Towage – MACISTONE towing 2 former GDF Corrubia Class Patrol Craft – 04.03.2021

It is not the first time that former Italian law Enforcement marine units are seen in Maltese Territorial Waters and back to March, 2021, two former Guardia Di Finanza (GDF) Corrubia Class Patrol Craft were towed/brought to Malta by the 1982 built Italian flag and owned tugboat MACISTONE for further service as an Anti Piracy […]

Anti Piracy Vessels – DE 421

One of the fishing vessels that was converted into an anti piracy vessel is the Maltese (MLT) Flag vessel DE 421. She was built at Muggia, Trieste in Italy in 1994 as PUCCIO SECONDO with fishing matricola as CT 2850 homeported a Catania, Italy. During 2015 she use to operate for a Maltese company and […]

Anti Piracy Vessels – AL 345

One of the Anti Piracy Vessels based in Malta of which everyone thinks that she’s a former naval vessel is the Japanese built 22 metre vessel AL 345. She was first seen berthed at Dock 7 , MMH Facilities back to June 2013 and homeported at Plymouth (GBR Flag). She was built in Japan by […]

Casualties – Cargo ship ALICA capsize – 26.04.2021

On Monday 26th April, 2021 the 1987 built cargo ship ALICA capsized at Ho Chi Minh Port, Nha Be, in Vietnam around 0900 LT Apr 26, shortly before sailing for Indonesia. The ship rested on her bottom portside, with most of her hull and superstructure remaining above waterline. Of 54 containers on board, 18 slipped […]

Former Military – BASTION 2 and BASTION 3 – 30.10.2020

One of the fast patrol craft class in service with the Guardia Di Finanza (Italian Customs) was the Corrubia Class of which 26 units were launched. 11 units were built by the original project  Cantieri Navali del Golfo di Gaeta in two lots with the rest 15 units, were built by the Intermarine shipyard in Sarzana , Italy. Lately at MMH Malta Facilities […]