PASSER BY – Former BNS LOBELIA M 921 – 27.03.2018.

The 1989 former Belgian Navy Tripartite Class Minehunter  BNS LOBELIA M921 was spotted at 1200 hrs (1000 UTC)  passing by 62 nautical miles off Valletta, Malta as a deck cargo aboard SAL Heavy Lift Ship CALYPSO (imo 9512381) on Tuesday 27th March 2018. 

She was loaded on 16th March 2018 from Zeebrugge, Belgium bound to Egypt. During the Libyan Uprising in 2011 BNS LOBELIA M 921 was part of NATO’s Operation Unified Protector (OUP) off the Libyan Coast replacing another minehunter BNS NARCIS M 923.

Below archived image of BNS LOBELIA M 921  at Zeebrugge, Belgium in 2016 – 

Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos –