Different Ships Bearing Same Name – Tarros Line VENTO DI GRECALE at Malta

The Italian Shipping Line TARROS , founded in 1828 involved in transportation including logistics, containers  and related services in the Mediterranean Sea is one of the shipping companies that when a vessel is chartered she’s given a predecessor name. The first known VENTO DI GRECALE at Malta was the Italian built 119 metres long ro/ro […]

Maltese Fishing Vessels – MFA 283 SAN NIKOLA

One of the Danish built vessels that used to trade around the Maltese Islands was the 1963 built 25.03 metre fishing vessel SAN NIKOLA. She was built in Denmark by Marstal Traeskibsverft at Marstal as the SLEIPNIR VE 62 for scampi fishing at Iceland. In 1996 she was bought to Maltese owners and brought to […]

Cargo News – Ship INDIAN DAWN auctioned at Malta – January 2017

Abis Shipping was founded on October 1st 2007 in the Netherlands. At the outset, Abis Shipping set a five year target to have more than 10 ships in service for short sea shipping, project cargos and river shipping. Due to the knowledge and experience of the Abis staff and input from local partners Abis Shipping […]

Yachting – Superyacht PURE at Malta – April 2023

The 82 metre superyacht PURE was seen at Malta moored at Grand Harbour Marina during April, 2023. In fact she entered Grand Harbour on Saturday 1st April at 1610 hrs during her maiden call coming from Monaco and moored stern to St. Angelo Wharf.                       […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker VALTAMED from 26.09 to 09.10.2022

One of the Italian crude oil double hull tankers owned by Navigazione Montanari SpA, the 2004 built VALTAMED called at Palumbo Malta Shipyards for drydocking on Monday 26th September, 2022.                                    She was built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine […]

Bunkering – Vehicle Carrier PTOLEMY – 07.01.2023

On Saturday 7th January, 2023 the 1998 built PAN flag vehicles carrier PTOLEMY called at Bunkering Area 3, Malta for uplifting bunkers. She was built in the Netherlands by Frisian Shipbuilding Welgelegen at Harlingen with Yard Number 507 as AUTOPROGESS homeported in Grimstad, Norway. Her keel was laid on 25th March 1997 and launched on […]

Reefers – 1983 built DALMACIJA FRIGO at Malta – 2003

One of the Yugoslavian built vessels was the 1983 built refrigerated cargo ship DALMACIJA FRIGO. She was built by Split Shipyard ( now Brodosplit) at Split, Yugoslavia for Mediteranska Plovidba DD, Croatia, chartered to various companies including with the Arctic Reefers Pool, set up by Cool Carriers in January 1999. On Thursday 8th May 2003 […]

Offshore News – Swire Pacific Offshore Fleet sold to Tidewater – 22.04.2022

On Friday 22nd April Tidewater Inc. announced the completion of its purchase of Swire Pacific Offshore Holdings Ltd., a subsidiary of Swire Pacific Ltd., for approximately $190 million after the sale was announced last 9th March. The deal will allow Tidewater to add SPO’s fleet of 50 OSVs to its own, creating one of the world’s largest OSV fleets. Part of […]