Anti Piracy Vessels – DE 421

One of the fishing vessels that was converted into an anti piracy vessel is the Maltese (MLT) Flag vessel DE 421. She was built at Muggia, Trieste in Italy in 1994 as PUCCIO SECONDO with fishing matricola as CT 2850 homeported a Catania, Italy. During 2015 she use to operate for a Maltese company and […]

Tankers – MARIANGELA MONTANARI

The 1906 established Italian Shipping Company – Navigazione Montanari SpA  operating in the maritime transport sector, in particular of liquid and gaseous materials has been always a regular caller to Malta. Today we are featuring the 1963 built tanker MARIANGELA MONTANARI built by Cantiere Navale Felszegi, Muggia in Italy with yard number 72 following the […]

Valletta Cruise Port – Cruise Liner BOREALIS maiden call – 08.11.2021

The second former Holland America Line cruise liner to call at Malta within 3 days was the 1997 built liner BOREALIS that passed Grand Harbour breakwaters at 0804 hrs coming from Alicante Spain during her maiden call on Monday 8th November in South Easterly weather. She’s the second ship to be named in the Fred […]

Valletta Cruise Port – Nicko Cruises VASCO DA GAMA maiden call – 05.11.2021

On Friday 5th November, 2021 the 1993 built cruise liner VASCO DA GAMA entered Grand Harbour, Malta on a foggy morning during her maiden call with Nicko Cruises at 0709 hrs coming from Syracuse, Sicily. She was built by Fincantieri at Trieste, Italy as the Holland America Line STATENDAM trading until 2015. She was acquired […]

Towage – FALISCA towing KAY (YARD 910) from Valletta, Malta – 18.03.2016

One of the most interesting Hull towages from Grand Harbour, Malta was of the 112 metre passenger ship YARD 910 known as KAY towed by the Italian tug FALISCA. She was built in Poland by Kommuny Paryskeij at Gdynia as Yard No B961/05. She was launched on 11th November 1989 and completed during April 1990 […]

Semi-Submersible Pipe Layer CASTORO SEI – Aerial Photography – 15.08.2014

On Friday 15th August 2014, the 1978 built semi-submersible Pipe Layer CASTORO SEI was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 40 miles offshore Malta heading to Burgas, Bulgaria from Rotterdam, Netherlands. She was built in Trieste, Italy by Fincantieri and homeported in Nassau (BHS Flag). She’s 152 metres long with 70.5 metres […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – COSTA FIRENZE – 05.10 to 14.10.2020.

On Monday 5th October the new building cruise liner Hull 6273 named as COSTA FIRENZE entered Grand Harbour, Malta on a dull afternoon coming from Fincantieri Marghera Shipyard, Italy. She was due to be assisted by 3 tugs but LIENI went disable and duty pilot took responsibility with 2 tugs – SEA SALVOR and SPINOLA […]