Month: December 2020

MBL News – Norwegian built lady SERENISSIMA at Malta – 24.09.2019

One of the Classic Ladies built in Norway back to the 1960 around is the SERENISSIMA. SERENISSIMA was built in Norway at Aker Trondelag AS in Trondheim for Hurtigruten as HARALD JARL sailing on itineraries along the Norwegian fjords and coastline. Extensively refurbished in 2003, the 100 passenger vessel was renamed ANDREA and chartered exclusively …

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Cruise Liner News – Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) sell EMPRESS OF THE SEAS and MAJESTY OF THE SEAS – December 2020

On Wednesday 16th December, 2020 Royal Caribbean International announced that both EMPRESS OF THE SEAS and MAJESTY OF THE SEAS were sold in the Asia-Pacific Region EMPRESS OF THE SEAS was launched in 1990 as NORDIC EMPRESS by Royal Caribbean following the acquisition of Admiral Cruises.  She was designed specifically for the short cruise market, …

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Anti Piracy Vessels – DE 421.

One of the fishing vessels converted into an anti piracy vessels is the Maltese (MLT) Flag vessel DE 421. She was built at Muggia, Trieste in Italy in 1994 as PUCCIO SECONDO with fishing matricola as CT 2850 homeported a Catania, Italy. She’s 24.2 metres long with a beam of 5.5 metres and 106 as …

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Yacht Transportation – FAGELGRACHT – 12.11.2020

On Thursday 12th November, 2020 the 2008 built NLD flag ship and owned general cargo ship FAGELGRACHT entered Grand Harbour, Malta securing at Magazine Wharf at 0755 hrs coming from Torre Annunziata, Italy. Once secured with berthing preparations were done for lifting 2 sailing yachts by shifting of hatches, pontoons and other materials. First to …

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Coast Guard – Guardia Costiera CP 265 in Spain for Frontex Joint Operation Poseidon – December 2020

On Wednesday 16th December, 2020 the Italian Coast Guard (Guardia Costiera) 200/S class patrol craft CP 265 who is normally based at Vibo Valentia in the Calabria region of southern Italy, near the Tyrrhenian Sea was berthed at the Spanish port of Ibiza in the Balearic Islands. Arrived from the Spanish port of Almeria, under the …

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Maltese Fishing Vessels – F 221 STOR FISK

One of the Sixties built fishing vessels on our fishing register was the 1962 built STOR FISK with fishing matricola as F 221. She was 18.50 m long with 5.70 metres beam with an engine of 238 hp. Her GRT was 52.07 tons , call sigh was 9H 5475 and she was the former British …

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Offshore – Offshore Construction Vessel CONNECTOR at Malta again – 27 – 28.12.2020

On Sunday 27th December, 2020 the 156.9m long Offshore Construction Vessel (OCV) CONNECTOR entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0727 hrs coming from Moss, Norway berthing at Pinto 1/2 wharves. She was last here in Malta berthed at Pinto 4 and 5 wharves part of Valletta Cruise Port on Wednesday 14th October for an 8 hour …

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RoRo Vessels – MY ROSE

On Monday 9th November, 2020 the 1984 built roro ship MY ROSE entered Grand Harbour, Malta around 1912 hrs berthing at Laboratory Wharf assisted by tugboat SEA SALVOR. She was built in Danmark by Frederikshavn Shipyard (later Danyard ) as MERCANDIAN DUKE for Mercandia Lines trading until October 1993 when she was sold and renamed …

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Ships from Canada – Canada Steamship Lines Sisters at Welland Canal – 26.12.2020

On a cold Saturday 26th December, 2020 around 2000 hrs Canada time the 1984 built Self Discharging Bulk Carrier ATLANTIC HURON passed by the 1973 built Self Discharging Bulk Carrier RT.HON. PAUL J.MARTIN whilst she was berthed at the Welland Canal. ATLANTIC HURON was built in Canada by Collingwood Shipbuilding at Collingwood as ATLANTIC HURON …

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Local Shipping – Hull 105 (Sheerlegs).

The only floating sheerleg in the Maltese Islands and non self propelled one is the Hull 105 currently operated by Bezzina Maritime Services. Fixed shear legs are most commonly found on floating cranes known as floating sheerlegs. These have heavy A-frame booms and vary in lifting capacity between 50 and 4,000 tons, and are used principally …

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