Cassar Marine Services

Dredging – Second Call for GRANE R at Valletta – 02 – 04.09.2022

Infrastructure Malta has commenced dredging works to help improve safety and navigability inside Grand Harbour using the  the 2010 built DP 2 multi purpose offshore vessel GRANE R that entered Grand Harbour on Friday 2nd September at 0640 hrs. The project aims to remove tonnes of silt and other sediment from the seabed in the …

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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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Offshore News – 33 metre supply vessel DOT 1

A Japanese Built Crewboat that used to be homeported at Valletta and owned by a Maltese Shipping Group, was seen renamed as DOT 1 berthed and loading for Libya for the first time on Tuesday 13th July, 2021. She was built in 1980 by Yokohama Yacht at Yokohama, Japan being the second commercial vessel built …

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Ship Repair – 1957 built sailing yacht SAINT KILDA at Malta

One of the vessels that entered Grand Harbour, Malta under different names was the 1957 built 51.33 metre 3 masted steel schooner SAINT KILDA. She was built in 1957 by Abeking & Rasmussen at Lemwerder, Germany as the trawler BIELEFELD trading until 1971 where she was renamed STARFISH E 213 under Danish flag in 1984. …

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Dredging – Dredging of Inert Material at Deep Water Quay, Malta – November 2021

From Monday 1st November to Monday 22nd November, 2021 Dredging Operations of Inert Material was carried out in Grand Harbour along the intermediate coastline of Deep Water Quay (DWQ) 3 and 4. The Ports & Yachting Directorate of Transport Malta issued Local Notice of Mariners – 168 dated 26th October 2021. Vessels engaged in the …

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Local Shipping – BEEZER

One of the ships involved in Oil Spill Response is the 1990 built RTK 412 Ramped Craft BEEZER. She arrived aboard the research ship NORTHELLA back in 2001 (NORTHELLA article – https://maltashipnews.com/2021/10/17/research-survey-vessel-northella/ )of which she was stored at Cassar Ship Repair Yard. Apart from oil spill response she’s used for other purposes such as transportation …

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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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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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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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MBL News – VEENDAM Maiden Call – June 2019

On Friday 28th June, 2019 the Italian built liner VEENDAM called at Valletta berthing at Pinto 1 and 2 wharves during her maiden call at Valletta Cruise Port. Shortly after she was secured to the wharf, the flat top barge B 45 towed by BETTY with a Toyota Forklifter belonging to local logistics contractor White …

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