Towage – Tug CHRISTOS LV towing Pipe Layer SEMINOLE at Malta – 28/29.03.2024

On Thursday 28th March, 2024 the 2007 built tug CHRISTOS LV towing the 135m long pipe layer SEMINOLE was seen approaching within territorial waters (wtw) bound to Bunkering Area 1 for uplifting bunkers and crew change at 2338 hrs. CHRISTOS LV is not a new face in Malta though she never called under Greek ownership. […]

Maiden Call – 2024 built Eurocarrier 2611 multicat SEA OLOUS – 09.02.2024

The latest addition to the Dutch Maritime Services Provider – Seacontractor, the Eurocarrier 2611 multicat SEA OLOUS made her maiden call while she’s enroute to Egypt last Friday 9th February, 2024 passing breakwaters at 0804 hrs with her last port of call was Le Havre, France.   The robust, efficient and flexible design of the […]

Maiden Call – Yuan Yu 718, Yuan Yu 719, Yuan Yu 720 and Yuan Yu 721.

The third and last batch from the 10 Chinese Bottom Trawlers calling at Malta entered on Monday 6th November, 2023, making them the first ever Bottom Trawlers to call at Malta, First Chinese fishing vessels to call inside Grand Harbour since we had within territorial waters (wtw) and 6 sisterships on their maiden call in […]

Maiden Call – Yuan Yu 709, Yuan Yu 710 and Yuan Yu 717 – 05.11.2023

An interesting flotilla made up of 10 Chinese Bottom Trawlers  made history in the Maltese Islands as being the first ever Chinese Fishing Vessels especially Bottom Trawlers to enter Grand Harbour, Malta. First one to pass breakwater (0741 hrs)was the 2021 built 28.61 metres Bottom Trawler YUAN YU 709 built at Huanghai Shipbuilding Co Ltd […]

Maiden Call – 2023 built multicat SEA EIDUM at Malta – July 2023

On Sunday 2nd July , 2023 at 1118 hrs the 2023 newbuilt EuroCarrier 2611 SEA EIDUM passed Grand Harbour, Malta breakwaters coming from Vlissingen, Netherlands on her maiden call. She is 26 meters long (loa) with 11 meters beam and is equipped with two powerful HEILA deck cranes and has a bollard pull of 33.9 […]

Yachting – Converted cruise ship DREAM again at Malta – June 2023

After nearly 5 years, the megayacht DREAM was again at Grand Harbour, Malta of which she entered on Sunday 18th June,2023. She was built in 1997  by Halic Shipyard at Istanbul, Turkey for the Turkish Maritime Lines with yard number 303 trading as TDI KARADENIZ until May 2005 of which we use to see her […]

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 […]

Maiden Call – NS ELI at Valletta, Malta – 10.04.2023

The Dutch built general cargo ship NS ELI entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Monday 10th April, 2023 coming from Marsaxlokk Harbour at 1634 hrs bound for DWQ 2 Wharf. She was built by the famous Ferus Smit Scheepswerf at Hoogezand, Netherlands in 1989 as AMY trading until 2006. She was renamed as ASPEN trading until […]

Weather Conditions – Storm Helios Damage at Grand Harbour – February 2023

During February 2023 Malta experienced STORM HELIOS which was set to hit the Maltese Islands late Wednesday 8th February as a depression that was located over Algeria moved across to Libya and made its way towards the central Mediterranean. From the early hours of Thursday until Thursday night, Force 7  Easterly winds where in force and […]