Malta Naval Visits – May 2024

Sunday 5th May.  The Italian Coast Guard (Guardia Costiera)  Multipurpose vessel CP 920 BRUNO GREGORETTI called at Grand Harbour, Malta passing breakwaters at 1455 hrs berthing at Boiler Wharf using Mooring Services ONLY. More images can be found here – https://maltashipphotos.com/photo/cp-920-bruno-gregoretti-05-05-2024/ Nearly an hour later at 1540 hrs the Angeli Del Mare Class Patrol Craft […]

Yacht Transport – FWN Sun discharging Bali sailing catamaran at Malta – 07.05.2024

The 2016 German built Ecobox Multi-Purpose Vessel FWN SUN called to Valletta, Malta in the morning of Monday 7th May, 2024. More images can be found here – https://maltashipphotos.com/photo/fwn-sun-07-05-2024/ On Completion of berthing ,preparations started to discharge the 13.50 m Bali 4.4 Sailing Catamaran VERANO AZUL II homeported at Cowes, Isle of Wight (GBR Flag). […]

BFT Season 2024 – 4 Turkish Purse Seiners at Valletta, Malta – 25.05.2024

The eastern bluefin (BFT) migration has supported valuable fisheries in the Mediterranean since antiquity. Initially based on hand lines and beach seines, these fisheries were dominated after the 16th century by tuna cages placed in the path of migrating tuna. After the expansion of purse seines and longlines in the Atlantic (in the 1950s) and […]

Yacht Transport – Symphony Star discharging Sunseeker yacht at Malta – 22.04.2023

The 2015 German built Ecobox Multi-Purpose Vessel SYMPHONY STAR called to Valletta, Malta on the late morning of Saturday 22nd April, 2023. More images can be found here –  https://maltashipphotos.com/photo/symphony-star-22-04-2023/ On Completion of berthing including tug assistance from tug SEA SALVOR, preparations started to discharge the Sunseeker 100 Yacht More images can be found here […]

BFT Season 2024 – French & Libyan Purse Seiners at Malta – 18-21.04.2024

The eastern bluefin (BFT) migration has supported valuable fisheries in the Mediterranean since antiquity. Initially based on hand lines and beach seines, these fisheries were dominated after the 16th century by tuna cages placed in the path of migrating tuna. After the expansion of purse seines and longlines in the Atlantic (in the 1950s) and […]

BFT Season 2024 – First 2 Italian Fishing Vessels at Malta – 19.04.2024

The eastern bluefin (BFT) migration has supported valuable fisheries in the Mediterranean since antiquity. Initially based on hand lines and beach seines, these fisheries were dominated after the 16th century by tuna cages placed in the path of migrating tuna. After the expansion of purse seines and longlines in the Atlantic (in the 1950s) and […]

Yacht Transport – EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA at Malta – 07.04.2023

The 2015 built NLD Flag and owned multi purpose ship EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA was seen again at Grand Harbour, Malta for a Star Class Yacht Operation. She was secured at DWQ 2 Wharf, part of Valletta Gateway Terminals (VGT) and operations started immediately. More images can be found here – https://maltashipphotos.com/photo/eemslift-hendrika-07-04-2023/ She discharged the 19m Sunseeker […]

Maiden Call – Greek Refrigerated Ship AVRAMAR FRY at Malta – 08.04.2024

On Monday 8th April, 2024 the former Maltese owned refrigerated vessel SANTINA passed breakwaters at 13o5 hrs as the Greek flag and owned boat AVRAMAR FRY. She was built in Spain by Rodman Polyships at Vigo, Spain as the PUNTA LA GAVIOTA homeported at Santa Cruz De Tenerife (ESP Flag) in March 1999 with fishing […]

Casualties – RoRo ship CAROLINE RUSS disabled for few minutes – 05.04.2024

On Friday 5th April, 2024 the German built and owned Roll On Roll Off (RoRo) ship CAROLINE RUSS reported to Valletta VTS at 1432 hrs that while she was underway to Valletta from Palermo with her scheduled port of call she had a main engine failure , approximately 4 miles off Fish Farm Area (AJD Tuna Ranch). […]