Yacht Transport – Symphony Star discharging Sunseeker yacht at Malta – 22.04.2023

The 2015 German built Ecobox Multi-Purpose Vessel SYMPHONY STAR called to Valletta, Malta on the late morning of Saturday 22nd April, 2023. More images can be found here –  https://maltashipphotos.com/photo/symphony-star-22-04-2023/ On Completion of berthing including tug assistance from tug SEA SALVOR, preparations started to discharge the Sunseeker 100 Yacht More images can be found here […]

Barges – Cassar’s barges during Malta International Fireworks Festival 2024 – April 2024

The 23rd edition of the Malta International Fireworks Festival is here with Local Licensed Fireworks Factories & Clubs to organize traditional fireworks displays. These Local Licensed Factories are required to serve as a transition between one display and another, and they will also have dedicated days to show their amazing work throughout the Festival. Festival took off last […]

Maiden Call – Greek Refrigerated Ship AVRAMAR FRY at Malta – 08.04.2024

On Monday 8th April, 2024 the former Maltese owned refrigerated vessel SANTINA passed breakwaters at 13o5 hrs as the Greek flag and owned boat AVRAMAR FRY. She was built in Spain by Rodman Polyships at Vigo, Spain as the PUNTA LA GAVIOTA homeported at Santa Cruz De Tenerife (ESP Flag) in March 1999 with fishing […]

Gaza-Israel War – Maritime Aid Corridor – OPEN ARMS left Cyprus – 12.03.2024

Most of Gaza’s people are now internally displaced, and there are severe bottlenecks in aid deliveries at land border checkpoints with Gaza has been under an Israeli navy blockade since 2007, when Hamas took control of the enclave. There have been few direct sea arrivals since then. The daily number of aid trucks entering Gaza […]

Cargo News – First Cargo Sail Ship at Malta – Oct/Nov 2023

On Tuesday 15th February, 2022 the French shipping company Grain de Sail ordered a second cargo sailboat for Transatlantic Shipments and on Tuesday 31st October, 2023 the newly built vessel GRAIN DE SAIL II passed Grand Harbour, Malta breakwaters at 0927 hrs coming from Piriou’s shipyard at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam via Suez Canal […]

Casualties – FRAU NANCY Disabled – 24.04.2007

On Tuesday 24th April 2007 the local tug LIENI was seen towing the disabled 1972 built ship FRAU NANCY towards Grand Harbour, Malta. FRAU NANCY was bound to Algeria when engine problems occurred and she was disabled. Local tugboat LIENI was dispatched from Grand Harbour around 2200 hrs towards her position – 20 miles north […]

Local Shipping – 29 towing Bezz IV – 02.05.2015

One of the 6 former US Army tugs that was donated by the US Government to Malta and currently owned by Bezzina Maritime Services is no doubt the famous workhorse tug 29. She was built by American Electric Welding Co, Savannah, Georgia, USA as ST 2029 for the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1952. […]

Cruise Liner – LE JACQUES CARTIER

The sixth ship of the Ponant Explorers class of cruise ships operated by the French line Compagnie du Ponant is LE JACQUES CARTIER. In March 2018, Ponant announced the order of two additional 180-passenger expedition ships including LE JACQUES CARTIER of which MALTA SHIP PHOTOS had the opportunity to photograph from the air the towage […]