BFT Season 2024 – 4 Turkish Purse Seiners at Valletta, Malta – 25.05.2024

The eastern bluefin (BFT) migration has supported valuable fisheries in the Mediterranean since antiquity. Initially based on hand lines and beach seines, these fisheries were dominated after the 16th century by tuna cages placed in the path of migrating tuna. After the expansion of purse seines and longlines in the Atlantic (in the 1950s) and […]

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, […]

Russia-Ukraine War – Ukraine hit 2 Russian navy Landing Ships – 24.03.2024

On Sunday 24th March, 2024 Ukraine stated that it hit 2 two Russian Navy Ropucha Class/Project 775 III landing ships RFS AZOV and RFS YAMAL  along with a communications center and several other facilities belonging to the Black Sea Fleet, in a huge overnight attack on the Crimean port of Sevastopol. There has been no […]

Malta Naval Visits – February 2024

Friday 2nd February.  Year 2024 was started with an interesting naval movement  and the maiden call of the French Navy Mistral Class Amphibious Assault & Command Ship (Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement / BPC) FS DIXMUDE L 9015. She passed breakwaters at 0817 hrs coming from Egypt after she was being used as a […]

Delivery – Multi Purpose Offshore Vessel ARMADA 78 05 at Malta – January, 2024

On Friday 12th January, 2024 the 2023 built Multi Purpose Offshore Vessel ARMADA 78 05 passed Valletta breakwaters at 2009 hrs (LT) coming from her Vung Tau, Vietnam builders via Suez Canal. Homeported at Singapore (SGP Flag) , she’s the second vessel from her company to be within territorial waters of Malta. Built by VARD, […]

Cable-Laying News – HAVILA PHOENIX used in routine inspection at Malta – February 2022

The Malta–Sicily interconnector is the submarine power cable which connects the power grid of Malta with the Italian Transmission Network managed by Terna, which is part of the European grid. It was constructed in 2014-2015, and supplies roughly 1⁄4 of Malta’s electrical power. A routine inspection of the Malta-Sicily submarine interconnector took place in February 2022 by using the Polish built multi purpose […]

Naval News – RFA LYME BAY L 3007 delivers humanitarian aid to Gaza – 02.01.2024

A Significant Milestone done by the Bay Class Landing Ship RFA LYME BAY L 3007 was done after she delivered 87 tonnes of  humanitarian  aid supplies including thermal blankets, shelter packs and medical supplies, that were provided by the UK and Cyprus in Egypt. The Egyptian Red Crescent is receiving the shipment from Port Said, […]