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 […]

Naval News – Egypt receives former US Navy Patrol Craft

During a formal ceremony at Alexandria, Egypt on Monday 21st March the former Cyclone Class Patrol Ships USS HURRICANE (PC 3), USS SIROCCO (PC 6), and USS THUNDERBOLT  (PC 12) were handed over to the Egyptian Navy , after several weeks of preparation, training, and professional exchanges between US Navy sailors and their Egyptian counterparts. […]

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 […]