A wooden 47.40 metre boat PRINCESSE homeported in Panama with Panama (PAN) flag called at Valletta back to Thursday 16th August 2007 berthing at Pinto 3 Wharf for water supply and bunkering by road trucks.
She’s the former Bundesmarine (West Germany) Schutze Class Inshore minesweeper M 1056 RIGEL which was launched on the 2nd April 1962 and completed in September 1962. She was stricken from the navy in March 1990 of which she was sold in 1992. Speed was 24 knots with a displacement of 281.5 tons.
She left on Friday 17th August 2007 in the morning hours.
Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos – www.maltashipphotos.com
Published – Tuesday 8th October 2019