Tankers – Oil Product Tanker MERSEY SPIRIT

One of the Turkish built tankers trading around is the 1996 built 76.6 m long oil products tanker MERSEY SPIRIT. She’s a former Danish tanker from the Herning Shipping A/S  of which in Malta we still have one from 2 operating with a local shipping company. She was built at Rota Shipyard at Tuzla, Turkey […]

Casualties – Tanker SANTA LUCIA disabled – March 2023

On Saturday 11th March the 2003 built local owned tanker SANTA LUCIA which had a machine failure off the coast of Çanakkale Kepez whilst she was underway from Malta to Tuzla, was safely anchored in the Dark Harbor by the crews of the General Directorate of Coastal Safety. After the captain of SANTA LUCIA reported […]

Bunkering – Standby Safety Vessel BLUE SHARK at Malta – 01.11.2021

On Monday 1st November, 2021 the 1979 built standby safety vessel BLUE SHARK entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 1608 hrs for uplifting bunkers since that she couldn’t receive bunkers within territorial waters (wtw) due to high swell cause of weather conditions. She left Esbjerg, Danmark last Saturday 9th October where she was laid up for […]

Yachting – 2020 built yacht BLUE II at Malta – June 2021

One of the most interesting classic yachts around is the 2020 built 55.99 metre long yacht BLUE II based on sixties design. She was built by Turqoise Yachts at Tuzla, Turkey with steel hull and aluminium structure. This MLT flag beauty was seen moored at Manoel Island Marina at Marsamxett Harbour, Malta. With 2 C32 […]

Weather Conditions – Easterly Strong Wind on Friday 16th April 2021.

With a mild winter around the Maltese Islands, the first spring season strong winds occurred on Friday 16th April 2021 with wind blowing Easterly Force 8 wind decreasing and backing NE Force 7 overnight. All Bunkering Operations were suspended due to the current weather conditions and most of the vessels were sheltering on the lee […]

Delivery – Sisters dredgers MAKRAN 1 + MAKRAN 2 – April 2021.

On Tuesday 16th March, 2021 the 2021 newbuilt sisters trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHD) MAKRAN 1 and MAKRAN 2 started their delivery voyage from Schiedam, Netherlands towards Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Both were built by ADA Shipyard at Tuzla, Turkey for IHC Shipyard and then towed to the Netherlands for completion and refitting based on […]

EEMS WRESTLER towing DON CANDIDO – Aerial Photography

On Friday 11th September, 2020 the 1990 built tug EEMS WRESTLER towing the 1980 built ferry DON CANDIDO was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 40 nautical miles from Gozo. EEMS WRESTLER was built in Belgium at the Scheepswerf Van Rupelmonde at Rupelmonda as ZEEHOND for the Belgian Government in 1990 trading […]

Ships at Haifa, Israel in Week 8 of 2018. The following movements are covered by a friend at Haifa, Israel – Monday 19th February, 2018. The salvage grounded vessel DIANA was towed to Tuzla, Turkey by the offshore supply ship STRATIS Z.  Tuesday 20th February, 2018. The French Navy Georges Leygues class frigate D643 FS JEAN DE VIENNE left […]