Ships from Canada – 1907 built steamship KEEWATIN

The world’s last Edwardian (TITANIC era) passenger steamship KEEWATIN was underway to her new home last Friday 28th April, 2023. She was built in 1907 by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company of Glasglow, Scotland as yard number 453. She was one of 3,800 similar ships built from 1900 to 1920 and is the same […]

Delivery – LADY CHANELLE arrive at Malta – 27.04.2023

The first acquisition for CSKC Co Ltd, Malta – LADY CHANELLE passed breakwaters on Thursday 27th April, 2023 at 1543  hrs during her delivery voyage from Mallaig, Scotland to Malta with GBR flag homeported at Stornoway covering 2,690 nautical miles. She was built in 2009 in Vigo, Spain as SANGRE AZUL  for Spanish Interests with […]

Accidents – Research Vessel PETREL – 22.03.2023

On Wednesday 22nd March, 2023 thirty-three people have been injured after the research vessel PETREL , that was previously owned by the co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen (who died in 2018), dislodged from her dock blocks inside a dry dock, with the 3,000-ton ship leaning at a 45-degree angle toppled over in a dry dock […]

Offshore – Drill Ship PACNORSE I

One of the drilling ships that was seen in Malta during the early 80’s, even drydocked at Malta Drydocks was the PACNORSE I. She was built in 1979 by Scotts Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Greenock,  United Kingdom as yard number 746 and named as PACNORSE I for Pacnorse Drilling Corporation 1 Ltd (Kristian Jebsens Rederi A/S […]

Cruise Liner News – Fred Olsen Cruise Lines to sell BRAEMAR – November 2022.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines (FOCL) announced the sale of one of the cruise liners, BRAEMAR since its is rationalizing its fleet to concentrate on modern tonnage. “While BRAEMAR’s smaller size brings many benefits, her size also brings constraints that are not aligned with where we now want to be as a business,” the company said in a […]

Dredging – GRANE R dredging inner part of Grand Harbour – August 2022

After nearly a month anchored at Bunkering Area 3, the 2010 built DP 2 multi purpose offshore vessel GRANE R entered Grand Harbour on Friday 12th August originally coming from Viana do Castelo at Portugal of which she passed breakwaters at 0839hrs. Transport Malta issued Local Notice to Mariners no 136 regarding the dredging works […]

Tugboat – 1958 built tug BEAUFORT SPIRIT

One of the British built tugs trading in the United Kingdom (UK) Area seen in Malta was the 1958 built tug BEAUFORT SPIRIT. She was built by Henry Lobb at Leith, Scotland as yard number 467 launched on 3rd April 1958 and completed during May the same year of which she was delivered to Leith […]

Offshore News – 7 Solstad Vessels Sold For Scrapping – 05.10.2021

Solstad Offshore has sold seven older vessels for green recycling in Norway (Green Yard Feda and Green Yard Kleven) as part of the company’s rescue plan, which involves a divestment of 37 ships. The seven vessels are – FAR SOVEREIGN built by Langsten Slip & Batbyggeri, Norway as yard number 122 in 1999. Homeport is […]

Malta Naval Visits – ROS REGINA MARIA F 222 19-21.09.2021

One of the Fourteen built Type 22 Class frigates for the Royal Navy entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Sunday 19th September at 0952 hrs as ROS REGINA MARIA F 222 with the Romanian Navy. Originally as HMS LONDON F 95 (ex-BLOODHOUND) she was built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Limited (YSL) in Glasgow, Scotland. She was ordered […]