Month: November 2021

Casualties – Tanker FILICUDI M disabled – 26.11.2021

On Thursday 25th November at 0625 hrs the 2005 built Italian flag and owned chemical/oil products tanker FILICUDI M left Sarroch, Sardegna, Italy bound to Augusta, Italy. On the night of Friday 26th November the Italian Coast Guard (Guardia Costiera) of Mazara Del Vallo was engaged in rescue operation after an Engine Room Fire which …

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Maritime Issues – Courtesy Flag in Malta – Nov 2021

It is a custom among merchant ships or any kind of vessel that when entering or leaving a foreign port and during their stay in the port to fly the colours of that country. as a mark of respect. Also, never fly one country’s flag beneath another’s on the same mast. This is a sign …

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AFM – Live GUNEX – November 2021

Between Monday 15th and Friday 19th November 2021 the Maritime Squadron conducted a live gunnery firing practice involving maritime assets from Pembroke Ranges (LMD-1). The Ports & Yachting Directorate issued Notice to Mariners – NtM 38 dated 5th November, 2021. On Monday 15th November the Emer Class OPV P 62 was seen in the area …

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Palumbo Superyachts – Superyacht TANGO from 04.11 to 26.11.2021

The Feadship built 77.7 metre superyacht TANGO was seen again in Malta and the second time at Palumbo Superyachts (PSY) Facilities situated at French Creek, Grand Harbour, Malta. She arrived on Thursday 4th November from Dubrovnik, Croatia and passed breakwaters at 0756 hrs bound to Dock 5 for drydocking. She was built in 2011 by Royal Van …

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Naval News – Final Days of HMAS SIRIUS O 266 – 22.11.2021

HMAS SIRIUS O 266 the former Greek tanker DELOS built in 2004 and purchased by the Royal Australian Navy and converted into a fleet replenishment vessel is in her final days prior to decommissioning in December 2021. DELOS was built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea as one from 6 of her class being built for the Greek Shipping Company Tsakos. She …

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Delivery – 96 metre High Speed Craft INCAT 050 at Malta – July 2008

On Friday 11th July,2008 afternoon the 96 metre High Speed Craft INCAT 050 entered Grand Harbour, Malta after finishing her charter to the United States Navy as JOINT VENTURE HSV-XI.  INCAT 050 was one of six 96 metre (WPC 96) catamarans built by Incat, Australia in 1998. Under the name DEVIL CAT, she operated for a …

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Libyan Uprising – Libya Human Aid sending Ambulances from Malta to Libya – May 2011

During the Libyan Uprising started on 17th February, 2021 of which my team played an important role in Humanitarian Aid assessments, the country of Malta was instrumental and caught the eyes of international headlines for its part in evacuating thousands of persons from Libya, all sorts of Humanitarian Affairs and Political Asylum to 2 Libyan …

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Naval Visits – USNS TRENTON T-EPF 5 – 12 to 18th Nov 2021

On Friday 12th November, 2021 the Spearhead Class Expeditionary Fast Transport Vessel USNS TRENTON T-EPF 5 called at Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call and the first of the Class to enter Grand Harbour passing breakwaters at 1423 hrs. The Spearhead class ships is a United States Navy led shipbuilding program to provide “a platform …

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Bunkering – Vehicle Carrier AL SALMY 5 at Malta – Nov 2021

On Thursday 18th November the 1984 built Vehicle carrier vessel AL SALMY 5 was spotted at Bunkering Area 1 uplifting bunkers with bunkering tanker BAWA-1. She’s the former NEPTUNE OLYMPIC which used to come at Grand Harbour, Malta owned by Neptune Lines, Greece. She was bought by Salam El Makrani Cargo Co (SAMC) based in …

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Casualties – MFA 384 PEPPINA at Marsalforn Bay, Gozo – 13.11.2021

On Saturday 13th November, 2021 thanks to Alldive Ltd Personnel together with TugMalta Personnel saved the 12.65 metre fishing vessel MFA 384 PEPPINA from sinking though her stern was already underwater at Marsalforn Bay, Gozo. Normally MFA 384 PEPPINA is moored at the Menqa in Marsalforn Bay of which last June she was spotted there …

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