Local Shipping – Bunkering Tanker VALLIERE

One of the Swedish Built ships around is the bunkering tanker VALLIERE.                           She was built at Asiverken, Amal, Sweden in 1962 as the HAMNSJO and was renamed to ALPHA AV DONSO as one of the smaller bunkering tankers in Scandinavia. She was […]

Fishing Vessels – TOK TOK

A British built fishing vessel which ended her years in black events was the 1975 built TOK TOK. She was originally the Petershead Tynedraft 86 Class Fishing Vessel GOLDEN DAWN bearing fishing matricola PD 211 and later while she was delivered to Maltese owners she was flying Irish (IRL) Flag and with matricola as BS […]

Maltese Fishing Vessels – 1975 built GOLDEN DAWN

One of the United Kingdom (UK) based fishing vessels bought locally was the 1975 built GOLDEN DAWN. She was built at Cubow Ltd, Woolwich, London as yard no 704 for Skipper A. Cowe (later to become assistant harbour master at Peterhead) as GOLDEN DAWN with fishing matricola as PD 211. She was a Tynedraft 86 […]

Breaking Up – 1964 built bitumen tanker JAGUAR – July 2019.

On Tuesday 4th May, 2019 the Maltese tugboat SPINOLA towed the 1964 built asphalt/bitumen tanker JAGUAR from OPL Malta towards Grand Harbour. Late afternoon she was joined by another tugboat , the SEA SALVOR and entered Valletta. She berthed starboard side alongside at Shipwrights Wharf at Bezzina Ship Repair Yard. She was built in 1964 […]

Casualties – Inland Tanker LADY SANDRA – 25.03.2020

The 89.90 metre inland tanker LADY SANDRA was split in two on Wednesday 25th March, 2020. A Mayday call was received by the Rescue Coordination Centre Malta (RCC Malta) situated at the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) Operation Centre at Luqa Barracks around 2230 hrs. She was seen at Istanbul, Turkey last 6th February after she […]

Piracy – 7 crew kidnapped on MSC TALIA F – 22.03.2020

On Sunday 22nd March, 2020 pirates boarded the MSC operated feeder container ship MSC TALIA F around 52 nautical miles west of Port Libreville, the Gabonese Republic in the Gulf of Guinea and kidnapped 7 crew. Security consultancy firm Dryad Global said the attack on the ship which is owned by Technomar Shipping of Greece, occurred at […]

Local Shipping – MUMTAZ

During 2016 the 45m oil products tanker MUMTAZ formerly GAC MUMTAZ was seen operating inside Maltese Territorial Waters and OPL for the Maltese company – Mumtaz Maritime Co. Ltd. She was built at Dubai Drydock at Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in 2002, bearing IMO 9268514; 499 GRT and homeported at Valletta, Malta. She […]

SEIZED – Libya’s Naval Forces Seized Tanker LAMAR  – 14.03.2018. On Wednesday 14th March, 2018 Libya’s naval forces seized a TGO flag bunkering tanker LAMAR in the territorial waters without permissions from the state of Libya and arrested her Greek crew on suspicion they planned to smuggle oil out of the North African country. Libya’s […]