Piracy – 9 Migrants Arrested after rescued by Offshore Vessel – 03.10.2023

Spanish authorities have arrested 9 migrants on allegations of piracy for threatening the crew of the ship that rescued them off the coast of Morocco. On the night of Monday 2nd October, the  (PSV) VOS PACE encountered two migrant boats at a position around  50 nautical miles northeast of Lanzarote, the easternmost isle of the […]

Cruise Liner – JULES VERNE

One of more than 5 ships named in honour of the French science fiction writer JULES VERNE was a cruise liner built in Spain. She was built as yard no 185 at Union Naval de Levante in 1990 for Commodore Cruise Line as CROWN MONARCH trading 1994 then sold to Crown Cruise Line , operating […]

Fishing Vessel – Spanish Gill Netter NUESTRA MADRE LORETO

One of the Spanish Fishing Vessels that from time to time she’s seen in our waters is the 1997 built gill netter NUESTRA MADRE LORETO. She was built in Spain by Astilleros Cardama in Vigo with yard number 403 as NUESTRA MADRE LORETO homeported at Santa Pola since July 1997 with fishing matricola as 3ª […]

High Speed Craft – Hydrofoils Built in Malta

One of the well known Hydrofoil Builder based at Messina, Sicily (Italy) is no doubt – Rodriquez Cantieri Navali (RCN) The history of RCN  has far-off origins, and one has to go back to 1887 to date the beginning of this long and variegated entrepreneurial event. In fact, that year Leopoldo Rodriquez set up a […]

Fishing Vessels – Maltese Fishing Support Workboat GANG PIL LEE

One of the Spanish built vessels trading in Malta is the 2002 built 25.23 metres long fishing support workboat GANG PIL LEE. She was built at Astilleros Nodosa at Marin Shipyard, Spain as yard number 247 and named as AJD 1 for the Maltese Blue Fin Tuna farming Venture AJD Tuna that was established in […]

Delivery – CHANNEL CHIEFTAIN VII arrive at Malta – 11.03.2022

On Friday 11th March, 2022 at 1411 hrs the 2003 built GBR flag 27.70 metres workboat CHANNEL CHIEFTAIN VII passed breakwaters during her delivery voyage from Weymouth, UK to Malta. She was built in Spain by Mercurio Plastics Shipyard at Cartagena as HERMANOS ALBA TERCERO homeported at Cartagena, Spain for the Fuentes Group for the […]

Fishing Vessels – SLEBECH

One of the fishing vessels that used to be in Malta was the 1974 built longliner SLEBECH. She was built in Spain by Astilleros Del Atlantico at Santander as BETI DONOSTI for the Spanish based Fishing Company – Laurak Bat Fisheries and then she was sold to Betty Fisheries in 1980 and renamed SLEBECH homeported […]