AFM – MELITA I conducts medevac with EAGLE BRISBANE – 29.12.2023

On Friday 29th December, 2023 the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) responded to a medical evacuation (medevac) call with the Aframax crude oil tanker EAGLE BRISBANE. The Vittoria Class SAR Boat MELITA I was dispatched to the tanker around 3 miles north east off Grand Harbour, since she was in ballast condition and around 0935 […]

Bunkering – Former Australian roro ship now named JOLLY EXPRESS – 13.11.2020

An interesting roro ship formerly Australian owned by TOLL Group now named as JOLLY EXPRESS was seen uplifting bunkers at Bunkering Area 3 East, Malta on Thursday 12th/Friday 13th November 2020. She was built at South Korea by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries at Geoje as TASMANIAN ACHIEVER in 1999 for TOLL Transport based at […]

Libyan Shipping – Crude Oil Tanker SAMRAA ALKHALEEJ.

One of the Aframax crude oil tanker around is the 2006 built tanker SAMRAA ALKHALEEJ. She was acquired from Geden Lines, Turkey as SPIKE and was renamed to her current name as of 16th January, 2009. She was built in South Korea by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries at Geoje with 114,858 deadweight tons. She’s […]

Offshore News – 3 Drillships anchored off Gibraltar – 21.05.2020

With the current COVID-19 situation especially the offshore side with hardly crew changes etc, lately 3 drillships operated by Stena Drilling anchored off Gibraltar awaiting orders. Arriving late in April they are the STENA ICEMAX which is the world’s first dynamically positioned, dual mast ice class drillship. She’s a Harsh Environment DP Class 3 drillship […]

Malta Freeport – MSC KALINA at Malta – 30.10.2015

The 2009 built container ship MSC KALINA called at Malta Freeport Terminal on Friday 30th October, 2015 berthing at Terminal 2 North Quay assisted by 3 local tugs. She was built in South Korea by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries at Geoje and is 366 metre long with 51 metres beam and homeported in Panama (PAN). […]

PASSER BY – Pipe Lay Crane Vessel  SAIPEM FDS – 11.03.2018. The 2000 built BHS flag pipe lay crane vessel SAIPEM FDS was spotted at 1719 hrs (1619 UTC)  passing by 47.4 nautical miles North off Valletta, Malta bound to Larnaca, Cyprus from Cartagena, Spain on Sunday 11th March 2018. She was built in South Korea by Samsung […]

NEW BUILDING CANCELLATION – OCEAN RIG CANCELS DRILLSHIP. South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has terminated an order for a delayed drillship that was one of two contracted in 2014 that were scheduled for delivery in June 2017, ordered by Ocean Rig. However, as demand for drilling vessels deteriorated after oil prices declined sharply from […]

World Largest Container Ship – OOCL HONG KONG in the Mediterranean Sea – 02.02.2018 The 399.87m (1, 311.9 ft) container ship OOCL HONG KONG was seen transitting the Malta-Sicily Channel bound to Felixstowe, UK from Singapore mostly fully loaded on Friday 2nd February, 2018. She was built at the Samsung Heavy Industries, Geoje Shipyard, South Korea with […]