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Towage – AGIOS DIMITRIOS towing SIRTE 2 – 19.05.2001

On Saturday 19th May, 2001 several units of the Libyan Dredging Company COMAFISH was seen arriving at Grand Harbour, Malta either as deck cargo or towed like the 1965 built cutter suction dredger SIRTE 2 that was seen being towed by the Greek Tug AGIOS DIMITRIOS. AGIOS DIMITRIOS was built in the Netherlands at YVC …

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330 metre VLCC HELLAS FOS at Malta – Aerial Photography – October 2022

The 2022 built GRC flag and owned very large crude carrier (VLCC) HELLAS FOS that was built in South Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) as hull no 3270 was photographed from on the air on 2 occasions by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS in Central Mediterranean. Interesting to see the name as HELLAS FOS again on …

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Tanker News – Iran warns further tankers could be detained – 30.05.2022

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has warned that other Greek tankers currently in the Persian Gulf could be detained as the dispute between the two nations continues about the fate of an Iranian oil cargo onboard a Russian-flagged tanker that was seized in Greece in April. Iranian forces detained two Greek owned tankers – the …

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Tankers – Bitumen Tanker ASFALTAR

One of the Bitumen Tankers that used to call at Grand Harbour, Malta was the 1969 built lady ASFALTAR. She was built in Germany by Werft Nobiskrug GmbH at Rendsburg as yard no 655 with Ice Strengthened bow as the TARJO trading until 1972; PELLWORM for few months and as ASFALTIERA with the Italian Company …

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Vehicle Carriers – NEPTUNE KEFALONIA

A regular car carrier calling at Grand Harbour, Malta is the 2009 built NEPTUNE KEFALONIA. She was built in South Korea by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard at Ulsan as yard no 8021 and homeported at Piraeus, Greece (GRC Flag). Later on she changed flag to MLT flag therefore homeported at Valletta. Entering Grand Harbour back to …

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LNG Carrier BACHIR CHIHANI towed – AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

On Saturday 27th June 2015 the 1979 built LNG gas carrier BACHIR CHIHANI being towed was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 40 miles offshore Malta. On Tuesday 23rd June, 2015 the Algerian flag and owned gas carrier was reported adrift off Lesvos Island, Greece in the Aegean Sea after an engine …

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Bunkering – Offshore Tug/Supply Ship ASTRAEA at Area 4 – 08.12.2019

On Sunday 8th December, 2019 the Greek flag and owned,1987 built offshore tug/supply ship vessel ASTRAEA was anchored at Bunkering Area 4 for bunkering operations by Falzon Fuel Services tanker SPIRO F. She was built in Norway as EDDA FRAM trading for 20 years until March 2007 and renamed to EDDA FRAM for only 5 months …

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Casualties – MASSIMO MURA collided with ARIADNE at Cagliari, Sardinia – 23.10.2019

The 2003 built ropax MASSIMO MURA had a collision accident around 1530 hrs on Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 while she was entering port assisted by 2 tugs. Strong winds with gusts of up to 60 kilometres per hour the towing cable broke, sending the MASSIMO MURA towards the moored ARIADNE which was preparing to leave …

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Ferry News – Gozo Channel Chartered Ropax NIKOLAOS – 2019

During the middle of May 2019 Gozo Channel Line chartered the ropax NIKOLAOS arriving at Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal on Monday 10th June, 2019. She arrived fresh and clean after drydocking and wearing Gozo Channel Line livery. During the news conference following the ship’s arrival the Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana explained that during the ship’s …

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Bulkers – Diana Shipping Selling Two Dry Bulk Vessels – 15.02.2019

Diana Shipping Inc based in Greece, a global shipping company specialising in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, on Friday 15th February, 2019 announced that it has signed, through two separate wholly owned subsidiaries, two Memorandum of Agreement to sell to two affiliated parties, the 2001 built bulker DANAE and the 2001 built bulker DIONE …

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