Maiden Call – Yuan Yu 711; Yuan Yu 712 and Yuan Yu 716 – 06.11.2023

The second batch from the 10 Chinese Bottom Trawlers calling at Malta entered on Monday 6th November, 2023. First to pass breakwater (0741 hrs)was the 2021 built 28.61 metres Bottom Trawler YUAN YU 712 built at Huanghai Shipbuilding Co Ltd in Weihai, China completed on 11th August,2021. With Radio Callsign as BZV5D and homeported at Qin […]

Maiden Call – Yuan Yu 709, Yuan Yu 710 and Yuan Yu 717 – 05.11.2023

An interesting flotilla made up of 10 Chinese Bottom Trawlers  made history in the Maltese Islands as being the first ever Chinese Fishing Vessels especially Bottom Trawlers to enter Grand Harbour, Malta. First one to pass breakwater (0741 hrs)was the 2021 built 28.61 metres Bottom Trawler YUAN YU 709 built at Huanghai Shipbuilding Co Ltd […]

Delivery – 2022 built EcoBulk Carrier MISJE VITA at Malta – 10.11.2022

On Thursday 10th November, 2022 the 2022 built EcoBulk Carrier MISJE VITA entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her delivery voyage from the builders. In fact she passed breakwaters at 1824 hrs. She was built in Sri Lanka by Colombo Dockyard (Pte) Ltd as hull no 250 for Misje Rederi A/S, Norway of which will be […]

Delivery – Platform Supply Vessel COCO at Malta – 07.06.2022

On Tuesday 7th June, 2022 (Public Holiday in Malta ) the 82 metre DAN flag and owned newbuilt Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) COCO entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her delivery voyage and her maiden call to Malta at 0604 hrs. She was built at Vietnam at Vard Vung Tau as yard 806 with her keel […]

Delivery – 2021 newbuilt tug MED VEGA at Malta – December 2021

The Damen newbuilt tug MED VEGA that is owned by MedTug – Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Towage Division was in Malta for uplifting bunkers and sheltering from Gale Force Winds/Weather. She entered Grand Harbour on Sunday 5th December, 2021 at 1506 hrs coming from Sri Lanka, via Suez Canal. She was built in Vietnam at […]

Dredging – Jan De Nul Vessels at Malta – Week 10 of 2020.

Jan De Nul Group is a family owned company that provides services relating to the construction and maintenance of maritime infrastructure on an international basis. Its main focus is dredging including other forms of marine engineering. Jan De Nul Group is the owner of the world’s most modern and most diverse dredging fleet. On Friday 6th March 2020 […]

Casualties – Container ship COSCO PACIFIC fire – 04.01.2020

On Saturday 4th January, 2020 the 2008 built 10,062 TEU capacity container ship COSCO PACIFIC while underway in the Arabian Sea from Port Klang, Malaysia to Nhava Sheva, India reported fire in container or containers, in a cargo hold. The ship interrupted scheduled voyage and headed for Colombo, Sri Lanka arriving there in the morning […]

Tasmania Movements – March 2019

TASMANIA is an island state of Australia and it is located 240 km to the south of the mainland separated by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th largest world island and the surrounding 334 islands. Below are some movements around Tasmania covered by a great friend for the month of March […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner SKYSEA GOLDEN ERA – 12.11.2018

On Monday 12th November 2018 at 0816 hrs the 1995 built cruise ship SKYSEA GOLDEN ERA entered Valletta with her last port reported was from Salalah, Oman after she left Colombo, Sri Lanka on 28th October, 2018 bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard berthing at Parlatorio Wharf. SKYSEA GOLDEN ERA was the lead ship of the Century class of […]