Diving – HMS X127 wreck known as Carolita at Malta

One of the few shallow wreck dives in Malta, is the 1915 built 24 metre water lighter HMS X127 known as Carolita. Originally built as a landing craft she was converted into a water lighter and later again into a fuel lighter ferrying fuel for Royal Navy (RN) 10th Submarine flotilla. She’s one of the […]

Maltese Islands – Tunnara Museum at Mellieha

One of the gems around the Maltese Islands is the TUNNARA MUSEUM which is housed in Westreme Battery, also known as ir-Rasus Battery or Mellieħa Right Battery, at the Northern Part of Malta – Mellieha. Westreme Battery was built between 1715 and 1716 as part of the Order of Saint John’s first building program of […]

Local Shipping – Passenger Ship HAKUNA MATATA II

One of the Inland Passenger Boats around the Maltese Islands that operates from the North of Malta is the 21.3 metre HAKUNA MATATA II. Seen in Malta back in 2010 as HAKUNA MATATA with only 1 deck, she was seen even moored at Comino as per below images. During 2011 she was spotted with top […]

Casualties – Sailing Catamaran NOMADE – 27th March 2002

On Sunday 7th April, 2002 the Civil Protection Department (CPD) fireboat GARIBALDI entered Grand Harbour, Malta towing a capsized 11 metre sailing catamaran NOMADE that capsized on Wednesday 27th March in rough weather around 37 miles offshore Malta with her French male solo crew that was rescued by the 1975 built Cypriot flag cargo ship […]

Yachting – MALTESE FALCON again around the Maltese Coast – August 2021

One of the most iconic superyachts around the world is the full rigged 88 metres sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON which once again since 2009 she’s cruising along within territorial waters (wtw). She entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Friday 13th August at 1632 hrs coming from Porto Cervo, Italy. She moored at her usual place to […]

Emergency Vehicles – M-0032 Dennis F 44 Rolls Royce Fire Engine at Malta

The Fire Section within the Malta Police was set up in 1934. In April 1936, it started making use of the first ever fire engine at its disposal. For many years the responsibility for Fire Services was in the hands of the British services in Malta. In 1883 the Malta Police were given some fire […]

Accident – 4 Boats on Fire at Mgarr Marina, Gozo – 26.06.2020

4 yachts – 3 sailing and a pleasure yacht possibly a powerboat were damaged during a fire while moored at Pontoon B, Mgarr Marina, Gozo. The fire is believed to have started from the pleasure yacht (possibly a powerboat) and flames quickly spread to the mainsail of a sailing yacht with the consequences that other […]