Russia-Ukraine War – Sweden’s support to Ukraine – 2024

Since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, SWEDEN has provided military, humanitarian and civil support to support Ukraine. Since February 2022, Sweden contributed approximately SEK 52 billion (approx. EUR 4,5 billion*) to various initiatives that support Ukraine (29 May 2024). Together with the EU, Sweden has also adopted macroeconomic support and several sanctions packages […]

Shipyards – Norwegian Fosen Yard AS declare bankruptcy – January, 2024

Fosen Yard, also known as Fosen Mechanical Workshop at at Kvithylla in Rissa municipality was established in 1972. Before that time, the company was called Frengen Slip and Motorworks AS,  and in 1962 it was bought by a Norwegian Industrial Builder JENS PETTER BYE (1920-1996) of which 10 years later it was renamed as Fosen […]

Offshore News – Chinese ship suspected of damaging gas pipeline – October 2023

While the world is focused on Middle East Issues, Finnish Police leading the pipeline investigation have named the Hong Kong flagged (HKG) container ship carrier NEWNEW POLAR BEAR as the prime suspect in damaging the gas pipeline early on 8th October. A large anchor was found near the pipeline, and the investigators believe the pipe […]

Tall Ships – Replica GOTEBORG at Malta – October 2022

The world’s largest ocean-going wooden hull tall ship , built as a replica of an 18th Century vessel , GOTEBORG entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Friday 14th October during a 2 year voyage from Sweden to Shanghai. While she was entering  a gun salute was done from the ship and answered from Valletta’s Saluting Battery. […]

Local Shipping – Sea Malta’s – GUDJA

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 […]

Delivery – Monohull SUPERRUNNER JET II – 12.04.2023

The second high speed craft calling at Malta within few days during her delivery voyage and maiden call was the 1999 built 112.5 metres monohull SUPERRUNNERJET II homeported at Limassol (CYP Flag). She was built in France by Alstom Leroux Naval with yard number 822 as GOTLAND for Gotland Rederi AB, Sweden trading until 2003 where […]

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 […]