Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cable Layer RESPONDER from 1st to 5th May, 2024.

On Wednesday 1st May, 2024 the 2001 built 139.15 metres long cable layer RESPONDER  called at Grand Harbour, Malta passing breakwaters at 1524 hrs bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyards. She was built in Singapore by Keppel Shipyard Ltd at Benoi with yard no 5029 as the TYCO RESPONDER, the second ship in a class of […]

Towage – Tug CHRISTOS LV towing Pipe Layer SEMINOLE at Malta – 28/29.03.2024

On Thursday 28th March, 2024 the 2007 built tug CHRISTOS LV towing the 135m long pipe layer SEMINOLE was seen approaching within territorial waters (wtw) bound to Bunkering Area 1 for uplifting bunkers and crew change at 2338 hrs. CHRISTOS LV is not a new face in Malta though she never called under Greek ownership. […]

Maiden Call – BOKA FALCON at Valletta, Malta – 02.11.2022

One of the subsea construction support vessels owned by the leading global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors – Boskalis, BOKA FALCON called at Grand Harbour, Malta last November, 2022 during her maiden call with the current name. She was built in 2011 by Drydock World in Singapore for […]

Local Shipping – Tugboat LIENI leaving Malta after 30 years – 30.05.2021.

On Sunday 30th May, 2021 the 28 metre Twin Screw Azimuthing Ulstein Z-Peller Stern Drive Tugboat LIENI left Grand Harbour breakwaters for the last time at 0616 hrs bound to Augusta, Sicily. Images by Capt. Alexei Borg She was built in 1991 as GOLDEN PHOENIX TUG by Tai Kong Trading Company, Singapore as yard number TK-178 […]

Offshore – Jack Up Oil Rig KEY SINGAPORE laid up as from January 2021

The 1982 built jack up oil rig KEY SINGAPORE arrived from Hamriyah, Sharjah at the United Arab Emirates towed by the anchor handling tug/ supply ship A.H.LIGURIA arriving on Sunday 3rd January, 2021 around 1947 hrs anchoring offshore Malta. She was built in Singapore by Marathon Letourneau Offshore as KEY SINGAPORE and designed as a […]

Sale – BULLET 1 and SEA PATRON on sale by Transport Malta – March 2021

Transport Malta is selling the Offshore Tug/Supply Ship SEA PATRON and the self propelled barge BULLET 1 tale quale currently berthed at Bridge Wharf, Grand Harbour. The Offshore Tug/Supply Ship SEA PATRON was built in Singapore in 1983 as the SMIT SUMATERA trading until April 2010. She was bought by E Marine Ltd (Part of […]

Tugboat – Singapore Built THOR SERVER

One of the Faroe Islands operated vessel that was a regular visitor in Malta was the tug THOR SERVER that was used as a guard/chase boat with seismic operations. She was built in 1978 by Marine Builders Pte Ltd at Singapore as yard number 1016 named as AL JUBAIL VIII trading until 1985 where she […]

Offshore – Arrival of Jack Up Oil Rig TOPAZ DRILLER in Malta – 07.10.2020

On Wednesday 7th October, 2020 the 2012 built Chinese semi-submersible heavy lift vessel HUA HAI LONG loaded with the 2009 built jack up oil rig TOPAZ DRILLER arrived at Malta for discharging operation from Port Gentil, Gabon. HUA HAI LONG was built in China at China Merchants Heavy Industries at Shenzhen. It’s the third time […]