Casualties – Collision between 2 ferries at Palermo Port – 03.10.2021

On Sunday 3rd October, 2021 morning the Tirrenia ropax RAFFAELE RUBATTINO coming from Naples, Italy collided with the berthed Siremar ferry ANTONELLO DA MESSINA at Palermo Port, Sicily. It seems there was a stern thruster failure with both ships sustained damages with ANTONELLO DA MESSINA nose damaged while RAFFALE RUBATTINO had stern ramp and starboard […]

Local Shipping – Sea Malta’s – ZEJTUN

Sea Malta Company Limited was the Maltese National Shipping Line. Established on 10th November 1973 during the tenure of the Labour Government led by Dominic Mintoff, which had the majority of the shares in the new company. The quest of this company was to provide maritime services company as well as to the need of the nation in general, and to […]

Bunkering – MSC BRIDGE – 12.01.2020

On Sunday 12th January 2020 the 1998 built ro/ro ship MSC BRIDGE completed bunkering at Area 3 East by Go Fuels bunkering tanker LEYONA at 1136 hrs. She was built in Italy by Esercizio Cantieri at Viareggio as STENA AUSONIA. Between 1998 and 2002 she was chartered to Britain’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary renamed RFA SEA CENTURION A […]

Ship of the Week – FIDES – 07.09.2019

One of the ships that used to operate for Grimaldi Group, Naples, Italy was the 178.09 metres long ro/ro ship FIDES. She used to berth at Dwq 4 using her stern ramp. She was built in Germany in 1993 by Flender Werft at Lubeck and homeported at Valletta (MLT Flag). She can carry 1,500 cars; […]