Broken Up – Tall Ship EARL OF PEMBROKE – 2nd December 2022

The 1945 Swedish built wooden 3 masted barque ship EARL OF PEMBROKE was towed/pushed to Kampen, Netherlands to be broken up on Friday 2nd December 2022 at Hoeben RDM Schepen.  She was built in Pukavik, Sweden as ORION and used to haul timber in the Baltic Sea until 1974 when she was laid up in Thisted, Denmark She was moved to […]

Yachting – 2019 built 41.14 m yacht ROYAL FALCON ONE at Malta – June 2022

The 2019 built 41.14m catamaran hull ROYAL FALCON ONE was seen at Grand Harbour, Malta for 22 hours berthing at St. Angelo Wharf, Grand Harbour Marina She entered Valletta on Monday 6th June, 2022 passing breakwaters at 0718 hrs coming from Genoa, Italy. She was designed by the Singapore based Royal Falcon Fleet sporting naval […]

Passenger Ships – PALOMA I

One of the Polish built ships originally bound for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was the 1980 built ferry DMITRIY SHOSTAKOVICH from a Class of 7 as Project B492/B493 by Stocznia Szczecinska im Adolfa Warskiego Warskiego in Szczecin, Poland. She was the lead of her class which she was named for the Soviet era Russian composer […]

Delivery – DFDS ropax AURA SEAWAYS at Malta – January 2022

On Friday 7th January at 1652 hrs the 2021 built new Ropax AURA SEAWAYS entered Grand Harbour, Malta on a rainy day coming from her Chinese builders underway to Scandinavia berthing at Pinto 1 and 2 wharves part of Valletta Cruise Port. She is the first in a series of two new ro/ro passenger ferry […]

Casualties – Aland Islands Ferry AMORELLA ran aground – 20.09.2020

The 1988 built ferry AMORELLA operated by the ferry company Viking Line between the Finnish western port city of Turku and Swedish capital Stockholm is currently aground south of the port of Långnäs in the Åland Islands. In a tweet, the local coastguard division stated that AMORELLA went aground south of Långnäs. The ship pushed […]

Coronavirus – Stena Line will lay off 950 employees – 16.03.2020

The coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on Swedish ferry company STENA LINE, who announced last Monday 16th March, 2020 that it will cut 950 jobs due to a sharp decline in passenger travel bookings as a result of the outbreak. Stena Line said the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and subsequent travel restrictions imposed by several countries have […]

Ferry News – Delivery of IONIAN STAR – September 2019.

The former Norwegian flag ferry BOHUS run by Color Line was spotted last Sunday 8th September, 2019 anchored at Bunkering Area 4, Malta as IONIAN STAR with PAN flag. She was built in Danmark by Danyard Aalborg at their Aalborg yard (Yard number 190) PRINSESSAN DESIREE for Sessan Line (Rederi AB, Goteborg Frederikshavn Linjen, Sweden) […]

LOCAL SHIPPING – BREANT chartered to Sea Malta – 2005 During 2005 the national line SEA MALTA chartered the 1975 built GIB flag ro/ro vessel BREANT entering Valletta (Grand Harbour), Malta for cargo operations berthed at Deep Water Quay and Laboratory Wharves.She was built in Sweden by Karlskronavanet in Karlskrona. Length overall of 110 metres and […]