Dredging – Cutter Suction Dredger D’ARTAGNAN

One of the dredgers operated by the Belgian company Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV (DEME) that was founded in 1991 with the merger of 3 Belgian companies – Baggerwerken Decloedt & Zoon, Ackermans & van Haaren and Société Générale de Dragage is the 2005 built Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) D’ARTAGNAN. She was built in the […]

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 […]

Casualties – FRAU NANCY Disabled – 24.04.2007

On Tuesday 24th April 2007 the local tug LIENI was seen towing the disabled 1972 built ship FRAU NANCY towards Grand Harbour, Malta. FRAU NANCY was bound to Algeria when engine problems occurred and she was disabled. Local tugboat LIENI was dispatched from Grand Harbour around 2200 hrs towards her position – 20 miles north […]

EDT AEOLUS towing FJELL – Aerial Photography – 25.04.2022

On Monday 25th April, 2022 the 2011 built anchor handling tug EDT AEOLUS towing the 2001 built semi submersible heavy load carrier FJELL was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 35 nautical miles offshore Malta. EDT AEOLUS was built in Romania by Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries SA at Mangalia with yard number […]

Research/Survey Vessel – GEO PROSPECTOR

One of FUGRO Marine Services vessels was the seismic research vessel GEO PROSPECTOR. She was built in Germany by Kremer Sohn at Elmshorn with yard number 1143 as PROSPEKTA in 1970 working for Prakla Seismos, Hannover and was managed by Sloman Neptun of Bremen, Germany until 1995. Then she traded as STEVNS CALYPSO until 1997 […]

CMA-CGM News – BAF update – Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco Roro services – 09.03.2022

Due to the evolution in bunker prices, CMA CGM SSL Intra Europe announces the amendment of the Bunker Surcharge (BAF) as from April 1st, 2022 as part of its Roro services South France, Algeria, Tunisia & Morocco (import & export): Cargo Algeria service Tunisia service Morocco service Roll, full EUR 887/unit EUR 478/unit EUR 478/unit Roll, empty EUR 560/unit […]

Tanker News – P-Max tanker STENA PERROS sold – January 2022

Concordia Maritime announced it has entered into a contract for the sale of the P-MAX panamax tanker STENA PERROS. The buyer is an oil company with operations in Africa and delivery is scheduled for the end of January. Concordia says the sale will have a positive liquidity effect of about $1.4m, although the sale price […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker AS LATVIA – May 2011

One of the German owned tankers, the 2001 built 182 metre chemical tanker AS LATVIA used to call for repairs at Palumbo Malta Shipyard. She was last seen during May 2011 berthed at Parlatorio Wharf. She called at Malta Shipyards back to 1st June, 2009, two months after she was acquired and renamed from NORDSCOT […]