Maiden Call – Dutch Built general cargo ship LHOTSE C – 02.02.2024

One of the Ferus Smit Shipyard built vessels trading around is the 1985 built general cargo ship LHOTSE C homeported at Moroni with Comoros flag (COM). She was built in 1985 as the WATUM and 10 years later she was sold and renamed as DIAMANT of which both at Malta & Gozo use to be […]

Tugboat – 1957 built HELP at Malta – March 2002

One of the Emden, Germany built tugs that called at Malta was the single screw tugboat HELP, homeported at Nuku Alofa, Tonga flag (TON). She was built by Werft Schulte & Bruns, at Emden, Germany as VOURI with yard number 193 and launched on 15th November 1956  for Union des Remorqueurs de Douala, Cameroon, homeported at […]

Casualties – Algerian Purse Seiner YOUNES II sank – April, 2018

On Tuesday 3rd April, 2018, the Algerian tuna purse seiner YOUNES II launched an SOS message to her sister YOUNES I, of which she did not assist her for unknown reasons.  YOUNES I  was able to return to the Tunisian coast to berth in Bizerte, unlike her sistership YOUNES II which disappeared 20 miles north […]

Maiden Call – Finnish ro/ro vessel FINNSUN – 14.07.2023

On Friday 14th July , the 218 metre ro/ro vessel FINNSUN entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0811 hrs coming from Salerno, Italy during her maiden call. Her purpose of the port call was to discharge new cars and berthed at Laboratory Wharf Inner, part of  Valletta Gateway Terminals (VGT).             […]

Maiden Call – Former NS MOSVIK now named as ERA at Malta – 23.06.2023

The German built 82 metre general cargo ship ERA made her maiden call at Malta on Friday 23rd June, 2023 where she passed breakwaters at 2226 hrs coming from Thisvi Port, Greece at the Aegean Sea. We have seen her at Malta since 2021 as the Panama flag (PAN) cargo ship NS MOSVIK and is […]

Malta Naval Visits – LNS TARIQ IBN ZIYAD – 29.07 to 01.08.1991

The Libyan Navy Nanuchka II Class (Project 1234E) Missile Corvette TARIQ IBN ZIYAD one of the Only 2 Nanuchka Hulls that ever visited Malta entered Grand Harbour on Monday 29th July berthing at Crucifix Wharf (now known as Pinto Wharf). She was built at the Soviet Union Vympel Shipyard for the Soviet Navy as MRK […]

Palumbo Superyachts – ATLANTIS II – From 22.02 to 05.04.2023

The Greek built and owned classic yacht ATLANTIS II returned to Malta for her refit and been using Malta as a repetitive customer since the yard was known as Malta Drydocks (MDD). She entered Valletta on Wednesday 22nd February at 1715 hrs coming from Tunis, Tunisia bound to Bormla Wharf at French Creek.     […]