Aerial Photography – Crude Oil Tanker FRANKOPAN

One of the Croatian Ships trading around, the 250 metres crude oil tanker FRANKOPAN, part of the Shipping Company – Tankerska Plovidba based in Zadar was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS (MSPAP). She was leaving within territorial waters (wtw) after she left drydocking at Palumbo Malta Shipyard. As a company, it’s been […]

Bunkering – DONGBANG GIANT No 1

The South Korean flag and owned deck cargo ship DONGBANG GIANT No 1 called offshore Malta for uplifting bunkers on Sunday 7th May, 2023. She arrived at Bunkering Area 3 around 1240 hrs for bunkering operation by Zeta Energy tanker LEYONA of which she received fresh water, stores and provision. She was built in South […]

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 […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker ORPHEAS during September 2022

One of the South Korean built tankers, the Greek owned tanker ORPHEAS was drydocked at Dock 6 during September 2022. She was built at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) at Samho, South Korea  as double hull crude oil tanker delivered on 15th May, 2007. On Saturday 24th September, 2022 she was seen leaving the yard […]

Maiden Call – PCTC RCC COMPASS at Malta – 11.01.2023

The 2013 built vehicles carrier RCC COMPASS entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Wednesday 11th January, 2023 marking her maiden call to Valletta Port. She was due to enter on Monday 9th evening and leave on Tuesday 10th in the morning but due to Gale Force Winds on the 10th January it was much clever to […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker CHEMTRANS LEO from 27.08 to 24.09.2022

On Saturday 27th August, 2022 the 2006 built LBR flag chemical/oil products tanker CHEMTRANS LEO left Marsaxlokk Harbour bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd towed by tugboat SENGLEA. Upon approaching off Grand Harbour, tugs PAWLINA and SEA SALVOR assisted her to berth at Parlatorio Wharf. CHEMTRANS LEO was built in South Korea by Hyundai Mipo […]

330 metre VLCC HELLAS FOS at Malta – Aerial Photography – October 2022

The 2022 built GRC flag and owned very large crude carrier (VLCC) HELLAS FOS that was built in South Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) as hull no 3270 was photographed from on the air on 2 occasions by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS in Central Mediterranean. Interesting to see the name as HELLAS FOS again on […]

Ship Repair – PACIFIC WYVERN at Bezzina Ship Repair Yard – 2005.

Bezzina Ship Repair Yard (BSRY) is a complete Ship and Yacht repair facility for vessels of steel, aluminium, CRP and wood. It is a privately family owned and situated at Coal Wharf, Grand Harbour inner side. With 2 former Admiralty reinforced concrete floating docks (RCFD) of which lately they were refurbished, repetitive and new clients […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – LPG Tanker NAVIGATOR VIRGO from 04 to 27.04.2022

Another South Korean built ship, the British owned LPG tanker NAVIGATOR VIRGO was spotted at Palumbo Malta Shipyard during the month of April. In fact she entered Grand Harbour on Monday 4th April at 0852 hrs coming from Arzew, Algeria bound for berthing at Factory Wharf. On Friday 8th April she was shifted from Factory Wharf towards […]