Tankers – Oil Product Tanker MERSEY SPIRIT

One of the Turkish built tankers trading around is the 1996 built 76.6 m long oil products tanker MERSEY SPIRIT. She’s a former Danish tanker from the Herning Shipping A/S  of which in Malta we still have one from 2 operating with a local shipping company. She was built at Rota Shipyard at Tuzla, Turkey […]

Maiden Call – KAMARINA at Malta – 04.01.2024

Another Rosetti Marino built vessel – KAMARINA entered Grand Harbour, Malta this morning Thursday 4th January, 2024 passing breakwaters at 0758 hrs coming from Turkey during her maiden call. Originally she arrived OPL Malta yesterday evening , anchoring at waiting area at 1930 hrs. KAMARINA was built by Rosetti Marino, Italy with yard number C99 […]

RoRo Vessels – Linea Messina ship JOLLY INDACO

One of the Soviet Union (USSR) built vessels that used to call at Malta was the 1989 built ro/ro vessel JOLLY INDACO owned by Linea Messina, Italy. She was built at Severnaya Verf Shipbuilding Yard at Saint Petersburg as yard number 843 as the Project 16071 ro/ro ship for Baltic Sea Shipping, USSR as S.KIROV […]

Cable Layer – ANTONIO MEUCCI in Malta for Submarine Cable Repairs – September 2023

On Friday 15th September, 2023 the Ports & Yachting Directorate of Transport Malta (Maritime Authority) issued a Local Notice to Mariners 171 of 2023 regarding repairs on Submarine Cable GO1 at St. Paul’s Bay. Being a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is located 80km south to Sicily, […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker VALTAMED from 26.09 to 09.10.2022

One of the Italian crude oil double hull tankers owned by Navigazione Montanari SpA, the 2004 built VALTAMED called at Palumbo Malta Shipyards for drydocking on Monday 26th September, 2022.                                    She was built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine […]

Tankers – MARIANGELA MONTANARI

The 1906 established Italian Shipping Company – Navigazione Montanari SpA  operating in the maritime transport sector, in particular of liquid and gaseous materials has been always a regular caller to Malta. Today we are featuring the 1963 built tanker MARIANGELA MONTANARI built by Cantiere Navale Felszegi, Muggia in Italy with yard number 72 following the […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Barge BENEDETTA from 15.07 to 11.08.2022

On Friday 15th July the 1974 built ITA flag and owned 40.70 m barge BENEDETTA towed by the 1992 built ITA flag and owned tug PAUL which is a familiar tug in our territorial waters arrived off Grand Harbour (OGH) to be handed over to local tugs for drydocking at Dock 4. BENEDETTA was built […]

Pipe Laying – CASTORONE at Sakarya Gas Field – July 2022

Sakarya gas field, which is operated by Turkish Petroleum, is claimed to be the largest discovery in the Black Sea. It is located within the 7,000km² block AR/TPO/KD/C26-C27-D26-D27 in the ultra-deep waters in the western Black Sea, approximately 175km offshore Eregli, Turkey. In November 2021 it was announced that the Italian oilfield services company Saipem […]