Local Shipping – Sea Malta’s – BORMLA

Sea Malta Company Limited was the Maltese National Shipping Line. Established on 10th November 1973 during the tenure of the Labour Government led by Dominic Mintoff, which had the majority of the shares in the new company. The quest of this company was to provide maritime services company as well as to the need of the nation in general, and to […]

Special Purpose Vessels – Tidy Thames Refuse Services at River Thames, UK

Thames Gateway Marine (TGM) run a fleet of two self propelled barges that are used for a waste removal service under the Tidy Thames Refuse Services brand.   These are the 30.26 Metres waste disposal vessel EILEENA. She was built by De Noord NV Industrieel, Maats, Alblasserdam in Holland in 1930 and delivered to Ajax […]

Special Purpose Vessels – New Barges for recycling and waste management – 2023

CORY is a recycling and waste management company based in London. Originally founded as William Cory & Son in 1896, the company has operated vessels on the River Thames for more than 125 years, transporting a range of commodities and materials including coal, oil, aggregates and waste. Ships from Cory’s fleet supported Britain’s war efforts in both world wars, […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker STENA IMPERIAL from 30 to 31.12.2021

On Thursday 30th December, 2021 late morning the 2015 built tanker STENA IMPERIAL entered Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd berthing starboard side alongside Parlatorio Wharf assisted by 2 local tugs. She was built in China by Guangzhou International Shipyard at Guangzhou as double hull oil tanker entering service on 1st July […]

Maltese Fishing Vessels – 1975 built GOLDEN DAWN

One of the United Kingdom (UK) based fishing vessels bought locally was the 1975 built GOLDEN DAWN. She was built at Cubow Ltd, Woolwich, London as yard no 704 for Skipper A. Cowe (later to become assistant harbour master at Peterhead) as GOLDEN DAWN with fishing matricola as PD 211. She was a Tynedraft 86 […]

Offshore – OCEAN SURVEYOR in Malta – July 2021

On Tuesday 6th July, 2021 one of the former Sealion Shipping platform supply vessels (PSV) named OCEAN SURVEYOR called at Grand Harbour, Malta passing breakwaters at 1506 hrs coming from Trapani, Sicily. She was built in the UK by Babcock Marine at Appledore for Sealion Shipping as TOISA CREST in 1999 homeported at London with […]

Bookships – GBA Ships 50 Years of Service at Sea – 2021

GBA Ships is celebrating 50 years of Service at Sea this year, 2021. Serving others with ocean-going ships began in 1970 with the purchase of the original LOGOS. Since then the ships (LOGOS, DOULOS, LOGOS II and LOGOS HOPE) have visited over 500 different ports in more than 150 countries and territories and welcomed over […]

Preserved Ships – CUTTY SARK (1869) – UK

One of the only three remaining original composite construction (wooden hull on an iron frame) clipper ships from the nineteenth century in part or whole is the clipper ship CUTTY SARK. Listed by National Historic Ships as part of the National Historic Fleet (the nautical equivalent of a Grade 1 Listed Building). She was built on the River Leven, Dumbarton, Scotland in 1869 […]

Shipping Lines – Teekay named “Shipping Company of the Year” – September 2019.

According to Teekay on 12th September, 2019 it was announced that Teekay have won the “Shipping Company of the Year” award at the International Seafarers’ Welfare awards.  The ceremony was held on September 11th as part of the London International Shipping week. Tanker AXEL SPIRIT at Malta Shipyards back to 2008. Teekay were initially shortlisted […]