Month: September 2021

Local Shipping – Sea Malta’s – GUDJA

Sea Malta Company Limited was the Maltese National Shipping Line. Established on 10th November 1973 during the tenure of the Labour Government led by Dominic Mintoff, which had the majority of the shares in the new company. The quest of this company was to provide maritime services company as well as to the need of the nation in general, and to …

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Malta Shipyards – Newbuilding Tanker NOVOGRADNJA 317 as SITEAM VOYAGER from 17.03 – 29.03.2008.

One of the newbuilding tankers that used to call at Malta Shipyards for completing works etc was the 2008 built SITEAM VOYAGER which called at Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Dock 6 named with her yard number – NOVOGRADNJA 317. She was assisted by local tugs FELICA and PAWLINA and wearing Eitzen Chemical Funnel Colours. …

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Breaking Up – 1971 built fishing vessel MAR NOVA

One of the former local vessels that were broken up this year in 2021 , was the former stern trawler F 301 CARMELA named as MAR NOVA. Built in UK by W. R. Cunis Ltd., Woolwich as FARID with yard no 667 completed for Mohammed Javed Motoghri, Iran. After several ownerships she was brought to …

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Naval Visits – ROS REGINA MARIA F 222 19-21.09.2021

One of the Fourteen built Type 22 Class frigates for the Royal Navy entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Sunday 19th September at 0952 hrs as ROS REGINA MARIA F 222 with the Romanian Navy. Originally as HMS LONDON F 95 (ex-BLOODHOUND) she was built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Limited (YSL) in Glasgow, Scotland. She was ordered …

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CMA CGM News – Launching INDAMEX 2 connecting the Indian Subcontinent with the US East Coast from 25.10.2021

CMA CGM is pleased to announce the launch of the INDAMEX 2, a complementary service to the current INDAMEX, offering optimized connections to/from the INDIAN SUBCONTINENT and the US EAST COAST. With this new loop, CMA CGM strengthens its service offer on the trade in order to match customers’ strong demand. 8 vessels will be deployed …

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Naval Visits – FGS U 35 S185 – 16-19.09.2021

One of the 6th submarine Type 212 Class of the German Navy FGS U35 with pennant number as S 185 paid a diplomatic visit at Grand Harbour, Malta on Thursday 16th September of which she passed breakwaters at 0902 hrs. Berthing Preparations commenced on Wednesday 15th September using for the first time 2 Pneumatic Floating …

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Offshore – Tidewater 2012 built Platform supply vessel HANDIN TIDE

One of the frequently Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) seen around the Maltese Islands working in the Mediterranean Sea is the Tidewater owned HANDIN TIDE that used to work at West Africa and currently involved in survey operations with Fugro. She was built in China by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding at Mawei in 2012. Her calls to …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Heavy Lift HAPPY STAR from 25.10 to 20.11.2018

On Thursday 25th October, 2018 the 155.970 metres long Heavy Load Carrier HAPPY STAR entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 1109 hrs for the first time bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd. She was escorted towards Malta by the 1983 built ITA flag and owned tugboat GIANEMILIO C since the ship had steering problems and was …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker STENA PENGUIN from 08.09 to 15.09.2021

One of the Croatian built tankers from Stena Tankers seen in Malta was the 2010 built oil product tanker STENA PENGUIN which entered Malta on Wednesday 8th September coming from Algeciras, Spain passing breakwaters at 1435 hrs bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Dock 6. She was built at Brodosplit in Sprit, Croatia as yard no …

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Fishing Vessels – TOK TOK

A British built fishing vessel which ended her years in black events was the 1975 built TOK TOK. She was originally the Petershead Tynedraft 86 Class Fishing Vessel GOLDEN DAWN bearing fishing matricola PD 211 and later while she was delivered to Maltese owners she was flying Irish (IRL) Flag and with matricola as BS …

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