Harbour Facilities – Ras Hanzir Project, Malta – 29.02.2024

During Q 4 of the year 2020 it was announced that a new wharf for cargo will be built at the Ras Ħanżir area,  part of Grand Harbour , a project that will cost €65 million, partially funded by the EU Cohesion Fund. The Planning Authority File No : PA/08472/19 with ERA Reference EA/00042/19 is […]

Delivery – Tug SMIT EUROPE – 2007

One of the Turkish built tugs, trading around is the 2007 built multi purpose escort ASD tug SMIT EUROPE. She entered Valletta on 15th August 2007 straight from the shipyard – Bogazici Denizcilik A.S of which she was built as BOGAZICI 1 trading until July. She was berthed at Gun Wharf for few hours manned […]

Cargo News – Turkish Ship KAFKAMETLER Missing In Black Sea – November 2023

Amid a storm in the weekend of Week 46, the Turkish 1988 built cargo ship KAFKAMETLER with 12 crew members on board went missing off the country’s Black Sea coast of which authorities have been unable to make contact with them since. The captain had reported during the morning that the ship was drifting towards […]

Maiden Call – Turkish Offshore Support Vessel OPTIMUS PRIDE – 06.09.2023

Last Wednesday 6th September, 2023 the 37 year old lady OPTIMUS PRIDE entered Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time coming from her homeport – Istanbul at Turkey and berthed at MMH Quay 1 East at the mouth of Dock 7. She passed breakwaters at 1723 hrs. She was built in Norway by Ulstein Hatloe […]

Maiden Call – Turkish owned ship MY ARMONY – 24.10.2022

One of the Damen built cargo ships trading around, MY ARMONY entered Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time on Monday 24th October, 2022 since she was acquired (2019). She was built by Damen Shipyard at Hoogezand, Netherlands in 1999 as the ALESSIA C trading until June 2008 where she was sold and renamed ALESSIA […]

Broken Up – Tug CHRISTOS XXII – 2021

The 1972 built single hull oceangoing salvage tug CHRISTOS XXII was broken up at Aliaga, Turkey during December 2021. She was built at H.H. Bodewes at Millingen in the Netherlands as yard number 702 named as SMIT ENTERPRISE for Smit International (Antilles) BV with 43.53 metres length overall (loa) and a beam of 10.62 metres […]