High Speed Craft – HSC ARTEMIS sold and left Malta – June 2023

Ponte Ferries’ catamaran HSC ARTEMIS arrived yesterday Monday 19th June at Algeciras, Spain after she was sold to the Spanish company FRS Iberia after winning the bid from two interests. Other one was from Greek interests. HSC ARTEMIS was acquired from Fred Olsen, a leading ferry operator in Spain that specializes in inter-island routes aboard […]

Casualties – Tanker SANTA LUCIA disabled – March 2023

On Saturday 11th March the 2003 built local owned tanker SANTA LUCIA which had a machine failure off the coast of Çanakkale Kepez whilst she was underway from Malta to Tuzla, was safely anchored in the Dark Harbor by the crews of the General Directorate of Coastal Safety. After the captain of SANTA LUCIA reported […]

Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 31.03.2022

The refloating of ships stranded or sunk in exposed waters is called offshore salvage. In this type of salvage, vessels are exposed to waves, currents and weather and are the most vulnerable and difficult to work on. They also tend to deteriorate more rapidly than such vessels in protected harbours. Offshore salvage may provide only a short window […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Ropax CRUISE BONARIA from 09.12 to 13.12.2021

The 21 year old lady CRUISE BONARIA called the third time in 2 years at Palumbo Malta Shipyard with this time entering Grand Harbour, Malta on Thursday 9th December at 1246 hrs coming from Livorno, Italy but she was anchored at Bunkering Area 3. There were several VHF Exchanges between Valletta VTS and the vessel’s […]

Fishing – Fishing Vessels Movements from 14.05 – 21.05.2021.

Maltese aquaculture produce is almost entirely exported to European and Asian markets. Over 65 percent of annual landings originates from the tuna and dolphin fish fisheries, which contribute about 56 percent in value terms (about US$ 6 million). Blue Fin Tuna (BFT) Season is on the way too. Here are some of Week 19/20 interesting movements – […]

Cargo Ships at Valletta, Malta – Week 30 of 2018

Sunday 22nd July, 2018. At 0642 hrs  the 1979 built BLZ flag cement carrier GOLDEN BAY entered Valletta berthing at Laboratory Wharf. Monday 23rd July, 2018. From 0637 to 2114 hrs  the 2005 built TUR flag general cargo ship ASLI ELIF  was discharging her cargo for KGT at Magazine Wharf inside Valletta.       At 0742 hrs the 1982 […]