Libyan Shipping – Purse Seiner ARRABTA

One of the 5 Damen built 32 metre Fishing Vessels delivered in green hull is the 1991 built ARRABTA owned by Nour Al Haiat Fishery Co (NAFIMCO, Libya.

Berthed at DWQ 2 on 23rd November 2004, first time to be seen in Malta on her way to Piriou Shipyard at Concarneau, France for modification.

She was built by Scheepswerf Bijlholt B.V., Foxhol as yard no 677 and completed by Damen B.V, Gorinchem as yard no 3614 in March 1991. She’s a 32 metre long with 8.22 metres beam and 3.11 metres as draught.

Drydocked at Cassar Ship Repair Floating Dock CAMILEON back to 8th May 2005.

She’s homeported at Tripoli, Libya and fishing matricola was TP 550.

Entering Grand Harbour back to 3rd October, 2011.

With radio callsign as 5ARX she was renamed as APOLLONIA in 2013 and still active.

Various images during 2008.

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Published – Friday 3rd December, 2021 at 1850 hrs.