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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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Naval Visits – ESPS PRINCIPE DE ASTURIAS R 11 – 16 to 17.03.2021

The only Spanish Navy (Armada Espanola) Aircraft Carrier that visited Malta so far is ESPS PRINCIPE DE ASTURIAS R 11. She entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Friday 16th March, 2007 around 0835 hrs piloted with the late harbour pilot Austin Vella. She was assisted by Tug Malta twin screw tugs FELICA and MARI. She berthed …

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Naval News – BALTOPS 2019 – Spanish Contribution

BALTOPS (Baltic Operations) is an annual joint, multinational maritime focused exercise scheduled for June 09-21, 2019. It is designed to improve training for participants, enhance flexibility and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic Sea region. The exercise will involve maritime, ground, and air forces to strengthen combined response capabilities necessary …

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Ships at Haifa, Israel in Week 11 of 2018. The following movements are covered by a friend at Haifa, Israel –Wednesday 14th March, 2018. The United States Navy Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship LHD 7 USS IWO JIMA entered harbour. Her previous call was from the 14th to 19th September, 2008. Thursday 15th March, 2018. …

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