Maiden Call – Shoalbuster Tug COASTAL ROAMER – 18.12.2022

On Sunday 18th December, 2022 at 0745 hrs the 2014 built NLD flag and owned tugboat COASTAL ROAMER entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call berthing at Pinto 2 Wharf. She was built in Netherlands by Damen Shipyards as SL MBISSI for Smit Lamnalco as a Shoalbuster 2508 tugboat with 19.3 tonnes bollard pull. […]

Conservation Ships – RAINBOW WARRIOR (III) at Malta – April 2022

On Friday 8th April, 2022 the 2011 built sailing ship RAINBOW WARRIOR (III) passed breakwaters at 1319 hrs coming from Heraklion Greece. Rainbow Warrior (III) is owned by the environmental activist group Greenpeace International. She’s the first purpose built ship since here predecessors RAINBOW WARRIOR (I) and RAINBOW WARRIOR (II) were converted ships. A $32m (€23m) […]

Dredging – Suction Dredger DIANNE K

One of the interesting vessels that was laid up in Malta was the converted 1954 built suction dredger DIANNE K. She was originally built as the coaster AURIGA at the GJ van de Werff’s Scheepsbw in Westerbroek with yard number 268 for the Dutch owner Jan Kuiper & Egbert Mooij based at Groningen, Netherlands homeported […]

Heavy Load Carrier JUMBO KINETIC – Aerial Photography

One of the most interesting Heavy Load Carriers in the world, the 2014 built ship JUMBO KINETIC was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 40 nautical miles from Gozo last Tuesday 30th March, 2021. Her interesting cargo was 3 HHMC Dockyard Cranes for Fincantieri Trieste, Sestri & La Spezia Shipyards built in […]

Offshore – VOS PRELUDE awarded more work with Eni – 28.01.2020

Vroon Offshore Services has been awarded a charter for the platform support vessel VOS PRELUDE  by Eni in the UK. The vessel has been fixed for 31 months, and will support a decommissioning campaign in the southern sector of the North Sea. Further options are also available to Eni. Recently she completed a separate charter with […]

MBL News – VEENDAM Maiden Call – June 2019

On Friday 28th June, 2019 the Italian built liner VEENDAM called at Valletta berthing at Pinto 1 and 2 wharves during her maiden call at Valletta Cruise Port. Shortly after she was secured to the wharf, the flat top barge B 45 towed by BETTY with a Toyota Forklifter belonging to local logistics contractor White […]

Valletta (Grand Harbour) Commercial Shipping Movements – Week 8 of 2019.

Monday 18th February, 2019. Busy Monday as usual with Grimaldi Lines ropax’s EUROFERRY OLYMPIA calling from midnight to around 0430 hrs with the 200m ropax EUROCARGO MALTA calling from 0830 to 1900 hrs. Vessels were represented in Malta by Sullivan Maritime Ltd – Also 2 Tirrenia/Moby Cargo vessels with the 2003 built ITA flag […]

Breaking Up – Oil Rig JACK BATES – Feb 2019

Early February 2019 the 1986 built semi-submersible drilling rig (SSDR) JACK BATES homeported at Vanuatu, Port Vila arrived for demolition at Alang, India. She was built in Japan by Harima Heavy Industries at Tokyo as ZANE BARNES until 1993 from which she was moved from the US Gulf to Malta in 1992 and renamed JACK […]

Yachting –  NOORDERZON at Malta – 2017/2018. The 2012 built NLD flag converted expedition motor yacht NOORDERZON left Marsamxett Harbour from Manoel Island Marina on Friday 16th February 2018 at 0656 hrs (0556 UTC) to Barcellona, Spain.She entered last year on the 23rd August 2017 as LARS. She was built as a tug named ZEELEEUW […]