Month: June 2022

Tall Ships – 3 masted frigate replica ETOILE DU ROY at Malta for filming NAPOLEON by Ridley Scott – April/May 2022

The 1997 launched 46 metres long 3 masted sixth rate frigate built in Marmaris, Turkey, the ETOILE DU ROY entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Saturday 9th April berthing at DWQ 4, part of Valletta Gateway Terminals (VGT). Her purpose of call was to be part of Ridley Scott historical Film Shooting called NAPOLEON of which …

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Vehicle Carriers – HOEGH TRIGGER

The world’s largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) is the 2015 built HOEGH TRIGGER with a carrying capacity of 8,500 car equivalent units (CEU). She was built in China by Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry at Xiamen with yard number 462B as HOEGH TRIGGER, the second vessel in a series of 6 Post-Panamax vessels under the …

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Russia-Ukraine War – Missile Hits on Naval Vessels – 17.06.2022

On Friday 17th June, 2022 the Ukrainian Forces hit the Russian naval tugboat RFS SPASATEL VASILIY BEKH SB-739 with two Harpoon missiles in the Black Sea the first time it has claimed to have struck a Russian vessel with Western supplied Harpoon Missiles.   The naval tug was transporting ammunition, weapons and personnel from the Black …

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Palumbo Superyachts – LUNA B from 27.05 to 13.06.2022

The Dutch shipyard Oceanco built 66 metre superyacht LUNA B was seen in Malta for the first time at Palumbo Superyachts (PSY) Facilities situated at French Creek, Grand Harbour, Malta. She arrived on Friday 27th May from the Suez Canal and passed breakwaters at 1556 hrs berthing at Somerset Wharf. On Sunday 29th May she left …

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Fire – Grass Fire at Wied il-Ghomor, Malta – 30.05.2022

On Monday 30th May, 2022 a grass fire broke out around 1315 hrs at Wied il-Ghomor which spread quickly, fanned by a strong wind spreading from San Gwann to Ibrag under the former Halland Hotel site. Civil Protection Department (CPD) deployed several fire appliances from all fire stations and it was fully controlled by 2330 …

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ConRo News – Grimaldi’s Hybrid RoRo ECO MALTA christened at Malta – 30.05.2022

The sixth ship from a class of twelve hybrid vessels of the innovative Grimaldi Green 5th Generation (GG5G) class the ECO MALTA was christened at Grand Harbour while she was berthed at Laboratory Wharf during her second voyage to Malta. She was delivered last March and the 3rd GG5G vessel seen in Valletta, first one ECO LIVORNO on …

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Maiden Call – Cargo Ship NS OLZA – 07.05.2022

One of the latest ships of the Albanian Shipping Company – New Shipping , the 1990 built SLE flag NS OLZA entered Grand Harbour, Malta on her maiden call on Saturday 7th May 2022 at 0753 hrs berthing at Laboratory Wharf South 2. She was built in Germany by Hegemann Rolandwerft at Bremen as CHRISTOPHER with blue …

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Casualties – Livestock Carrier AL BADRI 1 sank – 12.06.2022

On Sunday 12th June the 1973 built TZA flag livestock carrier AL BADRI 1 carrying around 16,000 sheep capsized and sank at her berth at Suakin Port, Sudan. All crew members escaped safely, but almost all of the cargo was lost. The loss of the vessel may affect the port’s operations, as well as the environment, given …

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Yachting – 2019 built 41.14 m yacht ROYAL FALCON ONE at Malta – June 2022

The 2019 built 41.14m catamaran hull ROYAL FALCON ONE was seen at Grand Harbour, Malta for 22 hours berthing at St. Angelo Wharf, Grand Harbour Marina She entered Valletta on Monday 6th June, 2022 passing breakwaters at 0718 hrs coming from Genoa, Italy. She was designed by the Singapore based Royal Falcon Fleet sporting naval …

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Haifa Port – May 2022 Movements

The Port of Haifa  is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and …

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