Cassar Enterprises

Dredging – Haywharf Dredging – July/August 2022

During July and August 2022 Dredging Operations of Inert Material was carried out at the AFM Maritime Squadron Base at Haywharf at Marsamxett Harbour with the Ports & Yachting Directorate of Transport Malta issued Local Notice of Mariners – 091 dated 21st June, 2022 and Amendment – 118 dated 14th July 2022 . Vessels engaged …

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Cargo News – Cargo Ships at Valletta – November 2021.

A cargo ship or freighter is a merchant ship that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another. Thousands of cargo carriers ply the world’s seas and oceans each year, handling the bulk of international trade. Cargo ships are usually specially designed for the task, often being equipped with cranes and other mechanisms to load and unload, and come in all sizes. Below we …

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Research/Survey Vessel – NORTHELLA

One of the ships that sent to war during the Falklands Crisis in 1982 was the 1973 built ship NORTHELLA. She was built at Clelands Shipbuilding Co Ltd at Willington Quay, Wallsend,Tyne, UK with yard number as 325 for J Marr & Sons Ltd as the fishing vessel NORTHELLA with fishing matricola H206 at Hull, …

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Naval Visits – FGS U 35 S185 – 16-19.09.2021

One of the 6th submarine Type 212 Class of the German Navy FGS U35 with pennant number as S 185 paid a diplomatic visit at Grand Harbour, Malta on Thursday 16th September of which she passed breakwaters at 0902 hrs. Berthing Preparations commenced on Wednesday 15th September using for the first time 2 Pneumatic Floating …

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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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Ship of the Week – YANBU 31 – 1990

On 2nd August 1990 the invasion of Kuwait happened of which was a 2 day operation conducted by Iraq against the neighbouring State of Kuwait, which resulted in the 7 month long Iraqi occupation of the country. During that year 5 vessels – tugs RADHWA 18, 19, 20 water barge BADR 7 bound to Iraq and fireboat YANBU 31 bound …

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Local Shipping – MELITA X

One of the oldest tugboats locally owned was one of the four 16m long steel motor tug MELITA X owned by Malta tug & Lighter Services Ltd of Marsa. She was assigned as Malta Port No 58 which it was visible under her name. During 1993 she was sold to Cassar Enterprises, Marsa and laid …

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