December 2022

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker CHEMTRANS LEO from 27.08 to 24.09.2022

On Saturday 27th August, 2022 the 2006 built LBR flag chemical/oil products tanker CHEMTRANS LEO left Marsaxlokk Harbour bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd towed by tugboat SENGLEA. Upon approaching off Grand Harbour, tugs PAWLINA and SEA SALVOR assisted her to berth at Parlatorio Wharf. CHEMTRANS LEO was built in South Korea by Hyundai Mipo …

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Maiden Call – Shoalbuster Tug COASTAL ROAMER – 18.12.2022

On Sunday 18th December, 2022 at 0745 hrs the 2014 built NLD flag and owned tugboat COASTAL ROAMER entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call berthing at Pinto 2 Wharf. She was built in Netherlands by Damen Shipyards as SL MBISSI for Smit Lamnalco as a Shoalbuster 2508 tugboat with 19.3 tonnes bollard pull. …

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Russia-Ukraine War – Turkish Flag Floating Sheerlegs attacked in Ukraine – 12.12.2022

On Monday 12th December around 1530 hrs (Ukranian Time) the Turkish (TUR) Flag floating sheerlegs ZAKHARIJ was attacked after the Russians opened fire at the Kherson region of which she’s berthed there with a bomb dropping in her engine room. She’s the largest floating crane (though sheerlegs) in Turkey and was built in 2011 at …

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Naval Visits – RFS MB-304 – 23-28.10.2012

On Thursday 25th October, 2012 the Russian Navy Sorum Class (Project 745) Ocean Going Tug MB-304 entered Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time berthing at Boiler Wharf. She was built at the Yaroslav Zavod Shipyard as yard no 409 in 1973 and commissioned 29th July 1977 and was assigned to the Black Sea Fleet. …

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Oil Rig NOBLE PAUL ROMANO towage – AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY – 05.11.2012

On Monday 5th November, 2012 the semi-submersible drilling rig (SSDR) NOBLE PAUL ROMANO towage was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 65 nautical miles east offshore Malta. She was being towed by the 2011 Japanese built offshore tug/supply ship POSH CHAMPION with a 3,174 DWT and 75 metres as length overall. Also …

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Broken Up – Tall Ship EARL OF PEMBROKE – 2nd December 2022

The 1945 Swedish built wooden 3 masted barque ship EARL OF PEMBROKE was towed/pushed to Kampen, Netherlands to be broken up on Friday 2nd December 2022 at Hoeben RDM Schepen.  She was built in Pukavik, Sweden as ORION and used to haul timber in the Baltic Sea until 1974 when she was laid up in Thisted, Denmark She was moved to …

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Cruise Liner News – Fred Olsen Cruise Lines to sell BRAEMAR – November 2022.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines (FOCL) announced the sale of one of the cruise liners, BRAEMAR since its is rationalizing its fleet to concentrate on modern tonnage. “While BRAEMAR’s smaller size brings many benefits, her size also brings constraints that are not aligned with where we now want to be as a business,” the company said in a …

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Naval Visits – RFA ARGUS A 135 – 23-25.11.2022

On Wednesday 23rd November, 2022 the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Role 3 Casualty Treatment/Aviation Training Ship RFA ARGUS A 135 passed Grand Harbour, Malta breakwaters at 1026 hrs after embarking pilot at Marsaxlokk Harbour Pilot Station 2 Bravo due to heavy swell off Grand Harbour (OGH) during her maiden call. She was originally built as …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cruise Liner MSC PREZIOSA from 15.11 to 04.12.2022

And once again the 2013 built 333 metres long liner MSC PREZIOSA was seen at Palumbo Malta Shipyard on Tuesday 15th November passing breakwaters at 0923 hrs coming from Hamburg, Germany. She entered straight to Dock 6 for drydocking etc. On Saturday 3rd December, 2022 morning she was shifted to Parlatorio Wharf. Upon completion of …

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Maiden Call – Cruise Liner RESILIENT LADY – 03.12.2022

On Saturday 3rd December, 2022 the 2021 built cruise liner RESILIENT LADY called at Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call and the first liner from Virgin Voyages passing breakwaters at 0715 hrs and berthing at Pinto 1 and 2 wharves, at the Valletta Cruise Port. She’s the third ship in Virgin Voyages Fleet and …

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