Maiden Call – Cruise Liner CARNIVAL LEGEND at Malta – 01.06.2024

The month of June started with another Cruise Liner Maiden Call – CARNIVAL LEGEND, one of 6 Spirit Class that were built in Finland by Kvaerner Masa-Yards at Helsinki. With yard number 501  she was launched on Monday 17th December, 2001, and christened by English actress and author Dame Judi Dench in Harwich, Essex, UK, on Wednesday 21st August, […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner LE BOUGAINVILLE – April 2024

One of the cruise liners trading around the world that calls at Palumbo Malta Shipyard is the 2019 built LE BOUGAINVILLE. On Saturday 13th April after she completed drydocking and all refit services with inspections etc, it was the time that she leaves the yard to go outside Grand Harbour for sea trials, compass adjustment, […]

Naval Ships – HS HERACLES A 472

One of the Norwegian built ships that was built as a civilian and now in naval use is the Hellenic Navy Atlas Class Logistics Support Ship HS HERACLES A 472.  She was built in Norway by Soviknes Verft AS (now VARD Soviknes) as the offshore supply ship HIGHLAND NAVIGATOR for Gulf Offshore at Aberdeen, Scotland […]

Malta Naval Visits – February 2024

Friday 2nd February.  Year 2024 was started with an interesting naval movement  and the maiden call of the French Navy Mistral Class Amphibious Assault & Command Ship (Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement / BPC) FS DIXMUDE L 9015. She passed breakwaters at 0817 hrs coming from Egypt after she was being used as a […]