Belgian Built

Ferry – 1975 built ELEGANT I

One of the Dover – Ostend route ferry, the PRINCESS MARIE CHRISTINE was scrapped in December 2011 and was seen as ELEGANT I. She was launched by Belliard Hoboken as the PRINCESSE MARIE CHRISTINE in 1975 as yard no 878  for Regie voor Maritiem Transport (RMT), Belgium on their  Ostend  to Dover  route. In 1987 she was repainted in …

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Built in Malta – Power Plant LADY OF VICTORIES – 2007

On Tuesday 17th April, 2007 a 4,500-tonne Power Plant Pontoon LADY OF VICTORIES was launched at the Malta Shipbuilding Co Ltd (MSCL) part of the Malta Shipyards. She was built for AGIP, ABB and Rolls Royce with four gas-operated turbines which generate 140 MW of electricity. The work had been praised by her owners – …

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EEMS WRESTLER towing DON CANDIDO – Aerial Photography

On Friday 11th September, 2020 the 1990 built tug EEMS WRESTLER towing the 1980 built ferry DON CANDIDO was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 40 nautical miles from Gozo. EEMS WRESTLER was built in Belgium at the Scheepswerf Van Rupelmonde at Rupelmonda as ZEEHOND for the Belgian Government in 1990 trading …

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MBL News – Sail Passenger Ships STAR FLYER and ROYAL CLIPPER calling for bunkers – July/August 2020

On Thursday 23rd July, 2020 at 2200 hrs the 1991 built sail passenger ship STAR FLYER was spotted approaching Malta for bunkering purposes at Bunkering Area 3. On Friday 24th July, 2020 at 0545 hrs STAR FLYER was spotted approaching Bunkering Area 3. Later on around 1800 she was ready from bunkers and she proceeded …

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Tugboat – FIGHTER

One of the famous Belgian tugs is the 1977 built tug FIGHTER. She was launched on 8th March and completed in April 1977 by Scheepswerf Van Rupelmonde (Chantiers de Naval Rupelmonde), Rupelmonde, Belgium with yard number 437 and was delivered in April to the Unie van Redding en Sleepdienst (URS), Antwerp, Belgium and was stationed …

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