AFM – Yacht Aground assistance – 15.11.2023

Around 2115 hrs of  Wednesday 15th November, 2023 the Polish 10 m sailing yacht LA AVENTURA with call sign SPS 4217 contacted Malta VTS due that she ran aground, with the master requested to be evacuated  after she was taking water. AFM Defender rib P05 was immediately dispatched to the area, assessing the situation and […]

Maiden Call – Turkish owned ship MY ARMONY – 24.10.2022

One of the Damen built cargo ships trading around, MY ARMONY entered Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time on Monday 24th October, 2022 since she was acquired (2019). She was built by Damen Shipyard at Hoogezand, Netherlands in 1999 as the ALESSIA C trading until June 2008 where she was sold and renamed ALESSIA […]

Dredging – Second Call for GRANE R at Valletta – 02 – 04.09.2022

Infrastructure Malta has commenced dredging works to help improve safety and navigability inside Grand Harbour using the  the 2010 built DP 2 multi purpose offshore vessel GRANE R that entered Grand Harbour on Friday 2nd September at 0640 hrs. The project aims to remove tonnes of silt and other sediment from the seabed in the […]

Casualties – Yacht MY SAGA sinks offshore Catanzaro, Italy – 20.08.2022

On Saturday 20th August the Port Authority of Crotone VTS (Vessel Traffic Services) received a distress call from the 39.4 metre motor yacht MY SAGA that she was taking water ingress at her stern while on passage from Gallipoli to Milazzo. Immediately VTS advised Guardia Costiera (Italian Coast Guard) who dispatched CP 321 and a Romanian […]

Livestock Ships – GANADO EXPRESS and SHORTHORN EXPRESS at Malta – 08.08.2022

On Monday 8th August , the 135 metre livestock carrier GANADO EXPRESS and the 117 metres SHORTHORN EXPRESS entered Grand Harbour berthing alongside each other at MMH. First to enter was the 2013 built GANADO EXPRESS at 0859 hrs with 2 tugs assisting. She was built at China by COSCO Guangdong Shipyard at Dongguan with […]

Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 22.04.2022

While the tanker CHEM P is Within Territorial Waters (WTW) of Malta awaiting various permissions to complete her voyage here are the latest movements – Sunday 17th April, 2022 On Easter Sunday she shifted back to waiting area from Bunkering Area 6. Monday 18th April, 2022 Various SITREP calls from VTS to CHEM P was […]