Naval News – RFS ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV catches fire again – 22.12.2022
Russia’s Navy sole aircraft carrier RFS ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV 063 which is under maintenance period , caught fire again at the Zvezdochka repair plant at Murmank, Russia on Thursday 22nd December 2022 with around 20 souls evacuated and no casualties. The carrier started an overhaul and modernisation programme in 2017 to extend her service life by […]
Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker CHEMTRANS LEO from 27.08 to 24.09.2022
On Saturday 27th August, 2022 the 2006 built LBR flag chemical/oil products tanker CHEMTRANS LEO left Marsaxlokk Harbour bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd towed by tugboat SENGLEA. Upon approaching off Grand Harbour, tugs PAWLINA and SEA SALVOR assisted her to berth at Parlatorio Wharf. CHEMTRANS LEO was built in South Korea by Hyundai Mipo […]
Towage – MUSTANG towing tanker ANWAAR AL KHALIJ to Malta for repairs – 30.07.2022
On Saturday 30th July the 2009 built 30.80 metres anchor handling tug MUSTANG towing the 2005 built LBY flag and owned 164.45 metre Double Hull chemical/oil products tanker ANWAAR AL KHALIJ approached Grand Harbour to hand over the latter to local tugs so she can enter Valletta towed for rudder repairs at Palumbo Malta Shipyard […]
Tanker News – Captain Joseph Hazelwood, Former Master of the Exxon Valdez, Passes Away – July 2022
Captain Joseph Jeffrey Hazelwood, the Master of the crude oil tanker EXXON VALDEZ when she ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound near Valdez, Alaska on 24th March 1989, has passed away at the age of 75. The EXXON VALDEZ spill is the second largest in U.S. waters, after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in […]
Ship Repair – PACIFIC WYVERN at Bezzina Ship Repair Yard – 2005.
Bezzina Ship Repair Yard (BSRY) is a complete Ship and Yacht repair facility for vessels of steel, aluminium, CRP and wood. It is a privately family owned and situated at Coal Wharf, Grand Harbour inner side. With 2 former Admiralty reinforced concrete floating docks (RCFD) of which lately they were refurbished, repetitive and new clients […]
Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Crude Oil Tanker EVRIDIKI from 03 to 17.04.2022
One of the South Korean built ships , the Greek owned crude oil tanker EVRIDIKI was spotted at Palumbo Malta Shipyard during the month of April. In fact she entered Grand Harbour on Sunday 3rd April at 0953 hrs coming from Eleusis, Greece bound for drydocking at Dock 6. She was built by Hyundai Heavy […]
Tugboat News – AMERSTROOM at Malta again – 2022.
One of the Dutch Companies that repairs at Malta is Van Wijngaarden Marine Services that offers worldwide maritime services. Lately we saw once again the 2013 built Eurotug 2308 26.68 metre tug AMERSTROOM entering Marsamxett Harbour, Malta on 26th March, 2022 at 1655 hrs coming from Abu Qir, Egypt. She berthed at Manoel Island Yacht […]
Casualties – Container Ship CMA DJAKARTA on fire – July 1999.
On the night of Monday 12th July, 1999 the 1998 built 2,102 TEU containership CMA DJAKARTA caught fire off Crete following an explosion. The vessel, owned by Gebr Winter of Hamburg, was on long-term charter to Compagnie Maritime d’Affretement (CMA), Marseilles from 9th April, 1999. She was deployed on CMA’s North Europe/Japan/China service, NCJ-TPX U.S. […]
Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cargo Ship INDIANA from 19 to 30.03.2011
One of the Polish built ships coming for drydocking and repair services for Palumbo Malta Shipyard was the 2000 built open hatch cargo vessel INDIANA. She entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Saturday 19th March, 2011 bound to Dock 6 assisted by 2 tugs. She was built at Szczecin by Stocznia Szczecinska Nowa SP Z OO […]
Towage – Cargo Ship EVALUNA towed to Malta for repairs – January 2022
On Saturday 1st January 2022 the 2011 built General Cargo Ship EVALUNA reported to VTS that she was in restricted manoeuvrability due to gearbox problems around 38 nautical miles offshore Malta coming from Bizerte, Tunisia. After towage arrangements were done the 38 metre tug SPINOLA let Grand Harbour at 1204 hrs and reaching the ship […]