Malta Shipyards – Drillship GSF EXPLORER Operations – May 2005.

One of the most interesting drillship operations at Grand Harbour, is no doubt the one of the American GSF EXPLORER that happened during June 2005. On Saturday 7th May afternoon the 189 metres long (loa) drillship GSF EXPLORER coming from the Gulf of Mexico and homeported at Houston, Texas (USA Flag) was spotted entering Grand […]

Accident – Crane Vessel SAIPEM 7000 lifting accident – 14.04.2022

On Thursday 14th April, 2022 the world’s third largest semi submersible crane vessel SAIPEM 7000 heavily listed after suffering a lifting accident on a Norwegian Fjord near Stavanger, Norway. The Norwegian Rescue Services reported that during the 5 yo load test of the cranes, the main wire snapped with the cause of dropping 2 barges […]

Palumbo Superyachts Refit – 33.4m yacht YALLA – June 2021

Located in Malta’s Grand Harbour, Palumbo Superyachts Refit Malta represents the only hub for any refit, repair, maintenance and conversion services to major superyachts in the harbour of Malta. In 2018 Palumbo Malta Superyachts invested €2.5 million in a 420-tonne boat Traveller Lift Crane that can lift to repair and refit superyachts in the winter […]

Harbour Facilities – Yacht Lift Facilities at Marsamxett Harbour

An interesting floating platform known as Yacht Lift arrived in Malta back to November 2020. She was towed from Marsaxlokk Harbour to Marsamxett Harbour by tug GOZZO back to middle November. On Saturday 14th November, 2020 she was installed in her place with the help of Sammut Marine. The platform can raise a vessel of […]

Yacht Transportation – FAGELGRACHT – 12.11.2020

On Thursday 12th November, 2020 the 2008 built NLD flag ship and owned general cargo ship FAGELGRACHT entered Grand Harbour, Malta securing at Magazine Wharf at 0755 hrs coming from Torre Annunziata, Italy. Once secured with berthing preparations were done for lifting 2 sailing yachts by shifting of hatches, pontoons and other materials. First to […]

Accidents – MFD 79 MAREBLU at Grand Harbour – November 2020

On Saturday 7th November, 2020 around noon the Maltese owned tuna ranch workboat MAREBLU MFD 079 had an accident at Bighi Bay, Grand Harbour, Malta. Shortly afterwards the workboat ONNELLA MFD 015 was on site together with the 14 metre tugboat GOZZO. By attaching lifting bags to her stern since she was partially sunk (engine […]

Tanker News – U.S. Lifts Sanctions on COSCO Tanker Unit – 31.01.2020

On Friday 31st January, 2020 the United States lifted sanctions on one of two units of the giant Chinese tanker company COSCO, the Treasury said, partially reversing its punishment to the company for transporting Iranian oil after China raised the issue in trade talks with Washington. According to a notice posted on the US Treasury […]