Yacht Transport – Fagelgracht once again at Malta – 21.11.2023

On Tuesday 21st November the 2011 built multi purpose carrier cargo ship FAGELGRACHT was seen again at Malta during Yacht Transport Operations. First time to see her at Malta was back to 3 years ago, during the month of November too and berthed at Magazine Wharf as per below image. Sailing Yachts TIPSY GYPSY and […]

AFM – Yacht Aground assistance – 15.11.2023

Around 2115 hrs of  Wednesday 15th November, 2023 the Polish 10 m sailing yacht LA AVENTURA with call sign SPS 4217 contacted Malta VTS due that she ran aground, with the master requested to be evacuated  after she was taking water. AFM Defender rib P05 was immediately dispatched to the area, assessing the situation and […]

Yacht Transport – HC Melina – 15.04.2020

On Wednesday 15th April, 2020 the 2011 built MPP HC MELINA entered Grand Harbour, Malta with yachts for loading 2 units and discharging 4 units. She was secured at Magazine Wharf at 0445 hrs after duty pilot boarded at 0355 hrs. The first operation was the discharging of the Beneteau Oceanis 60 sailing yacht NOUS. […]

Yacht Transport – SYMPHONY SPIRIT – 19.10.2021

The famous  Rolex Middle Sea Race in Malta (RMSR) starting from Valletta has risen continuously since it was first held in 1968. After leaving the Grand Harbour , Malta, boats head to the Gulf of Messina (Sicily), then the Aeolian Islands (together with the active volcano Stromboli), then passing through the Aegadian Islands, Islands of […]

Ship Repair – 1957 built sailing yacht SAINT KILDA at Malta

One of the vessels that entered Grand Harbour, Malta under different names was the 1957 built 51.33 metre 3 masted steel schooner SAINT KILDA. She was built in 1957 by Abeking & Rasmussen at Lemwerder, Germany as the trawler BIELEFELD trading until 1971 where she was renamed STARFISH E 213 under Danish flag in 1984. […]

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 […]

Local Shipping – HERA II (II)

One of the short sea passenger ships around is the Turkish Gullet HERA II (ii) which replaced the first HERA II (1997 built) which was sold locally and now named as FAITH. She arrived in Malta entering Sliema Creek at Marsamxett Harbour on Thursday 23rd July, 2020 from Turkey. On 28th October 2020 she was […]