Month: January 2020

Ship of the Week – LOGOS II – 1988-2008

One of the few bookships around the world was the LOGOS II. She was built at Union Naval Levante SA at Valencia Spain in 1968 as ANTONIO LAZARO for Compañía Trasmediterránea. The ship was designed to operate a ferry service to Morocco, carrying 400 berthed and 200 deck class passengers. She also had a cargo hold forward and …

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Vehicle Carriers – SEA ANEMOS

One of the Greek owned vehicle carrier that used to call at Valletta, Malta was the SEA ANEMOS. She was built in Japan by IS Shipyard at Imabari as NISSHO MARU trading until May 1998 with loa of 106 m and beam of 17 m. She has 6,525 GRT while her deadweight (DWT) is 2,709 …

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Bunkering – Damen built ship MARAS -08.01.2020

On Wednesday 8th January, 2020 around 0800 hrs the 2007 Dutch built vessel MARAS entered Grand Harbour berthing at Pinto 2 Wharf, Valletta Cruise Port for bunkering operations by Cassar Fuels road tankers. She arrived from Trieste, Italy and departed to Newport, Wales. MARAS was built by Damen Shipyard Bergum at Bergum in Netherlands as the KARINA …

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Bankruptcy – RBD Armatori’s fleet bound for Reuben Brothers and Premuda – 17.01.2020

With the approval by the Court of Torre Annunziata of RBD Armatori’s bankruptcy plan arrived yesterday Thursday 16th January, 2020, the long story of the Naples based shipping firm has come to an end. The entire fleet of 7 bulk carriers including four post panamaxes and three capesize units, one aframax tanker and some real …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Busy Friday 10th January, 2020.

Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd are the ship repair facilities situated at Cospicua and previously operated by Malta Shipyards that was taken in June 2010. On Friday 10th January the 2009 built ITA flag ropax CRUISE EUROPA shifted from Parlatorio Wharf to Dock 6 by 3 local tugs in disabled condition. She is handled by Sullivan …

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Bunkering – MSC BRIDGE – 12.01.2020

On Sunday 12th January 2020 the 1998 built ro/ro ship MSC BRIDGE completed bunkering at Area 3 East by Go Fuels bunkering tanker LEYONA at 1136 hrs. She was built in Italy by Esercizio Cantieri at Viareggio as STENA AUSONIA. Between 1998 and 2002 she was chartered to Britain’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary renamed RFA SEA CENTURION A …

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Casualties – COSTA CONCORDIA – 13.01.2012

On Friday 13th January 2012 at 2145 hrs COSTA CONCORDIA ran aground off the eastern shore of Isola Giglio with 3,229 passengers and 1,023 crew. She left Civitavecchia Port around 1915 hrs and was bound to a week long Mediterranean Cruise. As she made her way north west along the Italian coastline at 2130 hrs, Captain …

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Delivery – Tugboat OMAR-DANKALI at Malta – 08.01.2020

The 2019 built ASD 2411 tugboat OMAR-DANKALI entered Valletta, Malta last Wednesday 8th January, 2020 berthing at Valletta Cruise Port Pinto 4 Wharf. She was built by Damen Shipyards as Yard No 512285. She arrived in October 2018 at Rotterdam, Netherlands as deck cargo aboard the United Heavy Lift ship TASMANIC WINTER of which was …

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Offshore – Subsea 7 with New Boss – January 2020

UK Subsea engineering and construction services company SUBSEA 7 has made changes to its executive management team, effective from January 1, 2020, including a new CEO.  John Evans is now in place as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Jean Cahuzac who retired at the end of 2019 of which he remains on the board of the company as a …

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Yachting – 2016 built 26m yacht ABLE ONE

Last Friday 30th August 2019 an interesting look alike tug converted into a pleasure yacht was spotted anchored off St. Paul’s Islands, Malta. Infact she was the 26.75 metre long with 7 metres wide and 6 berth pleasure yacht ABLE ONE of which she came from Olbia, Italy. She was built in 2016 by Parkol …

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