Maiden Call – Cable Layer CS RECORDER at Malta – 04.01.2024

Within a space of 3 hours, the second maiden call at Grand Harbour, Malta happened with the 2000 built cable layer CS RECORDER that passed breakwaters at 1014 hrs coming from Civitavecchia, Italy. She was built at the German Shipyard – Ps Werften Stralsund as MAERSK RECORDER with yard number 430,  one of the famous […]

Maiden Call – BOKA FALCON at Valletta, Malta – 02.11.2022

One of the subsea construction support vessels owned by the leading global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors – Boskalis, BOKA FALCON called at Grand Harbour, Malta last November, 2022 during her maiden call with the current name. She was built in 2011 by Drydock World in Singapore for […]

Yachting – Converted cruise ship DREAM again at Malta – June 2023

After nearly 5 years, the megayacht DREAM was again at Grand Harbour, Malta of which she entered on Sunday 18th June,2023. She was built in 1997  by Halic Shipyard at Istanbul, Turkey for the Turkish Maritime Lines with yard number 303 trading as TDI KARADENIZ until May 2005 of which we use to see her […]

Conservation Ships – RAINBOW WARRIOR (III) at Malta – April 2022

On Friday 8th April, 2022 the 2011 built sailing ship RAINBOW WARRIOR (III) passed breakwaters at 1319 hrs coming from Heraklion Greece. Rainbow Warrior (III) is owned by the environmental activist group Greenpeace International. She’s the first purpose built ship since here predecessors RAINBOW WARRIOR (I) and RAINBOW WARRIOR (II) were converted ships. A $32m (€23m) […]

State Visit – Pope Francis at Gozo – 02.04.2022

Malta welcomed His Holiness Pope Francis during his Apostolic visit to the country from Saturday 2nd April to Sunday 3rd April of which on Saturday 2nd April he visited the sister island of Gozo. The island of Gozo was wearing Holy Week dress and Vatican City Flags mounted on road roundabouts, balconies, roof flagpoles etc […]

Broken Up – Greenpeace Ship ESPERANZA – 21.02.2002

After 2 decades the Greenpeace ship ESPERANZA has arrived at the port of Gijon, in Spain on Saturday 12th February, 2002 for recycling procedures by DDR Vessels XXI, one of the 2 companies specialised in ship recycling authorised by the EU. She was built in Poland by Stocznia Polnocna at Gdansk as yard number B98/04 […]

Delivery – 96 metre High Speed Craft INCAT 050 at Malta – July 2008

On Friday 11th July,2008 afternoon the 96 metre High Speed Craft INCAT 050 entered Grand Harbour, Malta after finishing her charter to the United States Navy as JOINT VENTURE HSV-XI.  INCAT 050 was one of six 96 metre (WPC 96) catamarans built by Incat, Australia in 1998. Under the name DEVIL CAT, she operated for a […]

Breaking Up -1999 built Seismic Vessel WESTERN TRIDENT – June 2021

Shearwater GeoServices completed the sale of the seismic vessel WESTERN TRIDENT for recycling as part of the company’s fleet renewal strategy in early June, 2021. She was built in Norway by Ulstein Verft AS at Ulsteinvik in 1999 with Yard no 241 for Western Geophysical a division of Baker Hughes, USA to the design of […]

Malta Naval Visits – ESPS PRINCIPE DE ASTURIAS R 11 – 16 to 17.03.2021

The only Spanish Navy (Armada Espanola) Aircraft Carrier that visited Malta so far is ESPS PRINCIPE DE ASTURIAS R 11. She entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Friday 16th March, 2007 around 0835 hrs piloted with the late harbour pilot Austin Vella. She was assisted by Tug Malta twin screw tugs FELICA and MARI. She berthed […]