Casualties – Suez Canal tugboat FAHD sank after collision – 05.08.2023

Last Saturday 5th August the 1976 built tugboat FAHD,  sank after colliding with a 230 metre LPG carrier in the Suez Canal. One of the tug’s crewmembers was trapped in a cabin within the vessel and killed with the other six were rescued, according to the Suez Canal Authority. The tug collided  with the LPG […]

Delivery – High Speed Craft EXPRESS 5 – 08.04.2023

On Saturday 8th April, 2023 the 115 metre newbuilt high speed craft EXPRESS 5 entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her delivery voyage at 1825 hrs coming from her builders in Philippines via Suez Canal. She was built by Austal Philippines as yard number 423 with Austal Australia as designer. She’s a follow-up order to the […]

LNG News – Japanese NYK Line boosts LNG Carrier Management – 22.10.2020

The Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) has now agreed with Total to buy the oil major’s 80% stake of the GAZOCEAN, a French ship management company based at Marseilles, France which handles operation of six LNG ships. Before Thursday 22nd October NYK Line held only 20% of the stock in Gazocean and Total held […]

LNG News – Shell gas carrier GEMMATA at Malta again – 10.09.2020

On Thursday 10th September, 2020 the 290 m long British gas carrier GEMMATA entered Marsaxlokk Harbour for another shipment bound to the Floating Storage Unit (FSU) ARMADA LNG MEDITERRANA. This is not her first shipment in fact she was last here in July, 2020 . She was built in Nagasaki, Japan in 2004 and homeported at Singapore […]

LNG Carrier BACHIR CHIHANI towed – AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

On Saturday 27th June 2015 the 1979 built LNG gas carrier BACHIR CHIHANI being towed was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 40 miles offshore Malta. On Tuesday 23rd June, 2015 the Algerian flag and owned gas carrier was reported adrift off Lesvos Island, Greece in the Aegean Sea after an engine […]

Conveyance – BERGE ARZEW off Valletta – 03.12.2019

On Tuesday 3rd December 2019 after 1600 hrs the 2004 built LNG tanker BERGE ARZEW performed a conveyance service with Miggiani Offshore Boats MARIA-C and UNDAUNTED. She was built in South Korea by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering at Geoje with a 93,844 GRT and a deadweight of 77,470 tons. Below Images are of her […]

LNG News – Shell Gas carrier GALEA again at Malta – 20.08.2019

Today, Tuesday 20th August, 2019 the 290 m long British gas carrier GALEA entered Marsaxlokk Harbour for another shipment bound to the Floating Storage Unit (FSU) ARMADA LNG MEDITERRANA. This is not her first shipment infact she was the first ship to start the shipments back to 11th January, 2017. She was built in Nagasaki, Japan […]