Ship of the Week – FALCON originally SOUTHLEIGH

One of the Lowestoft trawlers that was seen in Malta was the diving support vessel FALCON that was seen both at Sliema Creek, Marsamxett Harbour and at Grand Harbour in 1997. She was built in Lowestoft by the Shipyard of Richards Iron Works Ltd as Yard Number 417 for Small and Co Ltd of Lowestoft […]

Maltese Fishing Vessels – MFA 298 MANWEL

One of the German built fishing trawlers that used to be part of the Maltese Fishing Fleet was the 1974 built MANWEL with fishing matricola as F 298. She was built by Martin Jansen GmbH & Co KG, Leer with yard number 112 and completed in Danmark as the Danish Side Fishing Trawler WESTBOUND homeported […]

BFT Season 2020 – Towing Tuna Cages – 22.05.2020

Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is a highly migratory species fish. Three different methods of bluefin tuna culture are being used at different levels of development today in the world. Fattening of adult tunas remains today the most common farming method at the commercial scale. In this method, adult tunas are caught and then fattened for several months. […]

Maltese Fishing Vessels – F 143 TEMPTATION

One of the British Military Boats left in Malta was the 1943 built former Army GSP, converted as a yacht of which back in 1978 she was acquired by Marsaxlokk Fishermen family and renamed her as TEMPTATION registered as F 143. She was 17.83 m long with the Maltese Registry of Shipping Official Number (O.N.) […]

Fishing Vessels – Libyan purse seiner ALNOGOM ALMODIAA 1

One of the oldest Libyan fishing vessels at Malta is the 1979 built ALNOGOM ALMODIAA 1. She was built in the Netherlands by Scheepswerft Hakvoort at Monnickendam as the Irish EILEAN CROINE registered in Dublin with IMO number 7816771 and 297 GRT. She was brought to Malta in December 2006 as CROINE S-238 with another […]

Rescue – Italian Trawler SALVATORE RUSSO calls to Gozo – 13.02.2019

On Wednesday 13th February 2019 around 2045 hrs the 2000 built Italian flag stern trawler SALVATORE RUSSO entered Mgarr Harbour, Gozo with a waiting Ambulance from Gozo General Hospital. She was built in 2000 at Campobasso, Termoli in Italy with metal hull and 21.21 metre length overall. Her former name was LINA CANNARSA MADRE and […]

Fishing – Tunisian Trawler KARIM TG 594

Lately, a Tunisian Flag fishing stern trawler KARIM was involved in towing a cage during the Blue Fin Tuna (BFT) Season to one of the Tuna Ranches Operators in Malta. She was bearing fishing registration as TG 594 and she was built in 1981 in Trapani, Italy by Cantiere Navali Stabile as LABOR SECONDO flying […]

Chinese Fishing Vessels – AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

On Monday 20th June 2016, while on Aerial Surveillance 2 49 metre Chinese Fishing Vessels were photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS offshore Sicily heading to West Africa. They consisted of LIAN RU 43 bearing mmsi 4122201842   And LIAN RU 44 bearing mmsi 412201843 Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. […]