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 […]

Fishing – Fishing Vessels Movements from 14.05 – 21.05.2021.

Maltese aquaculture produce is almost entirely exported to European and Asian markets. Over 65 percent of annual landings originates from the tuna and dolphin fish fisheries, which contribute about 56 percent in value terms (about US$ 6 million). Blue Fin Tuna (BFT) Season is on the way too. Here are some of Week 19/20 interesting movements – […]

Casualties – Yacht LADY MM sank after fire – 25.08.2020

On Tuesday 25th August, 2020 the Guardia Costiera Italiana (Italian Coast Guard) responded to a yacht fire 50 miles from the Costa Smeralda while sailing from Capri to Porto Cervo, Sardinia. The Olbia Coast Guard ( Capitaneria di Porto Guardia Costiera Comando DIREZIOMARE Olbia) picked up the first distress call from the yacht around 0600 […]

Accident – Vehicle on fire aboard ropax CRUISE BONARIA – 18.06.2020

On Thursday 18th June, 2020 the ropax CRUISE BONARIA reported a cargo deck fire. The accident occurred upon her arrival at Olbia, Sardegna from Livorno (mainland Italy). The fire erupted in a refrigerator truck and was caused by a shortcut. Reportedly, thick black smoke billowed from the vehicle deck and up to the upper decks. […]

Yachting – 2016 built 26m yacht ABLE ONE

Last Friday 30th August 2019 an interesting look alike tug converted into a pleasure yacht was spotted anchored off St. Paul’s Islands, Malta. Infact she was the 26.75 metre long with 7 metres wide and 6 berth pleasure yacht ABLE ONE of which she came from Olbia, Italy. She was built in 2016 by Parkol […]