Ferry Service – Grimaldi boosts its Italy-Greece connections – 05.06.2020

The Grimaldi Group announced the enhancement of its maritime connections between Italy and Greece. Starting from the 11th June, the ropax vessel VENEZIA will be deployed on the Venice-Igoumenitsa-Patras line, guaranteeing an increased transport capacity for both freight and passengers between the two countries. VENEZIA flying the Italian flag (ITA), has a carrying capacity of […]

Virtu Ferries – New rules set for Wednesday 1st July – 01.06.2020

Prime Minister Dr. Robert Abela yesterday Monday 1st June, 2020 revealed that both airport and ports due to COVID-19 restrictions will reopen so that means that Malta-Sicily run operated by Virtu Ferries will be done again. Health and safety of the passengers remain the utmost priority and soon over 20 new safety mandatory measures will […]

Casualties – RMS TITANIC – 14.04.1912

108 years ago on the night of Sunday 14th April 1912 RMS TITANIC during her maiden voyage struck an iceberg, buckling part of her hull and causing her to sink in the early hours of 15th April. 706 of her 2,224 passengers and crew survived. Her loss was the catalyst for major reforms in shipping safety and […]

Coronavirus – MSC OPERA Passengers ordered to stay onboard – 04.03.2020

MSC OPERA with 2,300 passengers is on high alert after an Austrian passenger who disembarked from the ship on February 28th in Genoa, Italy and back in Austria tested positive for Coronavirus. MSC Cruises was notified yesterday 4th March 2020 by the Austrian Health Authorities that upon arrival back home the male person has been […]

Ferry News – Delivery Voyage of Newbuild TUSTNA – 28.12.2019

The newbuild electric double ended ferry TUSTNA entered Valletta, Malta on Saturday 28th December, 2019 with Redwise Crew berthing at Valletta Cruise Port Pinto 4 Wharf. She was built by Cemre Shipyard in Turkey for the Norwegian operator Fjord1. She left Yalova, Turkey on Saturday 21st December, 2019. She’s a Havyard designed vessel with a […]

Ferry News – Busy Schedule For Gozo Channel during Festive Season 2019

During the low season many people with all sort of vehicles decided to cross over to Gozo during the Festive Season 2019 and found a long queue of vehicles waiting to board the ferry. At times a ropax had to wait for the other one like last Monday 30th December when MALITA had to wait […]

MBL News – AMERA maiden call – 13.11.2019

The latest cruise ship for the German based Phoenix Reisen is the AMERA that made a maiden call to Valletta, Malta berthing at Pinto 1 and 2 wharves at the Valletta Cruise Port on Wednesday 13th November, 2019. AMERA was launched in 1988 as ROYAL VIKING SUN for the Royal Viking Line of which was […]

Cruise Liners – AIDACosma keel Laid – 29.10.2019

On Tuesday 29th October a keel laying ceremony was held at Neptun Werft for AIDAcosma, a new cruise ship ordered by Germany’s AIDA Cruises. Once completed, the vessel will have a length of 337 metres, a beam of 42 metres, and 2,600 staterooms. It will be AIDA Cruises’ second vessel to be powered by LNG after […]

Ferry News – BARBARA KRAHULIK and BENIAMINO CARNEVALE future ? – 29.10.2019

Last July 2019 there were rumours that Moby group have sold the ropax vessel BARBARA KRAHULIK to the German ferry operator TT Line. In fact she was for sale together with her sister BENIAMINO CARNEVALE – http://broncoshipbrokers.com/shipdetails?pid=2694 Today Tuesday 29th October, 2019 she was seen heading to Gdansk, Poland – As of today she’s still […]

High Speed Craft News – SAN GWANN – 29.10.2019

The 2001 built High Speed Craft SAN GWANN was seen heading to West Africa off to the Cape Verde Islands while she’s chartered though she retains her name and still homeported at Valletta, at Malta (MLT). She left Algeciras on Saturday 26th October, 2019 and has been repainted with the legend CNV Interilhas livery – […]