Bighi

Reefers – 1983 built DALMACIJA FRIGO at Malta – 2003

One of the Yugoslavian built vessels was the 1983 built refrigerated cargo ship DALMACIJA FRIGO. She was built by Split Shipyard ( now Brodosplit) at Split, Yugoslavia for Mediteranska Plovidba DD, Croatia, chartered to various companies including with the Arctic Reefers Pool, set up by Cool Carriers in January 1999. On Thursday 8th May 2003 …

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Cruise Liner News – 2021 built Cruise Liner SILVER DAWN at Malta – 18-19.11.2021

On Thursday 18th November, 2021 the newly cruise liner SILVER DAWN entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 1304 hrs coming from the Fincantieri Shipyard at Ancona, Italy. during her maiden call. She was handed over to Silversea Cruises 6 days before with Executives from the company and Fincantieri attended an intimate delivery ceremony to welcome the …

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Palumbo Superyachts – Superyacht TRANQUILITY from 04.10 – 12.11.2021

The Oceanco built 91.50 metre superyacht TRANQUILITY was seen for the second time in Malta since she was built in 2014. This time she called to Palumbo Superyachts (PSY) Facilities situated at French Creek, Grand Harbour, Malta. She arrived on Monday 4th October from Antibes, France and passed breakwaters at 0816 hrs berthing at Hamilton …

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Towage – FAIRMOUNT SUMMIT towing semi-submersible heavy lifter GAVEA LIFTER loaded with jack up oilrig WEST TITANIA – 13.06.2007

On Wednesday 13th June 2007, the 2005 built 75 metre anchor handling tug FAIRMOUNT SUMMIT towing the 1976 built 196 metre non propelled semi submersible heavy lifter GAVEA LIFTER loaded with the 1981 built jack up oil rig WEST TITANIA loaded from Congo, West Africa entered Grand Harbour around 1346 hrs. 4 Tug Malta tugs …

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Barges – Fireworks due to Vittoriosa Feast – 10.08.2021

On Wednesday 6th May, 2020 the Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement announced in a press release that a limited permit will be granted for fireworks to be set off on the days that the local feast is usually celebrated. This decision was made after evaluating several aspects of the situation, primarily …

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Palumbo Superyachts Refit – 55m yacht SAMAX – May to July 2021

A Dutch built lady – SAMAX which is not a newcomer to Malta recently was drydocked at Palumbo Superyachts. She entered Grand Harbour on Saturday 29th May at 0632 hrs coming from the Middle East via Suez berthing at Somerset Wharf. SAMAX was built by Feadship at the Royal Van Lent Shipyard as 775CLAIRE and …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – 86 souls rescued by German Sailing Yacht NADIR – 16.06.2021

Currently at the Grand Harbour, under COVID-19 Quarantine there is the 18 metre long German sailing yacht NADIR anchored in Bighi. She entered Grand Harbour on Friday 18th June at 1736 hrs and proceeded to Bighi Bay on anchors as instructed by Valletta VTS after she dropped anchors close to the Tank Cleaning Farm ( …

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Fishing – Fishing Vessels Movements from 30.05 – 06.06.2021

Maltese aquaculture produce is almost entirely exported to European and Asian markets. Over 65 percent of annual landings originates from the tuna and dolphin fish fisheries, which contribute about 56 percent in value terms (about US$ 6 million). Blue Fin Tuna (BFT) Season is on the way too. Here are some of Week 21/22 interesting movements – …

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Accidents – MFD 79 MAREBLU at Grand Harbour – November 2020

On Saturday 7th November, 2020 around noon the Maltese owned tuna ranch workboat MAREBLU MFD 079 had an accident at Bighi Bay, Grand Harbour, Malta. Shortly afterwards the workboat ONNELLA MFD 015 was on site together with the 14 metre tugboat GOZZO. By attaching lifting bags to her stern since she was partially sunk (engine …

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Valletta Cruise Port – Week 39 of 2018

Valletta Cruise Port plc (formerly VISET Malta plc) is a limited liability company which took over the cruise and ferry terminal operations following an international tender issued by the Government of Malta in 1996. Valletta Cruise Port was awarded the project and the formal agreement was signed on the 23rd of November 2001. KALKARA is a …

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