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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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AFM – Medevac from cruise liner MEIN SCHIFF 5 – 22.12.2020

On Tuesday 22nd December around 1315 hrs the cruise liner MEIN SCHIFF 5 which currently is anchored 18 miles North East of Luqa Airport requested a helicopter for Medical Evacuation after the chief engineer hit his head and was unconscious. Arrangements were done and the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) AgustaWestland AW139M helicopter serial AS1630 …

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Beirut Blast – Countries united in sending Humanitarian Aid – 07.08.2020

Countries and international organisations have lined up to help Lebanon after a massive warehouse explosion sent a shockwave across Beirut, killing at least 154 and injuring over 5,000 persons. Also it destroyed 3 hospitals, major PPE Stores and Lebanon’s major grain store, triggering food crisis worries. Bahraini officials load medical aid and ground support equipment …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – AFM Special Forces stormed ‘Hijacked’ tanker and enters Valletta, Malta – 28.03.2019

The bunkering tanker EL HIBLU 1 hijacked by migrants off the coast of Libya was forced to enter Valletta harbour after the Special Operations Unit stormed the vessel and detained the ringleaders in a dramatic rescue operation. The tanker was bound for Libya from Turkey when she diverted from her route to rescue 108 illegal …

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Naval Movements at Valletta, Malta – Week 45 of 2018

Monday 5th November, 2018. Before 0900 hrs the AFM Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) P62 entered Valletta calling at Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd to berth at Bormla Wharf.        Wednesday 7th November, 2018. At 1614 hrs the Royal Navy Type 45 Class Destroyer HMS DIAMOND D 34 entered Valletta on her way home bound to …

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Man missing after jumping off FERNANDES II off St Julian’s A man who jumped off a Short Sea Ferry boat (Turkish Gullet) into the sea off St Julian’s late last night remains missing at sea, sources have said.  The FERNANDES II was returning to shore after a boat party with an open bar when the man …

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