Towage – CMS Sealion towing tug AIAS and crane barge LESVOS I – 29.05.2012

After another towage was done (Flat top barge SANTORINI III)  during May, 2012 from Tripoli, Libya , the 1974 built MLT flag and owned tug CMS SEALION arrived at Grand Harbour, Malta with 2 more maritime assets for drydocking at Palumbo Malta Shipyard on Tuesday 29th May, 2012. CMS SEALION was built in 1973 by Richards […]

Casualties – Cruise Liner MSC ARMONIA fire aboard – 10.06.2024

On Monday 10th June, 2024, a fire broke out aboard the cruise liner MSC ARMONIA while she was manoeuvring to berth at the Venice Intermodal Terminal for a scheduled port of call visit. Around 0630 hrs flames and smoke were coming out from the laundry room of which at no time guests were in danger, […]

Yachting – 2023 built 45.2 metre yacht MILELE at Malta – June 2023

One of the Dutch Built Yachts trading around is the 2023 built MILELE of which we saw her in Malta both berthed at Marina Di Valletta and local cruising within territorial waters (wtw). She was built by the Monnickendam based Royal Hakvoort Shipyard with Aluminium Hull and superstructure designed by the Naval Architects Van Oossanen […]

Casualties – Russian Navy Destroyer RFS ADMIRAL LEVCHENKO on fire – 10.06.2024

On Monday 10th June, 2024 the Russian Navy Udaloy Class Destroyer RFS ADMIRAL LEVCHENKO was reported that she caught fire in the Barents Sea. She is assigned to the Russian Northern Fleet (RNF) and lately this month she was part of naval drills also involving nuclear submarines. With a compliment of  249 souls , reports […]

Tugboat News – VB BUCEFALO former Maltese tug SPINOLA in fresh livery at Spain – May 2024

Last 19th March, we issued an article regarding the sale of the former Maltese tug SPINOLA ( https://maltashipphotos.com/local-shipping-tugboat-spinola-sold-march-2024/)  by the powerful Valencian Shipping Group Boluda Towage , a world leader in the towage sector. And during May, 2024 she was renamed as VB BUCEFALO to join their fleet based at Algeciras operating with other Boluda […]

Breaking Up – USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon T-AK 3066 arrive for recycling – 07.06.2024

Last Friday 7th June the 250.24 m long (loa) Maritime Prepositioning Ship (PREPO) USNS PFC EUGENE A. OBREGON T-AK 3006 arrived at the recycling yard All Star Metals & All Star Shredding at Brownsville, Texas, United States of America (USA). She was built in 1982 at the Sun Shipbuilding, Chester, Pennsylvania as THOMAS HEYWARD for Waterman Steamship […]

Casualties – 1952 built self discharging bulk carrier MICHIPICOTEN arrived safely in port – 08.06.2024

After yesterday – Saturday 8th June , 2024 we reported that the bulker MICHIPICOTEN collided with something underwater on Lake Superior and had water ingress ( https://maltashipphotos.com/casualties-1952-built-self-discharging-bulk-carrier-michipicoten-taking-water-08-06-2024/)  has safely anchored in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She was loaded with taconite when she began to take on water after  colliding with something underwater. Taconite is a low-grade […]

Naval News – LE EITHNE P 31 last voyage to the breakers – 01.06.2024

Nearly 2 years after she was decommissioned from the Irish Naval Service the 1984 commissioned former Flagship and Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) LE EITHNE P 31 left Cork Harbour, Republic of Ireland for the last time on Saturday 1st June, 2024 bound to breakers at Gent, Belgium. She was built by Verolme Cork Dockyard (VCD) […]