On 28th April 2014 Melita Marine Group, Malta took over a Floating Dock with 5,000 tons lifting capacity from Western Ship Repair Yard, Klaipeda part of the BLRT Grupp to be renamed NAZLAB.
With a length overall of 102 meters, inside width 20 meters and draft over keel blocks of 6 meters, the dock at that time name was UD-673 with port registration as B-346 was transported to Malta by OHT’s semi-submersible Vessel EAGLE of which she arrived on Saturday 10th May 2014 and anchored at Bunkering Area 2 for float off operations.
Below images are of the semi-submersible EAGLE loaded with the floating dock on Saturday 10th May 2014 –
Then on Sunday 11th May she was towed to Valletta by Tug Malta tugs LIENI; SEA SALVOR and SPINOLA as can be seen in below images assisted with Harbour Pilot and Pilot Boat FOXTROT –
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