Month: August 2022

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Barge BENEDETTA from 15.07 to 11.08.2022

On Friday 15th July the 1974 built ITA flag and owned 40.70 m barge BENEDETTA towed by the 1992 built ITA flag and owned tug PAUL which is a familiar tug in our territorial waters arrived off Grand Harbour (OGH) to be handed over to local tugs for drydocking at Dock 4. BENEDETTA was built …

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Tanker News – Converting Tanker to a containership Project put on hold – August 2022.

Swedish tanker shipping company Concordia Maritime has decided to put on hold the project that has been exploring the feasibility of converting a tanker into a containership. “The technical study shows that it is technically feasible to convert P-MAX vessels into 2,100 TEU container vessels, but the increasing economic uncertainty has made it difficult to …

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Dredging – GRANE R dredging inner part of Grand Harbour – August 2022

After nearly a month anchored at Bunkering Area 3, the 2010 built DP 2 multi purpose offshore vessel GRANE R entered Grand Harbour on Friday 12th August originally coming from Viana do Castelo at Portugal of which she passed breakwaters at 0839hrs. Transport Malta issued Local Notice to Mariners no 136 regarding the dredging works …

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Casualties – Yacht MY SAGA sinks offshore Catanzaro, Italy – 20.08.2022

On Saturday 20th August the Port Authority of Crotone VTS (Vessel Traffic Services) received a distress call from the 39.4 metre motor yacht MY SAGA that she was taking water ingress at her stern while on passage from Gallipoli to Milazzo. Immediately VTS advised Guardia Costiera (Italian Coast Guard) who dispatched CP 321 and a Romanian …

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Livestock Ships – GANADO EXPRESS and SHORTHORN EXPRESS at Malta – 08.08.2022

On Monday 8th August , the 135 metre livestock carrier GANADO EXPRESS and the 117 metres SHORTHORN EXPRESS entered Grand Harbour berthing alongside each other at MMH. First to enter was the 2013 built GANADO EXPRESS at 0859 hrs with 2 tugs assisting. She was built at China by COSCO Guangdong Shipyard at Dongguan with …

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Yacht Transportation – DEO VOLENTE at Malta again in June & July 2022

The Star Class Yacht Transport Carrier DEO VOLENTE was seen again at Malta delivering yachts. The second 2022 call was back to Tuesday 7th June, a public holiday in Malta for discharging 2 Motor Yachts. This included the Polish motor yacht JUPOLY. Upon discharging back to the sea, she shifted to Grand Harbour Marina to …

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Special Purpose Vessels – ITF Exhibition and Campaign Vessel GLOBAL MARINER at Malta – 1999

Founded in 1896, the International Transport Workers Federation better known as ITF is a confederation of 500 transport workers unions in 125 countries, representing 5 million workers in every branch of transport. During March 1998 a former Bank Line ship was purchased for $3 million and refurbished for a worldwide tour to raise public awareness …

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AFM – Clearing Fort St.Angelo Bastions – 16.09.1994

During the annual Clean Up the World Campaign, the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) always take part. Back to September 1994 , 62 AFM Personnel of the 1st Regiment Charlie Company embarked on a 3 day exercise which included abseiling clearing weeds, shrubs on the bastion walls. The President at that time Dr. Ugo Mifsud …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – 330 m container ship CAPE SOUNIO from 28.07 to 10.08.2022

On Thursday 28th July, 2022 the 2017 built MLT flag 330 metre container ship CAPE SOUNIO entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0753 hrs coming from OPL Malta but originally from Gioia Tauro, Italy bound for drydocking inside Dock 6 at Palumbo Malta Shipyard. She was built in Philippines by Hanjin Subic Shipyard at Olongapo as …

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Vehicle Carriers – LNG Battery Hybrid PCTC AUTO ACHIEVE – 28.07.2022

On Thursday 28th July, 2022 the 2022 built LNG Battery Hybrid Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) AUTO ACHIEVE  was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 35 nautical miles offshore Malta. She’s the second ship from a series of 3 LNG Battery Hybrid newbuilds being built at the Jiangnan Shipyard in China …

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