Ferry Service – Grimaldi introduces new ferry – MALTA EXPRESS – July 1999

On Friday 2nd July 1999, Grimaldi Group of Naples inaugurated a new passenger and car ferry service between Malta, mainland Italy and Spain using the Grimaldi ropax MALTA EXPRESS. Inauguration took place at DWQ 4 in Valletta with Transport Minister Hon Censu Galea, Grimaldi Ferries Passenger Services Manager Mr. Hans Isler together with the local […]


On Monday 17th July 1988 the Maltese Company VIRTU FERRIES inaugurated a High Speed Passenger Service from Malta to Sicily chartering the 1988 Norwegian built and Norwegian flag and owned Surface Effect Ship (SES) VIRGIN BUTTERFLY. VIRGIN BUTTERFLY was built by Bygd av Brødrene Aa A/S, Hyen at Norway as Yard no 190 with 373 […]

Naval News – Indian Navy Inaugurates Naval Air Station – 24.01.2019

With an eye on China, the Indian Navy, on Thursday 24th January, commissioned a new airbase in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Aimed at expanding its footprint in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), the base – INS KOHASSA, was inaugurated by Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba in presence of top Navy commanders. “The close proximity […]

Latest Addition to Malta Maritime Pilots – Pilot Boat JULIET 1 – 30.11.2018

On Friday 30th November 2018 the Transport Minister Dr. Ian Borg inaugurated a new pilot boat JULIET 1 to the Malta Maritime Pilots. She was built by Safehaven Marine as JULIET (1 was added in Malta during November), the third pilot vessel to be supplied to Malta by Safehaven. She has an operational speed of 25 knots, powered […]