One of the Vard Design ships is the 2016 built 95.30 metres long cable layer SEAWAY AIMERY. She has been designed as a dedicated cable lay vessel with significant hold space for cable storage and has also been designed to enable the cable  crew to work under cover during laying operations to minimise the impact […]

Towage – FALISCA towing KAY (YARD 910) from Valletta, Malta – 18.03.2016

One of the most interesting Hull towages from Grand Harbour, Malta was of the 112 metre passenger ship YARD 910 known as KAY towed by the Italian tug FALISCA. She was built in Poland by Kommuny Paryskeij at Gdynia as Yard No B961/05. She was launched on 11th November 1989 and completed during April 1990 […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – ATLANTIC NORTH – 17.02 – 22.03.2021

On Wednesday 17th February, 2021 the 2002 built container ship ATLANTIC NORTH entered Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Factory Wharf at Palumbo Malta Shipyard. On Saturday 20th February she was spotted afloat in Dock 4 with bow afloat repairs. She was involved in an accident in Bejaia, Algeria back to last 5th December 2020 when […]

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 […]

Renamings – REK TITAN into RED TITAN – December 2019

On Sunday 15th December, 2019 after 1315 hrs the MPP ship REK TITAN entered Valletta, Malta coming from Sousse, Tunisia berthing at Valletta Cruise Port Pinto 3 Wharf. She was built in Poland at Gdansk Shipyard in 2000 as NORDERNEY trading until August where she was renamed as BBC FINLAND till February 2010 of which […]

Cruise Liners – Mano Cruises CROWN IRIS maiden call at Malta -19.06.2019

Mano Cruises, new ship for the 2019 season, the CROWN IRIS which was acquired from Louis Group in 2018 entered Valletta, Malta during her maiden call on Wednesday 19th June, 2019 berthing at Pinto 4 and 5 wharves. Mano Maritime (Hebrew :מנו ספנות, Mano Sapanut) is a shipping company founded by the Israeli entrepreneur MOSHE MANO, and is […]

Spotted Vessel – MARCO POLO at Marseille, France – 13.04.2019

The floating dock or Caissonier MARCO POLO was spotted at Marseille Harbour in France on Saturday 13th April, 2019. She arrived from Poland from the builders on Sunday 27th August 2017 as a deck cargo aboard the semi submersible heavy lift vessel SUN RISE. She’s 56 metres long with 50 metres wide and 27 metres […]

Soviet Era – NDS Prodigy

One of the famous ro/ro ships built at Gdansk Shipyard, Poland as the Soviet vessel YURIY MAKSARYOV was seen at Valletta, Malta back on the 26th July, 2004 when she was named NDS PRODIGY running for NileDutch Africa Line. She was built in 1986 with IMO : 8500666 , 22,211 GRT and 17,773 DWT. She […]