Local Shipping – ZAMTUGS.

In the middle 1980’s the Zammit Group of Companies, who pioneered inland ferry services before the establishment of Gozo Channel Co Ltd, ventured into towage though for a short period, purchasing and operating 5 tugs which their names started with ZAMTUG followed by a roman number. ZAMTUG Built in 1957 at NV Scheepswerf v/h Jonker […]

Ship of the Week – AL HUSSEIN. Car and passenger ferry built by Hall, Russell & Co, Aberdeen, that entered service, Mallaig to Armadale (Skye), in 1964 for David MacBrayne as Clansman. In 1972 she was rebuilt so that she could carry larger lorries, involving heightening her and giving her a new bow door. Then Ullapool […]