Passer By – Accomodation Ship EDDA FIDES – 19.02.2022

On Saturday 19th February, 2022 the 2011 built Accommodation Ship EDDA FIDES passed by the Maltese Islands while underway to Dampier, Australia. She was built in Spain by Estaleiro Barreras at Vigo with yard number 1664 with 130 metres length overall and 27 metres beam while her accommodation capacity is 600 people. EDDA FIDES while […]

Delivery – DFDS ropax AURA SEAWAYS at Malta – January 2022

On Friday 7th January at 1652 hrs the 2021 built new Ropax AURA SEAWAYS entered Grand Harbour, Malta on a rainy day coming from her Chinese builders underway to Scandinavia berthing at Pinto 1 and 2 wharves part of Valletta Cruise Port. She is the first in a series of two new ro/ro passenger ferry […]

Casualties – MSC LIRICA fire at Corfu, Greece – 12.03.2021

On the afternoon of Friday 12th March, 2021 the MSC Cruise ship MSC LIRICA caught fire whilst berthed at Corfu, Greece. The fire blaze seemed to be originated in an empty lifeboat on deck 6 on starboard side and there were no injuries among the 51 crew members who were on board to maintain the […]

Cruise Liners – PALLAS ATHENA

PALLAS ATHENA was an ocean liner that operated for French line as FLANDRE and Costa Crociere as CARLA C from 1992 to 1994. Built in 1951 as FLANDRE she was the French Line’s first new ocean liner following World War II. Her maiden voyage of 23rd July 1952 was considered a complete disaster, as she experienced mechanical difficulties throughout […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – EUROFERRY OLYMPIA since 2013

One of the Polish built ships that uses Palumbo Malta Shipyard Facilities is the 1995 built ropax EUROFERRY OLYMPIA. She entered Grand Harbour, Malta in November 2013 as the Finnlines ropax TRANSEUROPA berthing at Parlatorio Wharf. ( In January 2007 the Grimaldi Group  became the largest owner of Finnlines and expressed interest in purchasing the […]

Local Shipping – HANINI

One of the ships that was used as a ferry between Malta and Gozo was the 1926 twin screw steel built yacht HANINI. She was completed by George Brown & Co at Greenock, UK for Sir Richard A. Cooper as ALICE. In 1933 she was sold to Teodoro Morisini at Naples, Italy and in 1937 […]

Passenger Ships – AFRODITE

The first newbuilding passenger ship of Sten A. Olsson now the famous Stena Line was the 1964 built AFRODITE which called at Grand Harbour, Malta on Wednesday 28th April, 2010 for bunkering purposes while underway to new life in Lebanon. She was built in Germany by D.W Kremer & Sohn, at Elmshorn holding a GRT […]