Maiden Call – Euro Carrier 2611 Multicat VIKING ENERGY at Malta – 18.02.2024

Another Euro Carrier 2611 multicat , this time from a Scottish Company , the VIKING ENERGY entered Grand Harbour, Malta last Sunday 18th February passing breakwaters at 1251 hrs coming from Constanta, Romania via Bosphorus Straits, Turkey with her berth being Deep Water Quay (DWQ) 4 ahead of Virtu Gozo High Speed Craft (HSC). The […]

Maiden Call – Dutch Built general cargo ship LHOTSE C – 02.02.2024

One of the Ferus Smit Shipyard built vessels trading around is the 1985 built general cargo ship LHOTSE C homeported at Moroni with Comoros flag (COM). She was built in 1985 as the WATUM and 10 years later she was sold and renamed as DIAMANT of which both at Malta & Gozo use to be […]

Maiden Call – Damen built tug SEA VANQUISH – 30.01.2024

One of the Damen built tugs, the 2013 built Damen Stantug 2909 series SEA VANQUISH called at Grand Harbour, Malta on Tuesday 30th January passing breakwaters at 1629 hrs (local time) coming from Haydarpasa, Turkey after she towed the disabled 2004 built general cargo ship MAXIMUS-1. She was built at Damen Shipyard Galati at Galati, […]

AFM – 4 newbuilt Patrol Craft arrive from Australia to Malta – 11.02.2010

Last week 14 years ago the latest 4 Inshore Patrol Craft (IPC) arrived to Malta after a long voyage from Australia as a deck cargo aboard the 1990 Dutch built and owned Multi Purpose Carrier (MPP) – ARCHANGELGRACHT of which she arrived at Malta last 11th February, 2010 and was assisted by local tug MARI. […]

Russia-Ukraine War – Ukraine sunk another Russian Navy Warship – 14.02.2024

With 13 days apart Ukrainian Forces sunk another Russian Navy Warship that belonged to the Black Sea Fleet on Wednesday 14th February, 2024 , the Ropucha Class landing ship RFS TSEZAR KUNIKOV (BDK-64). She was built in Poland at Stocznia Polnocna at Gdansk and commissioned on 30th October 1986 she was  a Project 775 (NATO reporting […]

General Shipping – 4 dead in shooting at shipping company at Greece – 12.02.2024

A 70 year old Egyptian national man, described as a former employee, has shot dead three people at a shipping company’s office in Glyfada, a seaside suburb of the Greek capital, Athens An alleged unidentified company employee entered the building armed with a shotgun and handgun, according to several witnesses. The suspect was found dead […]

Tugboats – Anchor Handling Tug NEPTUN 11 at Malta again – January 2024

The 36m anchor handling tug NEPTUN 11 was spotted again at Malta sheltering from weather conditions after an absence of 9 years. She was here during March 2013, where she was towing the 50m flat top barge STEMAT 76 inside Grand Harbour. She was built by Neptune Shipyards BV at Aalst, Netherlands with yard number […]

Maiden Call – 2024 built Eurocarrier 2611 multicat SEA OLOUS – 09.02.2024

The latest addition to the Dutch Maritime Services Provider – Seacontractor, the Eurocarrier 2611 multicat SEA OLOUS made her maiden call while she’s enroute to Egypt last Friday 9th February, 2024 passing breakwaters at 0804 hrs with her last port of call was Le Havre, France.   The robust, efficient and flexible design of the […]