Cable Layer – ANTONIO MEUCCI in Malta for Submarine Cable Repairs – September 2023

On Friday 15th September, 2023 the Ports & Yachting Directorate of Transport Malta (Maritime Authority) issued a Local Notice to Mariners 171 of 2023 regarding repairs on Submarine Cable GO1 at St. Paul’s Bay. Being a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is located 80km south to Sicily, […]

Tanker News – DOMINIA’s crew standoff OPL Malta – 28.09.2023

An international legal battle has erupted around the 2009 built tanker DOMINIA that used to be owned  by the Bari, Italy  based shipping company Morfini. Originally the tanker was arrested by Transport Malta via court order with CW 870/2023 on 23rd May, 2023 following the action of the Irish fund Nassau Maritime Holdings, which in […]

Malta Naval Visits – HMS ALBION L 14 – 07.11 to 11.11.2022

On Monday 7th November 2022, Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS ALBION L 14 arrived in Malta berthing starboard side alongside to Boiler Wharf. The visit coincided with a series of Remembrance Day commemorations happening in Malta of which her Country Flag was flown half mast as per below images. Her last call to Malta […]

Law Enforcement – Transport Malta Marine Unit Issues

One of the five new RHIBs Transport Malta (TM) purchased from Rabat, Malta for their maritime enforcement section has already been declared to be no longer seaworthy by the surveyor and needs to be scrapped, while the other four were found to have developed serious structural problems. But despite technical reports on the state of […]

Weather Conditions – Storm Helios Damage at Grand Harbour – February 2023

During February 2023 Malta experienced STORM HELIOS which was set to hit the Maltese Islands late Wednesday 8th February as a depression that was located over Algeria moved across to Libya and made its way towards the central Mediterranean. From the early hours of Thursday until Thursday night, Force 7  Easterly winds where in force and […]

Maritime Accident – Virtu Gozo High Speed Craft SAN FRANGISK – 30.03.2023

On Thursday 30th March the High Speed Craft SAN FRANGISK had to abort the 1645 hrs voyage just outside Mgarr Harbour breakwater due to an exhaust problem in the engine room that caused a thick smoke. As a precaution all passengers were evacuated onto smaller craft including Galaxy Charters Malta Boat CHIKO. At no time […]

Dredging – GRANE R dredging inner part of Grand Harbour – August 2022

After nearly a month anchored at Bunkering Area 3, the 2010 built DP 2 multi purpose offshore vessel GRANE R entered Grand Harbour on Friday 12th August originally coming from Viana do Castelo at Portugal of which she passed breakwaters at 0839hrs. Transport Malta issued Local Notice to Mariners no 136 regarding the dredging works […]

Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 13.04.2022

While the tanker CHEM P is anchored Within Territorial Waters of Malta awaiting various permissions to complete her voyage here are the latest movements – Monday 28th March, 2022 1630 hrs – CHEM P received a court warrant – 425/2022 from Enemalta plc with the claimed amount of € 30,000,000. Friday 1st April, 2022 1226 […]