Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tsakos tanker ALASKA from 26th May to 27th June 2024

After 24 days since the departure of Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) crude oil tanker ARCHANGEL, it was time to see another  Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) build, this time the ALASKA homeported at Majuro (MHL Flag) too. She passed breakwaters at Grand Harbour on Sunday 26th May at 1248 hrs assisted by 4 tugs and berthed […]

Tugboat News – VB BUCEFALO former Maltese tug SPINOLA in fresh livery at Spain – May 2024

Last 19th March, we issued an article regarding the sale of the former Maltese tug SPINOLA ( https://maltashipphotos.com/local-shipping-tugboat-spinola-sold-march-2024/)  by the powerful Valencian Shipping Group Boluda Towage , a world leader in the towage sector. And during May, 2024 she was renamed as VB BUCEFALO to join their fleet based at Algeciras operating with other Boluda […]

Casualties – 1952 built self discharging bulk carrier MICHIPICOTEN arrived safely in port – 08.06.2024

After yesterday – Saturday 8th June , 2024 we reported that the bulker MICHIPICOTEN collided with something underwater on Lake Superior and had water ingress ( https://maltashipphotos.com/casualties-1952-built-self-discharging-bulk-carrier-michipicoten-taking-water-08-06-2024/)  has safely anchored in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She was loaded with taconite when she began to take on water after  colliding with something underwater. Taconite is a low-grade […]

Yacht Transport – Symphony Star discharging Sunseeker yacht at Malta – 22.04.2023

The 2015 German built Ecobox Multi-Purpose Vessel SYMPHONY STAR called to Valletta, Malta on the late morning of Saturday 22nd April, 2023. More images can be found here –  https://maltashipphotos.com/photo/symphony-star-22-04-2023/ On Completion of berthing including tug assistance from tug SEA SALVOR, preparations started to discharge the Sunseeker 100 Yacht More images can be found here […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner LE BOUGAINVILLE – April 2024

One of the cruise liners trading around the world that calls at Palumbo Malta Shipyard is the 2019 built LE BOUGAINVILLE. On Saturday 13th April after she completed drydocking and all refit services with inspections etc, it was the time that she leaves the yard to go outside Grand Harbour for sea trials, compass adjustment, […]

Casualties – RoRo ship CAROLINE RUSS disabled for few minutes – 05.04.2024

On Friday 5th April, 2024 the German built and owned Roll On Roll Off (RoRo) ship CAROLINE RUSS reported to Valletta VTS at 1432 hrs that while she was underway to Valletta from Palermo with her scheduled port of call she had a main engine failure , approximately 4 miles off Fish Farm Area (AJD Tuna Ranch). […]

Malta Naval Visits – February 2024

Friday 2nd February.  Year 2024 was started with an interesting naval movement  and the maiden call of the French Navy Mistral Class Amphibious Assault & Command Ship (Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement / BPC) FS DIXMUDE L 9015. She passed breakwaters at 0817 hrs coming from Egypt after she was being used as a […]