Maiden Call – Shoalbuster Tug COASTAL ROAMER – 18.12.2022

On Sunday 18th December, 2022 at 0745 hrs the 2014 built NLD flag and owned tugboat COASTAL ROAMER entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call berthing at Pinto 2 Wharf. She was built in Netherlands by Damen Shipyards as SL MBISSI for Smit Lamnalco as a Shoalbuster 2508 tugboat with 19.3 tonnes bollard pull. […]

Delivery – Tug OCEAN AQUA at Malta – 25.03.2022

On Friday 25th March, 2022 the 2003 built VCT flag 22.35 metre Shoalbuster 2208 tug OCEAN AQUA entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0704 hrs coming from the Persian Gulf via Suez Canal for bunkers and stores/provisions on her maiden call while being delivered to new owners. She was launched by Stocznia Kozle Serwis Sp.Z o.o […]

Passer By – SEA BRAVO towing OLYMPIC Z – 24.05.2021

On Monday 24th May, 2021 the 2008 built tug SEA BRAVO towing the 2007 built offshore tug/supply ship OLYMPIC Z passed by 32.2 nautical miles NNE off Malta underway from West Africa bound to Greece. SEA BRAVO is a Damen built Shoalbuster 3209 with a length overall of 32.08 metres with 9.10 metres beam and […]

Tugboat – GPS AVENGER at Malta – 01.03.2020

The 2709 Shoalbuster GPS AVENGER entered Valletta, Malta for few hours on Sunday 1st March for the first time she was built in the Netherlands by Damen at Hardinxveld in 2013. She has two Caterpillar engines delivering 3.000 BHP which results in 38.8 tons bollard pull. In combination with minimal draft, the 200 BHP bow […]


On Thursday 6th September 2018 the 2004 built NLD flag Damen Shoalbuster 2609 S anchor handling tug AMSTELSTROOM called OPL Malta for bunkering operations while towing the 1998 built dipper dredger ABEKO SERVER 1 while underway Alexandria, Egypt to Barcelona, Spain.         Dredger ABEKO SERVER 1 is familiar to our harbour seen twice back in […]