Towage – CMS SEALION towing barge SANTORINI III – 17.05.2012

On Thursday 17th May 2012 the 1974 built MLT flag and owned tug CMS SEALION towing the 52 metres VCT flag barge SANTORINI III entered Grand Harbour, Malta coming from Tripoli, Libya. CMS SEALION was built in 1973 by Richards (Shipbuilders) Ltd, Crownworks, Lowestoft, UK (Yard no 515) as RALPH CROSS for Tees Towing Co, Middlesbrough, UK […]

Yachting – 1936 built PACHA III at Malta – 2007

One of the Camper & Nicholsons built luxury motor yacht is the 1936 built PACHA III. She was called as Project 441 with former names such as ARLETTE II; PRIAMAR; CARDIGRAE V; CHRYSEIS and last one as BRISEIS built at Southampton, United Kingdom (UK). She’s a steel hull holding 163 tons as gross (GRT) with […]

Local Shipping – HANINI

One of the ships that was used as a ferry between Malta and Gozo was the 1926 twin screw steel built yacht HANINI. She was completed by George Brown & Co at Greenock, UK for Sir Richard A. Cooper as ALICE. In 1933 she was sold to Teodoro Morisini at Naples, Italy and in 1937 […]

Former Military – SEAMAN GUARD VIRGINIA – July 2012

One of the former RAF Marine Unit operating as an Anti Piracy Vessel in the Gulf of Aden was the SEAMAN GUARD VIRGINIA which called at Malta in July 2012 that left Gibraltar back to Thursday 19th July 2012. She was built in 1970 by Fairmile Marine at Berwick-upon-Tweed as RAF 5002 SEA OTTER  the third Seal class Long Range Recovery […]

Local Shipping – EMMAYA

On Saturday 30th May, 2020 the newbuild aquaculture vessel EMMAYA delivered to Fish & Fish Ltd arrived in Malta as a deck cargo aboard the heavy lift vessel EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA. She was built in Southampton, U.K. by SMS Group with a length of 24 metres; 8.5 metres beam and maximum draft of 3 metres. She’s […]

Yachting – 2016 built 26m yacht ABLE ONE

Last Friday 30th August 2019 an interesting look alike tug converted into a pleasure yacht was spotted anchored off St. Paul’s Islands, Malta. Infact she was the 26.75 metre long with 7 metres wide and 6 berth pleasure yacht ABLE ONE of which she came from Olbia, Italy. She was built in 2016 by Parkol […]

Ferry News – Gozo Channel Chartered Ropax NIKOLAOS – 2019

During the middle of May 2019 Gozo Channel Line chartered the ropax NIKOLAOS arriving at Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal on Monday 10th June, 2019. She arrived fresh and clean after drydocking and wearing Gozo Channel Line livery. During the news conference following the ship’s arrival the Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana explained that during the ship’s […]