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Special Purpose Vessels – ITF Exhibition and Campaign Vessel GLOBAL MARINER at Malta – 1999

Founded in 1896, the International Transport Workers Federation better known as ITF is a confederation of 500 transport workers unions in 125 countries, representing 5 million workers in every branch of transport. During March 1998 a former Bank Line ship was purchased for $3 million and refurbished for a worldwide tour to raise public awareness …

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Tall Ships – 3 masted frigate replica ETOILE DU ROY at Malta for filming NAPOLEON by Ridley Scott – April/May 2022

The 1997 launched 46 metres long 3 masted sixth rate frigate built in Marmaris, Turkey, the ETOILE DU ROY entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Saturday 9th April berthing at DWQ 4, part of Valletta Gateway Terminals (VGT). Her purpose of call was to be part of Ridley Scott historical Film Shooting called NAPOLEON of which …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – LPG Tanker NAVIGATOR VIRGO from 04 to 27.04.2022

Another South Korean built ship, the British owned LPG tanker NAVIGATOR VIRGO was spotted at Palumbo Malta Shipyard during the month of April. In fact she entered Grand Harbour on Monday 4th April at 0852 hrs coming from Arzew, Algeria bound for berthing at Factory Wharf. On Friday 8th April she was shifted from Factory Wharf towards …

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Breaking Up – 1971 built fishing vessel MAR NOVA

One of the former local vessels that were broken up this year in 2021 , was the former stern trawler F 301 CARMELA named as MAR NOVA. Built in UK by W. R. Cunis Ltd., Woolwich as FARID with yard no 667 completed for Mohammed Javed Motoghri, Iran. After several ownerships she was brought to …

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Tugboat – 1970 built SIR IAN

One of the 22 ships built by Appledore Shipbuilders at Appledore was the 1970 built tug COLERAINE. She was ordered in 1969 with her keel laid on 29th September 1969 and launched on 8th January 1970 as yard number A.S. 70 completed for J. Cooper (Belfast) Ltd and homeported at Belfast. During June, 1971 she …

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Ship of the Week – FALCON originally SOUTHLEIGH

One of the Lowestoft trawlers that was seen in Malta was the diving support vessel FALCON that was seen both at Sliema Creek, Marsamxett Harbour and at Grand Harbour in 1997. She was built in Lowestoft by the Shipyard of Richards Iron Works Ltd as Yard Number 417 for Small and Co Ltd of Lowestoft …

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Bunkering – British Yacht FIDDLERS DREAM – 27.07.2021

On Wednesday 27th July, 2021 after 1400 hrs the 22 metres long GBR flag yacht FIDDLERS DREAM shifted from Marsamxett Harbour towards Grand Harbour for bunkering purposes. Homeported at Cowes (GBR Flag) she berthed starboard side alongside Pinto 1 Wharf, part of Valletta Cruise Port. After she took bunkers via road tanker by Cassar Petroleum …

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Yachting – 1978 built schooner SITTING BULL (NAN SHAN) at Malta – 30.07.2013

8 years ago on Tuesday 30th July, 2013 a lovely British schooner SITTING BULL NAN SHAN entered Grand Harbour, Malta. She was built in France by Umm Simac Plaisance Shipyards as yard number 1017 with galvanised steel hull with 15.30 metres length and beam of 5.20 metres. Her deck is made of Burmese teak with …

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Former Military – TREVOSE

A prototype General Service Launch built in UK for the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineeers of the British Army is still trading with her original name – TREVOSE. She was built in 1964 by Thornycroft, Southampton with 74 tons Displacement as a General Service Launch for the War Department Fleet, performing duties with the Royal …

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Offshore – OCEAN SURVEYOR in Malta – July 2021

On Tuesday 6th July, 2021 one of the former Sealion Shipping platform supply vessels (PSV) named OCEAN SURVEYOR called at Grand Harbour, Malta passing breakwaters at 1506 hrs coming from Trapani, Sicily. She was built in the UK by Babcock Marine at Appledore for Sealion Shipping as TOISA CREST in 1999 homeported at London with …

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