AFM – Limpet Mines removed from Palestine Liberation Organization yacht ANGEL – 21.08.1987
After the Lebanon War the Israeli government was rather confident to secure the last strategic peace with the northern neighbour. To the Israeli Navy, Hezbollah at first was no enemy. The terrorists acted only in Lebanon and ashore of which they had no boats at their disposal and no move to carry out terror attacks […]
Tugboat News – AMERSTROOM at Malta again – 2022.
One of the Dutch Companies that repairs at Malta is Van Wijngaarden Marine Services that offers worldwide maritime services. Lately we saw once again the 2013 built Eurotug 2308 26.68 metre tug AMERSTROOM entering Marsamxett Harbour, Malta on 26th March, 2022 at 1655 hrs coming from Abu Qir, Egypt. She berthed at Manoel Island Yacht […]
Local Shipping – Tanker SEAGULL I
A floating Fuel Hub located at Marsamxett Harbour is the 1955 built tanker SEAGULL I. She was built in 1955 by H.B.Peters , Te Dedimsvaart, Netherlands as SEAGULL, a name she kept until she she was sold to Cornflower Shipping Limited (Shell Agents in Malta) and renamed SEAGULL I with official number 5048 in 1997. […]
Broken Up – SEVE-SEAS I at Malta – Q 4 of 2021.
The 62 year old tanker SEVE-SEAS I was broken up at Malta after being shifted to MMH Facilities by the tug GOZZO on Thursday 16th September, 2021. Started her life as HSwMS FRYKEN A 217 with the Swedish Navy she was delivered on 24th November, 1959 supporting the navy with fresh water. She was built […]
Former Military – TREVOSE
A prototype General Service Launch built in UK for the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineeers of the British Army is still trading with her original name – TREVOSE. She was built in 1964 by Thornycroft, Southampton with 74 tons Displacement as a General Service Launch for the War Department Fleet, performing duties with the Royal […]
Libyan Shipping – Marine Biology Research Vessel NOUR
One of the French built vessels around is the Libyan Research Vessel NOUR. She was built for the French Government at Ateliers & Chantiers Auroux at Arcachon in France as Yard no 290 bearing the name of CYROS as a French Fishery Research Vessel. She’s ice strengthened and 48.70 metres long with 10.01 metres wide […]
Local Shipping – XMUN (II)
A 61 year old lady delivered in 1959 , currently at Malta is the water tanker XMUN (II). Started her life as HSwMS FRYKEN A 217 with the Swedish Navy she was delivered on 24th November, 1959 supporting the navy with fresh water. She was built by Marinteknik Verkstads AB of which in 1972, the […]
Anti Piracy Vessels – DE 421.
One of the fishing vessels converted into an anti piracy vessels is the Maltese (MLT) Flag vessel DE 421. She was built at Muggia, Trieste in Italy in 1994 as PUCCIO SECONDO with fishing matricola as CT 2850 homeported a Catania, Italy. She’s 24.2 metres long with a beam of 5.5 metres and 106 as […]
Local Shipping – HANINI
One of the ships that was used as a ferry between Malta and Gozo was the 1926 twin screw steel built yacht HANINI. She was completed by George Brown & Co at Greenock, UK for Sir Richard A. Cooper as ALICE. In 1933 she was sold to Teodoro Morisini at Naples, Italy and in 1937 […]
Yachting – 2016 built 26m yacht ABLE ONE
Last Friday 30th August 2019 an interesting look alike tug converted into a pleasure yacht was spotted anchored off St. Paul’s Islands, Malta. Infact she was the 26.75 metre long with 7 metres wide and 6 berth pleasure yacht ABLE ONE of which she came from Olbia, Italy. She was built in 2016 by Parkol […]