Month: November 2022

Naval News – Bilateral relations: Nigeria with Italian Navy ITS COMANDANTE BORSINI P 491 – 23.11.2022

On Wednesday 23rd November, 2022 the flag officer in charge of the Nigerian western naval command rear admiral Yaqub Wambai has received the Italian navy ship ITS COMANDANTE BORSINI P 491 during her port call to Apapa area of Lagos state, led by the ambassador of Italy to Nigeria Stefano De Leo. The ambassador of …

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Towage – OCEAN LARK towing 80m barge IB 919 – 30.03.2003

On Sunday 30th March, 2003 the Norwegian built anchor handling tug/supply ship OCEAN LARK towing an 80 metre barge IB 919was seen entering Valletta bound to Cassar Ship Repair Yard. OCEAN LARK was built by Bolsones Verft at Molde, Norway as the RIG TUGGER for Uksnoy of which it still exists , trading until 1981; …

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Broken Up – Offshore Tug/Supply Vessel MASTER – November 2022

An iconic designed supplier built in the Netherlands, MASTER was spotted at the Aliaga breakers, Turkey during November 2022 after she was towed by the 53 t bollard pull aht ADMIRAL from Mexico to Turkey earlier this month. She was built at Arnhem by Arhemsche Scheepsbouw as the WIMPEY SEAFOX trading for Wimpey Marine Ltd, …

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Naval News – Russian Navy warships denied entry into the Black Sea – November 2022

Russian Pacific Fleet’s warships had been waiting for Turkey’s permission to cross the Bosporus into the Black Sea since early February, but Ankara never allowed them to enter. According to Andriy Klymenko, head of the Monitoring Group of the Institute of Strategic Studies of the Black Sea and editor-in-chief of the BlackSeaNews portal, the warships have been …

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Towage – AGIOS DIMITRIOS towing SIRTE 2 – 19.05.2001

On Saturday 19th May, 2001 several units of the Libyan Dredging Company COMAFISH was seen arriving at Grand Harbour, Malta either as deck cargo or towed like the 1965 built cutter suction dredger SIRTE 2 that was seen being towed by the Greek Tug AGIOS DIMITRIOS. AGIOS DIMITRIOS was built in the Netherlands at YVC …

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Delivery – 2022 built EcoBulk Carrier MISJE VITA at Malta – 10.11.2022

On Thursday 10th November, 2022 the 2022 built EcoBulk Carrier MISJE VITA entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her delivery voyage from the builders. In fact she passed breakwaters at 1824 hrs. She was built in Sri Lanka by Colombo Dockyard (Pte) Ltd as hull no 250 for Misje Rederi A/S, Norway of which will be …

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330 metre VLCC HELLAS FOS at Malta – Aerial Photography – October 2022

The 2022 built GRC flag and owned very large crude carrier (VLCC) HELLAS FOS that was built in South Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) as hull no 3270 was photographed from on the air on 2 occasions by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS in Central Mediterranean. Interesting to see the name as HELLAS FOS again on …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Italy Demands That Countries Whose Flag Is Flown By Rescue Boats Bear The Responsibility Of Migrants Aboard – November 2022.

A row escalated on Friday 4th November over who should take care of migrants rescued by NGO’s rescue vessels offshore Italy, with Italy insisting that countries whose flag was flown by the vessels should bear some of the responsibility and Norway disagreeing. 3 NGO rescue vessels holding almost 1,000 migrants have been at sea offshore …

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Delivery – Tug MAHE DE LABOURDONNAIS – July 2001

A rare East African marine asset was seen in Malta on Monday 7th July 2001 fresh from the building yard, the tugboat MAHE DE LABOURDONNAIS entered Grand Harbour, Malta for fuel stop on her maiden call during her delivery voyage. She was built in Spain at the Astilleros Zamakona shipyard for the Mauritius Government Port …

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Cruise Liner News – First cruise liner to dock at Wellington, New Zealand over 2 Years has active Covid-19 aboard on 25.10.2022

The first cruise liner in 2½ years to disembark passengers in Wellington at New Zealand had active Covid-19 aboard. The 2016 built 348 metre liner OVATION OF THE SEAS became the first cruise ship back into Wellington after 953 days on Tuesday 25th October, 2022 which has not been following current Covid isolation guidelines and …

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