Casualties – Cruise Liner MSC ARMONIA fire aboard – 10.06.2024

On Monday 10th June, 2024, a fire broke out aboard the cruise liner MSC ARMONIA while she was manoeuvring to berth at the Venice Intermodal Terminal for a scheduled port of call visit. Around 0630 hrs flames and smoke were coming out from the laundry room of which at no time guests were in danger, […]

Maiden Call – Cruise Liner CARNIVAL LEGEND at Malta – 01.06.2024

The month of June started with another Cruise Liner Maiden Call – CARNIVAL LEGEND, one of 6 Spirit Class that were built in Finland by Kvaerner Masa-Yards at Helsinki. With yard number 501  she was launched on Monday 17th December, 2001, and christened by English actress and author Dame Judi Dench in Harwich, Essex, UK, on Wednesday 21st August, […]

CMA CGM News – SEA REWARD Loyalty Program is now available Worldwide – May 2024

On March 13th, 2024, CMA CGM Group announced the launch of SEA REWARD powered by SpotOn, an innovative loyalty program designed to redefine customer experience in the shipping industry of which we issued an article too – https://maltashipphotos.com/cma-cgm-news-launching-of-sea-reward-program-on-13th-march-2024/ SEA REWARD program completes its global deployment in North America, Latin America and North and West Africa. Today, […]

Malta Naval Visits – May 2024

Sunday 5th May.  The Italian Coast Guard (Guardia Costiera)  Multipurpose vessel CP 920 BRUNO GREGORETTI called at Grand Harbour, Malta passing breakwaters at 1455 hrs berthing at Boiler Wharf using Mooring Services ONLY. More images can be found here – https://maltashipphotos.com/photo/cp-920-bruno-gregoretti-05-05-2024/ Nearly an hour later at 1540 hrs the Angeli Del Mare Class Patrol Craft […]

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 […]

BFT Season 2024 – 4 Turkish Purse Seiners at Valletta, Malta – 25.05.2024

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 […]