Cattle

Maltese Islands – Tal-Mixta Cave, Gozo

One of Gozo’s hidden gems found on the outskirts of Nadur Village is TAL-MIXTA CAVE .The secluded cave provides a perfect panoramic view of the splendid red sands of RAMLA L-HAMRA beach and the terraced fields all through the valley. Findings of Bronze Age pottery, in and surrounding the grotto, have affirmed the fact that …

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Livestock Ships – SHORTHORN EXPRESS

One of the 14 Vroon Livestock owned ships around is the 1998 built SHORTHORN EXPRESS. She was built in the Netherlands by Van Diepen Shipyard at Waterhuizen in 1998 with 5 decks and 3,841 m² cattle and sheep gross pen area with 570m² as deck space fodder with a length overall of 116.59 metres and …

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Casualties – GULF LIVESTOCK 1 sank off Japan – 02.09.2020

The 2002 built livestock carrier GULF LIVESTOCK I sank 100 nautical miles west of Amami Ōshima Island in southwest Japan on 2nd September 2020 due to Typhoon Maysak while she was on a passage from Napier, New Zealand to Jintang, China She was built in Germany by the Hegemann Roland shipyard in Berne as the container ship MAERSK WATERFORD with …

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Livestock Ships – AL MAHMOUD 2

One of the livestock ships that was around is the 1986 built 149 metre long AL MAHMOUD 2 now trading as POLARIS 2. She was built in Japan by Shin Kurushima Onishi Shipyard at Imabari as the car carrier TOUKO MARU trading until April 1996; FUJIMARIN from 1996 to 2003; FUJIMARINE from 2003 to 2009. …

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