AFM – 4 newbuilt Patrol Craft arrive from Australia to Malta – 11.02.2010

Last week 14 years ago the latest 4 Inshore Patrol Craft (IPC) arrived to Malta after a long voyage from Australia as a deck cargo aboard the 1990 Dutch built and owned Multi Purpose Carrier (MPP) – ARCHANGELGRACHT of which she arrived at Malta last 11th February, 2010 and was assisted by local tug MARI. […]

Casualties – Sailing Catamaran NOMADE – 27th March 2002

On Sunday 7th April, 2002 the Civil Protection Department (CPD) fireboat GARIBALDI entered Grand Harbour, Malta towing a capsized 11 metre sailing catamaran NOMADE that capsized on Wednesday 27th March in rough weather around 37 miles offshore Malta with her French male solo crew that was rescued by the 1975 built Cypriot flag cargo ship […]

Casualties – Yacht SPALMATORI caught fire at Malta – 26.08.1993

On Thursday 26th August, 1993 a 50 metre yacht SPALMATORI who was anchored at Mellieha Bay, Malta was destroyed in fire and finished as a hulk. The 1950 Norwegian built and 1985 converted, 50 metre LBR flag yacht SPALMATORI sent a distress call on VHF Ch 12 around 0550 hrs of which PTSS {Palace Tower […]

Former AFM Patrol Craft added to US National Register of Historic Places

A Vietnam era Patrol Craft that was used by the Armed Forces of Malta for 40 years before returning to the United States donated to the Maritime Museum of San Diego has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Patrol Craft named C 24 and later P 24 by the AFM, spent […]