Gaza-Israel War – Maritime Aid Corridor – OPEN ARMS left Cyprus – 12.03.2024

Most of Gaza’s people are now internally displaced, and there are severe bottlenecks in aid deliveries at land border checkpoints with Gaza has been under an Israeli navy blockade since 2007, when Hamas took control of the enclave. There have been few direct sea arrivals since then. The daily number of aid trucks entering Gaza […]

Local Shipping – Anchor Handling Tug/Supply (AHTS) SEA SERV 501

One of the 8 ships in the fleet of the local company Sea Services Ltd was the 1974 built SEA SERV 501. She was built by Burton Construction & Shipbuilding Corporation at Port Arthur , Texas , USA to Aquamarine Associates based at Houston, Texas as AQUAMARINE 501 with yard number 504 and delivered in […]

CMA CGM News – Terminal Handling Charges in Jebel Ali, UAE from 1st November, 2023

CMA CGM informs its customers that the Terminal Handling Charges (THC) in Jebel Ali, UAE, will be collected by the terminal directly from customers as from November 1st, 2023 for import as well as export shipments. Please do not hesitate to contact your usual local sales team for further information. All images are of the 2007 built 191 metres […]

Offshore – DP3 oil rig TRANSOCEAN BARENTS at Malta – August 2023

On Saturday 5th August, 2023 the 2009 built 6th generation, semi submersible drilling oil rig (ssdr) TRANSOCEAN BARENTS was spotted approaching Bunkering Area 4, Malta as scheduled. Upon completion of her position at Bunkering Area 4 the only self propelled sheerlegs in the Maltese Islands – SEAWOLF II, towing a barge that left Medserv Base […]

Maiden Call – 2023 built multicat SEA EIDUM at Malta – July 2023

On Sunday 2nd July , 2023 at 1118 hrs the 2023 newbuilt EuroCarrier 2611 SEA EIDUM passed Grand Harbour, Malta breakwaters coming from Vlissingen, Netherlands on her maiden call. She is 26 meters long (loa) with 11 meters beam and is equipped with two powerful HEILA deck cranes and has a bollard pull of 33.9 […]

Delivery – Passenger Ship DANAT DUBAI – 20.10.2008

On Monday 20th October, 2008 around 1530 hrs the 1990 built UAE flag 34 metre passenger ship DANAT DUBAI was spotted entering Grand Harbour, Malta during her delivery voyage from Spain to United Arab Emirates. She was built in Australia by Austal Ships Pty Ltd with yard number 3 as BALI HAI in 1990 trading […]

Casualties – Car Carrier AL SALMY 6 sinks – 17.03.2022

On Thursday 17th March, 2022 around 0600 UTC the 1983 built car carrier AL SALMY 6 developed heavy list in the Persian Gulf off Iranian coast in rough weather. An Iranian official said that 16 crew members have been rescued from the United Arab Emirates ship that sank 30 miles from Iran’s Asaluyeh port while […]

Bunkering – Vehicle Carrier AL SALMY 5 at Malta – Nov 2021

On Thursday 18th November the 1984 built Vehicle carrier vessel AL SALMY 5 was spotted at Bunkering Area 1 uplifting bunkers with bunkering tanker BAWA-1. She’s the former NEPTUNE OLYMPIC which used to come at Grand Harbour, Malta owned by Neptune Lines, Greece. She was bought by Salam El Makrani Cargo Co (SAMC) based in […]

Delivery – Damen built tugs VB FLANDES and VB SAMBA at Malta – 10.08.2021

On Tuesday 10th August, 2021 two Damen ART 80-32 built tugs VB FLANDES and VB SAMBA entered Grand Harbour, Malta during their delivery voyage. They left Al Hamriyah, United Arab Emirates on Saturday 17th July arriving at the Suez Anchorage, Egypt on Monday 2nd August. Both left the anchorage to transit via the Suez Canal […]