Day: February 13, 2021

Naval News – Towed Array Sonar by Dutch Navy Submarine S 810 HNLMS BRUINVIS – March 2002

A towed array sonar is a system of hydrophones towed behind a submarine or a surface ship on a cable. Trailing the hydrophones behind the vessel, on a cable that can be kilometres long, keeps the array’s sensors away from the ship’s own noise sources, greatly improving its signal-to-noise ratio, and hence the effectiveness of detecting and tracking faint contacts, such as quiet, …

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MBL News – NOORDAM calling at Gozo – 09.08.2010

The third Holland America Liner to call at Gozo was the 285 metre long NOORDAM anchoring off Mgarr Harbour on Monday 9th August, 2010. A Vista Class liner, she was built in 2006 by Fincantieri, Italy and the fourth Holland America Line (HAL) vessel to bear the name. The ship was christened on 22nd February, 2006, in New York …

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Mgarr Harbour – MURAT HACIBEKIROGLU II – 20.07.2004

One of the ships that used to call at Mgarr Harbour, Gozo was the 70 metre long coaster MURAT HACIBEKIROGLU II. She was seen several times in our territorial waters calling both Valletta (Grand Harbour) and Marsamxett Harbour ( Old Medserv Base). She was built in Turkey in 1984 by Dearsan Shipyard at Istanbul where …

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