Towage News – Rimorchiatori Sardi preparing to be sold to MSC – May 2024

After the transfer of the two ropax SHARDEN and MOBY VINCI to MSC, which both ships had collisions with Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) ropax ships another department of the Moby group is preparing to leave for Geneva, in settlement of the loan of 315 million euros which allowed the Onorato family group to emerge from […]

Towage – VINCENZO ONORATO towing HANAA from Valletta – 17.12.1999

On Thursday 16th December, 1999 the 1976 built and owned tug VINCENZO ONORATO entered Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Malta Drydocks. Built as yard 24 at Cantieri Navali A Giorgetti in Viareggio, Italy in 1976 for Rimorchiatori Sardi SpA (Moby Lines Tug Division) she was homeported at Cagliari (ITA Flag), Italy. In the afternoon of […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Ropax MOBY CORSE – 07.06.2021 – 19.06.2021

One of the most interesting ferries still around and currently operated by Moby Lines is the 1978 built MOBY CORSE which entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Monday 7th June, 2021 at 1341 hrs coming from Messina, Sicily. She was bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyards for drydocking at Dock 6 assisted by 1 tug – SEA […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – ELIANA MARINO – 27.12.2020 to 08.01.2021

The Moby Lines SpA owned roro ship ELIANA MARINO entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Sunday 27th December, 2020 at 0830 hrs from Catania as her last port of call bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Dock 6 for drydocking. She was built in Germany by the famous JJ Sietas Schiffswerft at Hamburg in 2000 as LOUISE […]

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – MOBY ZAZA accomodation ship for immigrants – 18.05.2020

The 1982 built ropax MOBY ZAZA owned by Moby Lines SpA was awarded the tender of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transports to face the accommodation emergency related to sea rescue with illegal immigration. On Sunday 10th May around 0200 hrs she arrived at Porto Empedocle with checks and controls followed by the Harbour […]

Ferry Service – Ropax ALF POLLAK at Malta – End of 2019

The 2018 built ropax ALF POLLAK entered Grand Harbour, Valletta during her maiden call in December 2019. Following the termination of her charter to DFDS, Onorato Armatori has introduced the ropax on the Genoa-Livorno-Catania-Malta, with occasional calls in Naples. Built in the German Flensburg Shipyards, she was launched on the 3rd May 2018. The ship will […]

Ferry News – BARBARA KRAHULIK and BENIAMINO CARNEVALE future ? – 29.10.2019

Last July 2019 there were rumours that Moby group have sold the ropax vessel BARBARA KRAHULIK to the German ferry operator TT Line. In fact she was for sale together with her sister BENIAMINO CARNEVALE – Today Tuesday 29th October, 2019 she was seen heading to Gdansk, Poland – As of today she’s still […]

Ferry Service – Ropax MARIA GRAZIA ONORATO at Malta – 2019

The 2019 built ropax MARIA GRAZIA ONORATO entered Grand Harbour, Valletta during her maiden call in May 2019. MARIA GRAZIA ONORATO which is the flagship of the Onorato Group, comprising the Tirrenia and Moby fleets is the largest operating ropax being the greenest within its category equipped with latest generation scrubbers. In fact she combines […]