disabled

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker CHEMTRANS LEO from 27.08 to 24.09.2022

On Saturday 27th August, 2022 the 2006 built LBR flag chemical/oil products tanker CHEMTRANS LEO left Marsaxlokk Harbour bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd towed by tugboat SENGLEA. Upon approaching off Grand Harbour, tugs PAWLINA and SEA SALVOR assisted her to berth at Parlatorio Wharf. CHEMTRANS LEO was built in South Korea by Hyundai Mipo …

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker CHEMTRANS LEO from 27.08 to 24.09.2022 Read More »

High Speed Craft News – PONTE FERRIES cancels trip with passengers aboard – 21.09.2022

And once again we have PONTE FERRIES in the news this time with Passengers stranded both at Wine Wharf, Valletta, Malta and at RoRo Jetty West, Augusta, Sicily. After queuing with their vehicles from 0300 hrs to board the 0500 hrs scheduled departure with the 1999 built High Speed Craft HSC ARTEMIS from Valletta, they …

High Speed Craft News – PONTE FERRIES cancels trip with passengers aboard – 21.09.2022 Read More »

BFT Season 2022 – Movements – 21 to 26.05.2022

May is here and Blue Fin Tuna (BFT) Season is here with interesting Turkish fishing vessels coming to tow tuna cages from various spots that belong to Licensed Tuna Farms – Saturday 21st May, 2022. 1453 hrs – 1993 built TUR flag purse seiner SUAYIP KETENCI with fishing matricola 34A 4901 entered Grand Harbour coming from …

BFT Season 2022 – Movements – 21 to 26.05.2022 Read More »

Towing Assistance – TUGRA required tug after dragging anchor and rudder malfunction – 01.02.2022

On Tuesday 1st February, 2022 around 1420 hrs the 80 metre general cargo ship TUGRA reported to Valletta VTS that she’s dragging anchor and Not In Command and requested a tugboat for assistance. TUGRA radio officer advised both bunkering tankers ENDO SIROCCO and SANTA MARIA regarding the situation. At 1440 hrs the anchored bunkering tanker …

Towing Assistance – TUGRA required tug after dragging anchor and rudder malfunction – 01.02.2022 Read More »

Towage – Cargo Ship EVALUNA towed to Malta for repairs – January 2022

On Saturday 1st January 2022 the 2011 built General Cargo Ship EVALUNA reported to VTS that she was in restricted manoeuvrability due to gearbox problems around 38 nautical miles offshore Malta coming from Bizerte, Tunisia. After towage arrangements were done the 38 metre tug SPINOLA let Grand Harbour at 1204 hrs and reaching the ship …

Towage – Cargo Ship EVALUNA towed to Malta for repairs – January 2022 Read More »

Casualties – Turkish Fishing Vessel WHITE ANGEL at Malta – 01.01.2022

On New Year’s Day – Saturday 1st January 2022 at 1943 hrs the Turkish fishing vessel WHITE ANGEL requested assistance (rudder problem) to Valletta VTS being the second vessel that had asked for assistance. Vessel was on transit to Morocco and unfortunately there was a language barrier since the radio officer claimed that he don’t …

Casualties – Turkish Fishing Vessel WHITE ANGEL at Malta – 01.01.2022 Read More »

Malta Drydocks – Vessels VRISSI and BREITENBURG for repairs after collision – March 1996.

On Saturday 16th March 1996 the 1974 built SD 14 cargo ship VRISSI collided with the 1982 built BREITENBURG in good conditions, close to Cap Bon, near Tunis, Tunisia. BREITENBURG suffered extensive bow damage and made it to Grand Harbour for repairs at Malta Drydocks (MDD) seen below here in April 1996. VRISSI in disabled …

Malta Drydocks – Vessels VRISSI and BREITENBURG for repairs after collision – March 1996. Read More »

Casualties – Cargo Ship KALELI ANA aground – 19.12.2021

On Sunday 19th December the 1976 built 101 metre Cargo Ship KALELI ANA ran aground while loaded with 6,554 tons of corn from Reni, Ukraine on her way to Famagusta, Cyprus. The accident occurred on the left bank of the Sulinsky Canal, Romania due to a problem of the steering system. Regular shipping traffic continued …

Casualties – Cargo Ship KALELI ANA aground – 19.12.2021 Read More »

Cargo News – Cargo Ships at Valletta – November 2021.

A cargo ship or freighter is a merchant ship that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another. Thousands of cargo carriers ply the world’s seas and oceans each year, handling the bulk of international trade. Cargo ships are usually specially designed for the task, often being equipped with cranes and other mechanisms to load and unload, and come in all sizes. Below we …

Cargo News – Cargo Ships at Valletta – November 2021. Read More »

Casualties – Tanker FILICUDI M disabled – 26.11.2021

On Thursday 25th November at 0625 hrs the 2005 built Italian flag and owned chemical/oil products tanker FILICUDI M left Sarroch, Sardegna, Italy bound to Augusta, Italy. On the night of Friday 26th November the Italian Coast Guard (Guardia Costiera) of Mazara Del Vallo was engaged in rescue operation after an Engine Room Fire which …

Casualties – Tanker FILICUDI M disabled – 26.11.2021 Read More »