Libyan Shipping – Dredger BENGHAZI changing ownership at Malta – 2013

One of the Italian built vessels for the Arab countries is the 2002 built trailing suction hopper dredger BENGHAZI. She was built by Costruzioni Navali SpA, Cremona, Italy as JARIF  for the National Authority for Maritime Investment, Libya Her dimensions are 82 metres length (loa), beam of 12 metres and maximum draft of 5.10 metre […]

Local Shipping – Bunkering Tanker VANNA (1980 built)

One of the Go Fuels tanker that was used for bunkering purposes was the 1980 built VANNA. She was built in Germany by Busumer Schiffsweerft at Busum as the chemical/oil products tanker HELGA ESSBERGER built for John T. Essberger,  the pioneer of purpose-built parcel tankers and today is one of Europe’s leading operators of such tankers, […]

Local Shipping – Tugboat LIENI leaving Malta after 30 years – 30.05.2021.

On Sunday 30th May, 2021 the 28 metre Twin Screw Azimuthing Ulstein Z-Peller Stern Drive Tugboat LIENI left Grand Harbour breakwaters for the last time at 0616 hrs bound to Augusta, Sicily. Images by Capt. Alexei Borg She was built in 1991 as GOLDEN PHOENIX TUG by Tai Kong Trading Company, Singapore as yard number TK-178 […]