The Fifth ship from a class of twelve hybrid vessels of the innovative Grimaldi Green 5th Generation (GG5G) class the ECO CATANIA entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call on Monday 26th July berthing at Laboratory Wharf.
At 1930 hrs she was ready to shift to Palumbo Malta Shipyard floating at Dock no 6 to minor dented damages to be repaired –
Just like her four sister vessels already in service, ECO CATANIA she is 238 meters long with a beam of 34 meters, holding a GRT of 67,311 tonnes and a service speed of 20.8 knots. With 7 decks, two of which are hoistable she can carry 7,800 linear meters of freight, equivalent to around 500 trailers and 180 cars. The quarter stern ramp allows the loading of freight units weighing up to 150 tons.
Delivered in early June she was christened at Catania, Sicily on Wednesday 7th July, 2021.
ECO CATANIA is operating regularly between the ports of Genoa, Livorno, Catania and Malta, joining her sister vessel ECO LIVORNO which is already in service on the same route.
Above images are while leaving Grand Harbour on Thursday 5th August and the below images are from last Saturday 21st August, 2021.
Grimaldi Group is represented in Malta by Sullivan Maritime Ltd – www.sullivanmaritime.com
Watermarked Photos are by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. NO PHOTOS can be used or manipulated without our permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos – www.maltashipphotos.com
Published – Wednesday 25th August, 2021.