 Dead firefighters in Grimaldi’s ship blaze at USA – 05.07.2023

2 firefighters were confirmed dead after the Grimaldi conro ship GRANDE COSTA D’AVORIO caught fire at the Port of Newark in New Jersey late Wednesday, 5th July, 2023. Firefighters were dispatched around 2130 hrs local time for a report of multiple vehicles on fire on board the 2011 Croatian built ship that arrived from Baltimore […]

Yacht Transport – PAUWGRACHT discharging 46 metre yacht – 07.03.2023

On Monday 6th March, the 2010 built Heavy Lift vessel PAUWGRACHT entered Grand Harbour, Malta on her maiden call to discharge the Feadship built yacht DAYBREAK. She was built in China by Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group at Shanghai as BELUGA PASSION trading for few months were she was renamed as BELUGA LONDON trading until 23rd […]

ConRo News – Grimaldi’s Hybrid RoRo ECO MALTA christened at Malta – 30.05.2022

The sixth ship from a class of twelve hybrid vessels of the innovative Grimaldi Green 5th Generation (GG5G) class the ECO MALTA was christened at Grand Harbour while she was berthed at Laboratory Wharf during her second voyage to Malta. She was delivered last March and the 3rd GG5G vessel seen in Valletta, first one ECO LIVORNO on […]

Casualties – 4th body recovered from Ropax EUROFERRY OLYMPIA update no 1 – 24.02.2022

On Thursday 24th February, 2022 rescue crews have recovered a fourth body from the ropax EUROFERRY OLYMPIA that caught fire while sailing from Igoumenitsa, Greece to Brindisi, Italy last Friday 18th February. The body was found in the ship third garage, Greek Authorities said, bringing the total number of unaccounted passengers to seven. Earlier authorities […]

Vehicle Carriers – ADIGE

One of the vehicle carriers owned by Grimaldi Lines was the 1976 built ADIGE. She was built in Japan by Honda Heavy Industries at Saiki as the general cargo ship BLUE PEGASUS with yard no 634 until a year later where she was converted into a car carrier and emerged as PEGASUS ACE trading until […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Ropax CRUISE BONARIA from 09.12 to 13.12.2021

The 21 year old lady CRUISE BONARIA called the third time in 2 years at Palumbo Malta Shipyard with this time entering Grand Harbour, Malta on Thursday 9th December at 1246 hrs coming from Livorno, Italy but she was anchored at Bunkering Area 3. There were several VHF Exchanges between Valletta VTS and the vessel’s […]

ConRo News – Grimaldi’s Hybrid RoRo ECO CATANIA at Malta – 26.07.2021

The Fifth ship from a class of twelve hybrid vessels of the innovative Grimaldi Green 5th Generation (GG5G) class the ECO CATANIA entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call on Monday 26th July berthing at Laboratory Wharf. At 1930 hrs she was ready to shift to Palumbo Malta Shipyard floating at Dock no 6 to minor […]