South Korean Built

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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Offshore News – SEVEN OCEANIC and SEVEN ARCTIC at Malta in 6 days apart – September 2022.

Two offshore vessels from an interesting fleet of over 35 vessels from the Norwegian Offshore Industry Company Subsea 7 called at Grand Harbour, Malta coming from Norway bound to Filyos, Turkey for provisions, stores etc within 6 days apart from each other. First to enter was the 2011 built Deepwater Subsea Offshore Vessel SEVEN OCEANIC …

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Ship Repair – PACIFIC WYVERN at Bezzina Ship Repair Yard – 2005.

Bezzina Ship Repair Yard (BSRY) is a complete Ship and Yacht repair facility for vessels of steel, aluminium, CRP and wood. It is a privately family owned and situated at Coal Wharf, Grand Harbour inner side. With 2 former Admiralty reinforced concrete floating docks (RCFD) of which lately they were refurbished, repetitive and new clients …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – LPG Tanker NAVIGATOR VIRGO from 04 to 27.04.2022

Another South Korean built ship, the British owned LPG tanker NAVIGATOR VIRGO was spotted at Palumbo Malta Shipyard during the month of April. In fact she entered Grand Harbour on Monday 4th April at 0852 hrs coming from Arzew, Algeria bound for berthing at Factory Wharf. On Friday 8th April she was shifted from Factory Wharf towards …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Crude Oil Tanker EVRIDIKI from 03 to 17.04.2022

One of the South Korean built ships , the Greek owned crude oil tanker EVRIDIKI was spotted at Palumbo Malta Shipyard during the month of April. In fact she entered Grand Harbour on Sunday 3rd April at 0953 hrs coming from Eleusis, Greece bound for drydocking at Dock 6. She was built by Hyundai Heavy …

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Casualties – CMA CGM RABELAIS explosion – 06.04.2022

On Wednesday 6th April, 2022 around 1230 UTC the 2010 built container ship CMA CGM RABELAIS while underway from Singapore to India, suffered an explosion, followed by fire, in western Malacca Strait between Andaman islands and Banda Aceh Sumatra. The Master immediately ordered a firefighting operation and the fire was soon controlled and remains so. …

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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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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Container Ship MSC TORONTO from 22.10 to 25.10.2021

Another MSC container ship to use Palumbo Malta Shipyard was the 2006 built 324 metres long MSC TORONTO. She entered Grand Harbour on Friday 22nd October, 2021 passing breakwaters at 0712 hrs coming from Gioia Tauro, Italy. She was due to enter the previous day around 1530 but works were postponed due to daylight restrictions …

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STS Operation – BEAR ALCOR and PATRICIA – 04.09.2021

On Saturday 4th September, 2021 a ship to ship (STS) Operation between the 274 m crude oil tanker BEAR ALCOR and the 144 m chemical/oil products tanker PATRICIA was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS offshore Malta. BEAR ALCOR was built in South Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) on 8th March, 2002 as the Double …

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Breaking Up – 1995 built container ship BUNGA PELANGI DUA – 2012

On Monday 16th July, 2012 the 1995 South Korean built container ship BUNGA PELANGI DUA was broken up at Alang, India. She was built at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd (HHI) at Seoul in South Korea as Yard No 919. She was 275.1m long with 37.19 m beam. Homeported at Port Kelang, Malaysia (MYS Flag) with …

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