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 […]

Yachting – GENE MACHINE and GENE CHASER at Malta – July 2022

On Tuesday 5th July the 55 metre superyacht GENE MACHINE and her 55 metre support yacht GENE CHASER entered within territorial waters coming from Ibiza, Spain bound to Grand Harbour Marina mooring stern to St. Angelo Wharf. First one to enter was GENE CHASER at 1107 hrs. Originally built as BLUE OCEAN in 2020 by […]

Yachting – 2019 built 41.14 m yacht ROYAL FALCON ONE at Malta – June 2022

The 2019 built 41.14m catamaran hull ROYAL FALCON ONE was seen at Grand Harbour, Malta for 22 hours berthing at St. Angelo Wharf, Grand Harbour Marina She entered Valletta on Monday 6th June, 2022 passing breakwaters at 0718 hrs coming from Genoa, Italy. She was designed by the Singapore based Royal Falcon Fleet sporting naval […]

Yachting – 2021 built 70.2 m POLARIS at Malta

One of the Italian built luxury yachts around the world is the 2021 built superyacht POLARIS built by Rossinavi at Viareggio, Italy. She’s the 280th largest yacht in the world and the first largest yacht to be built by her builder. In fact shortly after she was delivered to her owner she entered Grand Harbour, […]

Yachting – 65 m yacht LADY M seized in Italy – 04.03.2022

On Friday 4th March, 2022 the 65 metre yacht LADY M owned by  Alexei Mordashov, the richest man in Russia was detained at Imperia Port, Italy by the militarized Police Force Guardia Di Finanza. The move followed similar seizures in France and Germany belonging to other Russian oligarchs, as Western states implement massive sanctions, including […]

Yachting – 156 m mega yacht DILBAR seized – 02.03.2022

On Wednesday 2nd March, 2022 the German Government seized the 4th longest yacht in the world – DILBAR as part of a series of sanctions on Russian oligarchs during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov. DILBAR is named after Usmanov’s mother. Below is the first DILBAR launched in 2005 as a 66 […]

Yachting – 2014 built Mangusta 165 model PUMPKIN at Malta – January 2022

One of 8 built Mangusta 165 models, a 49.9 metre motor yacht PUMPKIN is currently at Malta moored at Grand Harbour Marina. She was last seen moored at Manoel Island Marina back to April 2018. She was built in Italy by Overmarine Srl of Viareggio and delivered in 2014. Her maximum speed is 37 knots […]

Yachting – 2021 built superyacht TRIUMPH at Malta – 2021

The brand new 65.4 metre Benetti built superyacht TRIUMPH entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Monday 1st November, 2021 from the shipyard on her way to the Atlantic Ocean. Maximum speed is 16.5 knots while her cruising speed is 15 knots with power coming from two MTU diesel engines. She can accommodate up to 12 guests […]