Dredging – Cutter Suction Dredger D’ARTAGNAN

One of the dredgers operated by the Belgian company Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV (DEME) that was founded in 1991 with the merger of 3 Belgian companies – Baggerwerken Decloedt & Zoon, Ackermans & van Haaren and Société Générale de Dragage is the 2005 built Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) D’ARTAGNAN. She was built in the […]

Maiden Call – Tanker ECOMATE at Grand Harbour, Malta – 13.09.2023

On Wednesday 13th September, 2023 the 1993 built Greek owned with MLT flag tanker ECOMATE entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call. She was built in Japan by Kurinoura Dockyard & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. at  Yawatahama with yard number 310 as the Double Hulled tanker SOHWA MARU No.5 launched on 2nd July 1993 and […]

Local Shipping – Bunkering Tanker VANNA (1980 built)

One of the Go Fuels tanker that was used for bunkering purposes was the 1980 built VANNA. She was built in Germany by Busumer Schiffsweerft at Busum as the chemical/oil products tanker HELGA ESSBERGER built for John T. Essberger,  the pioneer of purpose-built parcel tankers and today is one of Europe’s leading operators of such tankers, […]

Harbour Facilities – Bunkering Area 4 on 08.09.2019

Although Area 4 is not situated inside a harbour, it is still monitored by Valletta VTS managed by Transport Malta. Bunkering on a ship can be of fuel oil, sludge, diesel oil, cargo etc with fuel or diesel oil requires utmost care and alertness to prevent any kind of fire accident or oil spill. BUNKERING AREA 4 is […]

Valletta Cruise Port – Week 42 of 2018

Valletta Cruise Port plc (formerly VISET Malta plc) is a limited liability company which took over the cruise and ferry terminal operations following an international tender issued by the Government of Malta in 1996. Valletta Cruise Port was awarded the project and the formal agreement was signed on the 23rd of November 2001.   PORTE DES […]

DEME Group Vessels in the Mediterranean Sea

During Week 33 of 2018 DEME Group (Dredging International) Vessels were spotted in the Mediterranean Sea with 2 out of 3 stopped OPL Malta for services. On Monday 13th August the 123 metre long, 2005 built FRA flag cutter suction dredger D’ARTAGNAN was spotted anchored at Bunkering Area 1 being bunkered by the 1991 built MLT flag […]