Towage – MACISTONE towing 2 former GDF Corrubia Class Patrol Craft – 04.03.2021

It is not the first time that former Italian law Enforcement marine units are seen in Maltese Territorial Waters and back to March, 2021, two former Guardia Di Finanza (GDF) Corrubia Class Patrol Craft were towed/brought to Malta by the 1982 built Italian flag and owned tugboat MACISTONE for further service as an Anti Piracy […]

Ship Repair – 10 year old tug MULTRATUG 27 drydocked at Malta – August 2023.

The 2013 Damen ASD 2810 built tug MULTRATUG 27 was seen again at Malta but this time drydocked inside Melita Marine Group Floating Dock NAZLAB. She entered on Wednesday 23rd August coming from Mellitah, Libya from where she’s been working there since June 2021. Like her sister – MULTRATUG 26 she joined Multraship Fleet during […]

Maiden Call – Multicat C-FENNA at Malta – 13.07.2023

On Thursday 13 th July, 2023 the 2013 built GBR flag Eurocarrier 2611 design multicat C-FENNA entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 1626hrs coming from Fairlie, Scotland meaning that we witnessed 2 Eurocarriers in a week and both as maiden calls. She was built in the Netherlands by Neptune Shipyard as yard number 423 for Stemat […]

Heavy Lift – BBC OPAL loaded at Malta – 30/01 to 13/02.2022

The second BBC-14K-800A class of BBC Chartering Fleet to call at Marsaxlokk Harbour, Malta within 12 months was the 2011 built ship BBC OPAL. She entered on Sunday 30th January at 2212 hrs berthing at the Medserv Base coming from China via Suez Canal. She was loaded with windmill blades. She was built by the […]

Tugboat News – MULTRATUG 17 once again in Malta – 22.12.2021

On Wednesday 22nd December at 0555 hrs the 2008 built 70 tons of bollard pull tug MULTRATUG 17 entered Valletta once again berthing port side alongside Gun Wharf, part of Valletta Cruise Port. She called the first time last 10th June – Read more here – https://maltashipnews.com/2021/06/11/tugboat-news-multratug-17-24-and-27-at-malta-june-2021/ Upon berthing, all Customs & Health Related Paperwork was done crew […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Offshore Tug/Supply Ship GOOD WIND from 13.10 to 10.11.2021

On Wednesday 13th October at 1706 hrs on completion of the departure of an aframax tanker the offshore tug/supply ship GOOD WIND entered Grand Harbour coming from Crotone, Italy. She entered French Creek bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard and berthed at Factory Wharf. On Thursday 21st October around 1530 hrs she shifted from Factory Wharf […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – SCOT MUNCHEN – Aug 2021

On Wednesday 25th August, 2021 at 1800 hrs the 2003 built chemical/oil products tanker SCOT MUNCHEN had pilot and 1 tug ordered for shifting from Dock 5 to Valletta Cruise Port Pinto 4 and 5 wharves. It all started when on Tuesday 17th August SCOT MUNCHEN entered Grand Harbour berthing at the Tank Cleaning Farm […]

Breaking Up – 1995 built container ship BUNGA PELANGI DUA – 2012

On Monday 16th July, 2012 the 1995 South Korean built container ship BUNGA PELANGI DUA was broken up at Alang, India. She was built at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd (HHI) at Seoul in South Korea as Yard No 919. She was 275.1m long with 37.19 m beam. Homeported at Port Kelang, Malaysia (MYS Flag) with […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Ropax JEAN NICOLI from 11.01.2020 to March 2020.

The second ropax from Corsica Lines to call at Palumbo Malta Shipyard was the 1998 built JEAN NICOLI. She entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Saturday 11th January, 2020 in the morning around 0955 hrs 4 days after the first ropax PASCAL PAOLI left the yard. She was built in 1998 by Fosen Mek Verksteder A/S, […]

RoRo Vessels – ALEXANDERHAVEN

The first ship from a Class of 22 known as Project Neva 1607 and 16073 ( The project was developed at the Baltsudoproekt Central Design Bureau ) built for USSR owners and 2 for Jadranska Plovidba, Yugoslavia in Leningrad, USSR was the 1979 built roro ship IVAN SKURIDIN. Built as yard 821 at the A. Zhdanov […]