Towage – FALISCA towing KAY (YARD 910) from Valletta, Malta – 18.03.2016

One of the most interesting Hull towages from Grand Harbour, Malta was of the 112 metre passenger ship YARD 910 known as KAY towed by the Italian tug FALISCA. She was built in Poland by Kommuny Paryskeij at Gdynia as Yard No B961/05. She was launched on 11th November 1989 and completed during April 1990 […]

Yachting – 2020 converted yacht RAGNAR at Malta – 18.08.2020

On Tuesday 18th August the 2020 converted yacht RAGNAR entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call at 1539 hrs bound to Grand Harbour Marina with Maltese (MLT) flag. On Friday 24th August 2012 Wagenborg Offshore accepted delivery of the IMSV SANABORG the first in a series of ice-breaking multipurpose support-vessels with a 34 tons […]

Passenger Ships – AFRODITE

The first newbuilding passenger ship of Sten A. Olsson now the famous Stena Line was the 1964 built AFRODITE which called at Grand Harbour, Malta on Wednesday 28th April, 2010 for bunkering purposes while underway to new life in Lebanon. She was built in Germany by D.W Kremer & Sohn, at Elmshorn holding a GRT […]

Yachting – Expedition yacht SEAWOLF

The 193.01ft /58.83m expedition yacht SEAWOLF was built in 1957 by J. & K. Smits Scheepswerven as the ocean going tug CLYDE for L Smit & Co Internationale Sleepdienst and she’s a sister ship of the Maassluis based museum tug ELBE. She sailed with the original name CLYDE until 1973, rebuilt to salvage tug and […]

Yachting – 1906 built KALIZMA

KALIZMA is a 50.29 metre classic private yacht built in 1906 by Ramage & Ferguson at Leith, Scotland as MINONA. She was later renamed CORTYNIA and ODYSSEIA. She was requisitioned by the Royal Navy during both World Wars and underwent several major refits and remodelling during her lifetime. In 1967 she was bought by the […]

YACHTING – CONVERSION of GIGANT In 1974 an ice strengthened 73 metres rescue tug GIGANT was built by IHC Vershure, Amsterdam at the Netherlands to support the Warsaw Pact Fishing Fleet. Back in 2006 she was converted at the same shipyard as an expedition yacht flying the Panama (PAN) flag.  Below are images of the vessel entering […]