Romania

Coastguard – Latest addition to the Canadian Coast Guard – 02.01.2023

On Monday 2nd January , 2023 the Canadian Coast Guard interim buoy tender/icebreaker CCGS JUDY LAMARSH was seen underway at the Welland Canal, Canada. She arrived in Canadian Waters back to January 2022 as the Kazakhstan flag fire fighting vessel MANGYSTAU-2 homeported at Aktau. She was built for the Caspian Offshore Construction at Kazakhstan. She …

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Maiden Call – Cruise Liner RESILIENT LADY – 03.12.2022

On Saturday 3rd December, 2022 the 2021 built cruise liner RESILIENT LADY called at Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call and the first liner from Virgin Voyages passing breakwaters at 0715 hrs and berthing at Pinto 1 and 2 wharves, at the Valletta Cruise Port. She’s the third ship in Virgin Voyages Fleet and …

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EDT AEOLUS towing FJELL – Aerial Photography – 25.04.2022

On Monday 25th April, 2022 the 2011 built anchor handling tug EDT AEOLUS towing the 2001 built semi submersible heavy load carrier FJELL was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 35 nautical miles offshore Malta. EDT AEOLUS was built in Romania by Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries SA at Mangalia with yard number …

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Ukraine Crisis – Ships Shelled in Black Sea – Feb 2022

The Black Sea is a critical region for agricultural traders and oil traders alike. Ukraine and Russia together account for more than a quarter of the global trade in wheat and about a fifth of corn. That trade was thrown into chaos after Ukraine’s ports closed in the wake of Russia’s invasion. With Russia invasion …

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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 …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – ELIAS TSAKOS from 02.08.2021 to 14.08.2021

The 5 year old 249.90 metre long Aframax type crude oil tanker ELIAS TSAKOS called at Palumbo Malta Shipyard. She entered Grand Harbour on Monday 2nd August, 2021 passing breakwaters at 1558 hrs. She was assisted by 4 tugs bound for drydocking at Dock 6. She was built in Romania by Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries …

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Offshore – HAMAL sold and left Europe – 20.05.2021

On Thursday 20th May, 2021 the 2002 built Italian offshore tug/supply ship HAMAL left Grand Harbour for the last time at 1532 hrs with her new name as TEJA. Back to Wednesday 3rd February, 2021 at 2110 hrs she passed by 43.7 nautical miles offshore Malta underway to Constanta, Romania from Santa Cruz de Tenerife towing …

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Tugboat News – MULTRATUG 17, 24 and 27 at Malta – June 2021.

During the month of June, 3 tugs belonging to the Dutch Company Multraship Towage & Salvage based at Terneuzen, Netherlands called at Malta within 5 days. The first to call was the 16.76 metre 2020 Damen built tug MULTRATUG 24 homeported in Constanta, Romania (ROM) operated by Multraship Romania Srl entering Grand Harbour on Sunday …

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Harbour Facilities – Has Saptan Fuelling Dolphin

The only Jetty in the middle of Marsaxlokk Harbour is known as MX (Marsaxlokk) Dolphins and  is situated southeast of Il-Qajjenza at Birzebbugia close to Il-Fossa which is a tourist attraction in Marsaxlokk. Has Saptan Fuelling Dolphin provides storage for local cargo in its underground installation. The installation’s capacity is over 150,000 tonnes of clean petroleum products, …

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Passer By – HAMAL towing GSP ALFA – 03.02.2021

On Wednesday 3rd February, 2021 at 2110 hrs the Italian offshore tug/supply ship HAMAL towing the 99 metre offshore workshop pontoon GSP ALFA passed by 43.7 nautical miles offshore Malta underway to Constanta, Romania from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. GSP ALFA is the former BAASDRILL ALFA built in 2009 by Lamprell Energy at Dubai, United …

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