On Monday 9th December 2019 at 2016 hrs the palletised cargo ship MARAYA entered Valletta towed by 2 tugs LIENI and VITTORIOSA after she developed engine failure when she was only 3-4 miles off Valletta.
At 1902 hrs the local tug VITTORIOSA left Valletta bound to the vessel of which at 1919 hrs she was all fast to the vessel in a forward position. After few minutes she was instructed by VTS to proceed to 2 nautical miles according to the duty pilot advise.
At 1928 hrs the local tug LIENI casted off from her berth at Timber Wharf with duty pilot onboard of which around 2000 hrs she made all fast astern.
At 2016 hrs the convoy passed breakwaters bound to Boiler Wharf.
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Published – Monday 9th December 2019