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Yachting – 2017 built 110.01m yacht KAOS at Malta – September 2022

The largest yacht ever built at Oceanco and the largest yacht ever built in the Netherlands , KAOS was spotted in the Maltese Territorial Waters during the first days of September, 2022. She was built in 2017 to the Passenger Yacht Code standard, which added extra layers of requirements and complexity.  She was built for Sheikh …

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Yachting – Superyacht UM ALHOUL at Malta – 18.10.2021

The first out of 2 Nakilat Damen Yacht 69 model based on the Damen 6711/6911 yacht support vessel – UM ALHOUL was at Malta on Monday 18th October for uplifting bunkers. She was due to arrive at Malta on Sunday 17th but due to technical reasons at Barcelona, Spain ( of which she also made …

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Dangerous Goods – Beirut Port Explosion, Lebanon – 04.08.2020

DANGEROUS GOODS are articles or substances capable of posing a risk to health, safety or the environment. Authorities in Lebanon are busy counting the number of dead and injured after an explosion at Beirut Port that rocked the entire city on Tuesday 4th August, 2020 in the afternoon. It is unacceptable that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate have …

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Towage – SISKIN towing DANA 1 – 06.08.2019

On Tuesday 6th August, 2019 the Dutch tug SISKIN was seen towing the Multipurpose Spud Pontoon AL DANA 1 for a bunkering stop at Bunkering Area 3 supplied by bunkering tanker VANNA of which left Valletta at 1103 hrs and alongside the tug at 1400 hrs and later in the afternoon a crew change by …

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Libya Uprising – Ferry AZZURRA.

The 1964 built ferry AZZURRA was a familiar sight in Libya of which more than 64,000 people fleeing from the conflict were evacuated with 18 voyages made from Libya from as early in the crisis as 8th March 2011. She entered all the major ports such as Tripoli, Misurata, Sirte, Benghazi and supporting Syrian, Tunisian, …

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Sailing – Qatari Dhow AL MUBARAKI at Malta Yacht – September 2019

After visiting several ports around the Mediterranean Sea the 1983 built Qatari dhow AL MUBARAKI called at Valletta, Malta on Friday 20th September 2019 late evening. She berthed port side alongside at Bezzina Ship Repair Yard and on Monday 23rd September she shifted to Sliema Creek at Marsamxett Harbour. She uses also solar energy. This …

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Offshore News – MAKANA – November 2019

On Tuesday 26th November 2019 at 1948 hrs the crewboat MAKANA entered Valletta, coming from Port Rashid, Dubai of which she left on Thursday 24th October. She was built in India by Bharati Ratnagiri Yard at Ratnagiri in 2003 as the ATCO ALIA. She’s 34 meter crew/utility vessel with 50 pax capacity with a shallow …

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