Palumbo Malta Shipyard – LPG carrier NAVIGATOR LEO from 21st May to 16th June 2024

One of the South Korean built ships trading around the world is the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) carrier NAVIGATOR LEO called at Palumbo Malta Shipyard for essential repairs and upgrades on Tuesday 21st May, 2024 passing breakwaters at 0947 hrs and berthing at Parlatorio Wharf. She was built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co Ltd as […]

Offshore News – Survey at Malta-Italy Connector reaching final stages – Nov 2022.

The preliminary marine route survey for the second Malta-Italy electricity interconnector is nearing its final stages, project developer InterConnect Malta reported. The seabed survey was split into three sections, including Malta coast, offshore along the route between the two countries, and nearshore Italy. The collection of geophysical, geotechnical and environmental data in the offshore part […]

Ukraine Crisis – Russian Navy building up around Ukraine – 21.02.2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow does not want a war in Europe amid rising tensions over Ukraine but demanded that the issue of Kyiv’s relationship with NATO be resolved in its entirety immediately. Speaking at a joint news conference on Tuesday 15th February, 2022 after talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Putin said Russia had […]

Local Shipping – BEEZER

One of the ships involved in Oil Spill Response is the 1990 built RTK 412 Ramped Craft BEEZER. She arrived aboard the research ship NORTHELLA back in 2001 (NORTHELLA article – https://maltashipnews.com/2021/10/17/research-survey-vessel-northella/ )of which she was stored at Cassar Ship Repair Yard. Apart from oil spill response she’s used for other purposes such as transportation […]

Research/Survey Vessel – NORTHELLA

One of the ships that sent to war during the Falklands Crisis in 1982 was the 1973 built ship NORTHELLA. She was built at Clelands Shipbuilding Co Ltd at Willington Quay, Wallsend,Tyne, UK with yard number as 325 for J Marr & Sons Ltd as the fishing vessel NORTHELLA with fishing matricola H206 at Hull, […]

Offshore – Tidewater 2012 built Platform supply vessel HANDIN TIDE

One of the frequently Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) seen around the Maltese Islands working in the Mediterranean Sea is the Tidewater owned HANDIN TIDE that used to work at West Africa and currently involved in survey operations with Fugro. She was built in China by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding at Mawei in 2012. Her calls to […]

Research/Survey Vessel – ATLANTIC SURVEYOR.

A former standby/safety vessel that was converted into a research/Survey vessels was the ATLANTIC SURVEYOR. She was built in the Netherlands in 1972 at Amels Holland in Makkum as the Buoy Tender BREEVEERTIEN for the Dutch Government with yard no 324. She was acquired in 1997 and renamed as TELCO BALTIC trading until November 2004 […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – ELIAS TSAKOS from 02.08.2021 to 14.08.2021

The 5 year old 249.90 metre long Aframax type crude oil tanker ELIAS TSAKOS called at Palumbo Malta Shipyard. She entered Grand Harbour on Monday 2nd August, 2021 passing breakwaters at 1558 hrs. She was assisted by 4 tugs bound for drydocking at Dock 6. She was built in Romania by Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries […]

Research/Survey Vessel – KOBI RUEGG

One of the latest equipment belonging to the Dutch Geo Intelligence Provider Fugro was the 2015 built research vessel KOBI RUEGG that entered Grand Harbour, Malta last Thursday 29th April. She was built in USA by Thoma Sea Shipbuilders at Lockport, Los Angeles as FUGRO AMERICAS until July 2017 where she was due the begin […]