Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner LE BOUGAINVILLE – April 2024

One of the cruise liners trading around the world that calls at Palumbo Malta Shipyard is the 2019 built LE BOUGAINVILLE. On Saturday 13th April after she completed drydocking and all refit services with inspections etc, it was the time that she leaves the yard to go outside Grand Harbour for sea trials, compass adjustment, […]

Destination Gozo – SEA CLOUD II off Gozo – 15.05.2017

One of the passenger ships that from time to time anchor off Mgarr Harbour, Gozo and transferring passengers to shore and back to the ship apart from Comino Charters etc is the 2001 built sailing passenger ship SEA CLOUD II. Unlike the SEA CLOUD , she is a newbuilding, built at the Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros […]

High Speed Craft – World’s Largest Catamaran involved in Humanitarian Aid – 2023

The largest catamaran in the world, the TUR flag and owned KARADENIZ LIFESHIP RAUF BEY owned since October 2015 by Karadeniz Holding, has been converted into an accommodation center with capacity for a minimum of 1,500 people and since April of this year, she has been docked in Iskenderun,Turkey temporarily housing some two thousand victims […]

Cruise Liner – JULES VERNE

One of more than 5 ships named in honour of the French science fiction writer JULES VERNE was a cruise liner built in Spain. She was built as yard no 185 at Union Naval de Levante in 1990 for Commodore Cruise Line as CROWN MONARCH trading 1994 then sold to Crown Cruise Line , operating […]

High Speed Craft – HSC ARTEMIS sold and left Malta – June 2023

Ponte Ferries’ catamaran HSC ARTEMIS arrived yesterday Monday 19th June at Algeciras, Spain after she was sold to the Spanish company FRS Iberia after winning the bid from two interests. Other one was from Greek interests. HSC ARTEMIS was acquired from Fred Olsen, a leading ferry operator in Spain that specializes in inter-island routes aboard […]

Local Shipping – Luzzu Cruises Passenger Boat HELENA G

One of the Inland Passenger Boats around the Maltese Islands is the 2006 built GRP hull HELENA G. Named for the wife of the owner (G stands for surname as Gheiti) she was seen at the Hardstanding Facilities, Marsaxlokk Harbour few days after she was brought to Malta back in 2009. She was built in […]

Local Shipping – Ferry CALYPSOLAND

One of the ferries that used to operate in the Gozo Channel, between Malta and Gozo was the 1932 Dutch built CALYPSOLAND. She was built at De Schelde in Vlissingen, Netherlands as the PRINS HENDRIK but a year later  in 1933 she was modified due to instability problems by the same yard. In 1940 she […]