Casualties – OceanGate submersible TITAN – June 2023

The RMS TITANIC bound submersible that went missing on Sunday 18th June, 2023 with five souls on board suffered a catastrophic implosion killing everyone on board, US Coast Guard Rear Adm. John Mauger said on Thursday 22nd. A remotely operated vehicle found the tail cone of the Titan about 1,600 feet away from the bow […]

Emergency Vehicles – Rosenbauer Panther 6×6 Fire Crash Vehicle incident – 19.04.2020

Today, Sunday 19th April, 2020 a Malta International Airport Fire Crash Vehicle overturned while being dispatched to a reported smoke near Park 4. The incident happened around 1615 hrs when the Rosenbauer Panther 6×6 Crash Vehicle overturned inside the airport perimeter. Close to Park 1 for unknown reasons the crash vehicle overturned and two fire […]

MBL News – OCEANA and KONINGSDAM at Malta – 03.10.2019

Thursdays are always busy at the Valletta Cruise Port with Cruise Liner OCEANA (P&O) but last Thursday 3rd October Malta Cruise Services a division of Mifsud Brothers Ltd (MBL) had to deal with 2 liners , the other one was the 2016 built ship KONINGSDAM of Holland America Line. Cruise and Fly holidays, launched by […]

AFM – Former RNAF Alouette III Helicopters at Malta – 20.09.2019

Last June 2019 preparations from the Netherlands to Malta were being made after the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) purchased 2 SA316B Alouette III helicopters completed with main rotor blades and engines. Discussions between the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNAF), AFM, NUNNER Logistics B.V – the ocean airfreight Operations in the Netherlands together with O&S […]

Shipping Lines – Minoan Lines

One of the largest passenger ferry companies in Europe, and one of the dominant passenger ferry companies in Greece is the MINOAN LINES. The company was founded in May 1972. During January 2008, Sea Star Capital (ANEK LINES owners) signed an agreement with Grimaldi’s Compagnia di Navigazione SpA to sell its 26.7 percent stake in […]

Light Aircraft Crashes When Landing at Malta – No One Injured. A Piper PA-34A-200T Seneca II, operated by the European Flight Academy in Malta, crashed whilst landing at the Malta International Airport after the landing gear failed to work of which neither the instructor nor the student were unhurt but the aircraft suffered damage to […]

AIRCRAFT OF THE WEEK  – OE-IAF Boeing B737-4YOF. A 25.6 years Boeing B737-400 delivered in March 1992 as TC-JDH with Turkish Airlines with an aircraft name as AMASRA.  From May 2009 to September 2010 she was leased to BH Airlines.  During May 2013 she was ferried for conversion as N287AL with ASL Aviation Group. In […]

Aircraft of the Week – G-USAR Cessna 441 Conquest The Cessna 441 Conquest is the first turboprop  powered aircraft designed by Cessna and was meant to fill the gap between their jets and piston- engined aircraft.  It was developed in November 1974, with the first aircraft delivered in September 1977. It is a pressurized, 8–9 passenger turbine development of the […]