Yachting – 118years old yacht KALIZMA seen again at Malta – 18.06.2024

A 1906 built classic yacht that once was owned by the Hollywood actors Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, KALIZMA was seen at Malta passing the breakwaters  at Valletta at 1529 hrs on Tuesday 18th June, 2024 with her last port of call was Bijela, Montenegro. She was built by Ramage & Ferguson, Leith, Scotland as a […]

Palumbo Superyachts – 33.8m yacht EVERGREEN at PSY – April- May 2024

The Italian Built 33.8 metres motor yacht EVERGREEN was spotted on her hull hard at Palumbo Superyachts Facilities (PSY during April, 2024. Early afternoon of Monday 7th May preparations were done to lift the yacht from her hard back to the sea by using the 420 ts travelift that features eight groups of lift belt […]

Yacht Transport – FWN Sun discharging Bali sailing catamaran at Malta – 07.05.2024

The 2016 German built Ecobox Multi-Purpose Vessel FWN SUN called to Valletta, Malta in the morning of Monday 7th May, 2024. More images can be found here – https://maltashipphotos.com/photo/fwn-sun-07-05-2024/ On Completion of berthing ,preparations started to discharge the 13.50 m Bali 4.4 Sailing Catamaran VERANO AZUL II homeported at Cowes, Isle of Wight (GBR Flag). […]

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 […]

Navy News – USS Hershel Woody Williams ESB-4 runs softly aground – 09.05.2024

The only US Navy ship assigned to U.S. Africa Command, the expeditionary sea base USS HERSHEL WOODY WILLIAMS ESB-4 grounded off the western coast of Africa on Thursday 9th May around 1300 hrs (GMT) , shortly after leaving Libreville, Gabon. The ship broke free around 1700 hrs on Thursday at high tide, said Lt. Cmdr. […]

BFT Season 2024 – French & Libyan Purse Seiners at Malta – 18-21.04.2024

The eastern bluefin (BFT) migration has supported valuable fisheries in the Mediterranean since antiquity. Initially based on hand lines and beach seines, these fisheries were dominated after the 16th century by tuna cages placed in the path of migrating tuna. After the expansion of purse seines and longlines in the Atlantic (in the 1950s) and […]

Tall Ships – BELEM arrived at Greece to carry Olympic Flame – 22.04.2024

The Historic 1896 launched barque BELEM arrived this afternoon at Greece to transport the Olympic Flame for the Paris 2024 Games. The Flame has always been transported by plane, it has never arrived by boat, so this is something that is happening for the first time of which the flame will be handed over on […]

Maiden Call – UT 745 design supply ship SAR MARINER at Malta – February, 2024.

The first British ordered  supply vessel to be built to DNV’s new environmental class was the UT 745 design offshore supply vessel NORTH MARINER nicknamed as a class of her own.  Designed and built at Simek AS, Flekkefjord in Norway for Gulf Offshore NS Ltd, Scotland. Her ship class was Det Norske Veritas’ main class […]