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 GRT.

In July 2015 she was spotted on her hard at Marsa and in late 2015 she emerged as DE 421 homeported at Ulanbaatar, Mongolia (MNG) Flag with radio call sign as JVDQ6, grey hull as below –

Shifting from Marsa to Kalkara Marina back to 17th March, 2016. Later she moved to her current berthing place – Moored at Manoel Island Marina.

Last Wednesday 16th December, 2020 she was spotted on her hard slipped on SLIP 2 at Manoel Island Yacht yard (MIYY) homeported at Valletta (MLT Flag).

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Published – Tuesday 28th December, 2020