Tanker News – Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) sells IZUMO PRINCESS – April 2024

Greek shipping company Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) has sold the 2007 Japanese built aframax tanker IZUMO PRINCESS for approximately $37 million, advancing its ongoing initiative to modernize her fleet.   Although the buyer was not disclosed she is now owned by Seychelles-registered Noble Sphere Corp and has been renamed THORIN heading to Primorsk, Russia. Currently […]

Tankers – Oil Product Tanker MERSEY SPIRIT

One of the Turkish built tankers trading around is the 1996 built 76.6 m long oil products tanker MERSEY SPIRIT. She’s a former Danish tanker from the Herning Shipping A/S  of which in Malta we still have one from 2 operating with a local shipping company. She was built at Rota Shipyard at Tuzla, Turkey […]

AFM – MELITA I conducts medevac with EAGLE BRISBANE – 29.12.2023

On Friday 29th December, 2023 the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) responded to a medical evacuation (medevac) call with the Aframax crude oil tanker EAGLE BRISBANE. The Vittoria Class SAR Boat MELITA I was dispatched to the tanker around 3 miles north east off Grand Harbour, since she was in ballast condition and around 0935 […]

Advertising – Welcome Aboard to Green Ports Malta – 21.12.2023

Creative advertisement graphics, billboards, commercials and social media ads are all around us. They compete with each other for our attention using techniques proven to inspire an emotional reaction. Help your brand rise above average with creative advertising ideas and the right tools to achieve your goals. Another Logo was added yesterday Thursday 21st December, […]

Tugboat – 1957 built HELP at Malta – March 2002

One of the Emden, Germany built tugs that called at Malta was the single screw tugboat HELP, homeported at Nuku Alofa, Tonga flag (TON). She was built by Werft Schulte & Bruns, at Emden, Germany as VOURI with yard number 193 and launched on 15th November 1956  for Union des Remorqueurs de Douala, Cameroon, homeported at […]

Malta Naval Visits – March 2023

Thursday 2nd March  The Russian Navy Project 160 Altay Class Medium seagoing oil products tanker RFS KOLA passed 25.9 nautical miles off Valletta proceeding to East Mediterranean at 2103 hrs. This wasn’t her first passer by move but the first one for 2023. Friday 3rd March  The operated Military Sealift Command of the US Navy […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker ORPHEAS during September 2022

One of the South Korean built tankers, the Greek owned tanker ORPHEAS was drydocked at Dock 6 during September 2022. She was built at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) at Samho, South Korea  as double hull crude oil tanker delivered on 15th May, 2007. On Saturday 24th September, 2022 she was seen leaving the yard […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker HAI SHANG during March 2023

The 2018 built former Greek crude oil tanker ARGIRONISSOS as the CAMPO SQUARE entered Grand Harbour, Malta during the 3rd week of March bound for drydocking at Palumbo Malta Shipyard Dock 6.                                     Her interesting funnel colours of […]

Tanker News – Converting Tanker to a containership Project put on hold – August 2022.

Swedish tanker shipping company Concordia Maritime has decided to put on hold the project that has been exploring the feasibility of converting a tanker into a containership. “The technical study shows that it is technically feasible to convert P-MAX vessels into 2,100 TEU container vessels, but the increasing economic uncertainty has made it difficult to […]