Civil Protection Department

Fire – Grass Fire at Wied il-Ghomor, Malta – 30.05.2022

On Monday 30th May, 2022 a grass fire broke out around 1315 hrs at Wied il-Ghomor which spread quickly, fanned by a strong wind spreading from San Gwann to Ibrag under the former Halland Hotel site. Civil Protection Department (CPD) deployed several fire appliances from all fire stations and it was fully controlled by 2330 …

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Casualties – Sailing Catamaran NOMADE – 27th March 2002

On Sunday 7th April, 2002 the Civil Protection Department (CPD) fireboat GARIBALDI entered Grand Harbour, Malta towing a capsized 11 metre sailing catamaran NOMADE that capsized on Wednesday 27th March in rough weather around 37 miles offshore Malta with her French male solo crew that was rescued by the 1975 built Cypriot flag cargo ship …

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Libyan Uprising – Journalist GUY MARTIN injured in Libya brought to Malta – 26.04.2011

On Tuesday 26th April, 2011 the British 28 year old photojournalist GUY MARTIN who was injured in a mortar attack in Misurata, Libya, arrived at Grand Harbour, Malta on the Danish cargo ship MARIANNE DANICA which berthed at Pinto 3 Wharf. A photographer working with Panos Pictures agency, Guy Martin was injured in the same …

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Casualties – Gozo Fast Ferry YOUR FAITH fire aboard with passengers evacuated – 23.08.2021

On Monday 23rd August, 2021 around 0745 hrs shortly after the 2018 built high speed craft YOUR FAITH left Mgarr Harbour, Gozo a fire broke out and all passengers on board were disembarked safely aboard the Comino Ferries Co-Op passenger boat MIDAS I with Transport Malta (TM) rib S21402 in attendance. No one was injured …

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Maltese Fishing Vessels – MFA 298 MANWEL

One of the German built fishing trawlers that used to be part of the Maltese Fishing Fleet was the 1974 built MANWEL with fishing matricola as F 298. She was built by Martin Jansen GmbH & Co KG, Leer with yard number 112 and completed in Danmark as the Danish Side Fishing Trawler WESTBOUND homeported …

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Emergency Vehicles – M-0032 Dennis F 44 Rolls Royce Fire Engine at Malta

The Fire Section within the Malta Police was set up in 1934. In April 1936, it started making use of the first ever fire engine at its disposal. For many years the responsibility for Fire Services was in the hands of the British services in Malta. In 1883 the Malta Police were given some fire …

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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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Emergency Vehicles – Turntable ladder used at Valletta Cruise Port Project – December 2004.

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. As part of the …

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Accident – Tugboats assisting in fire fighting at Marsa, Malta – 27.10.2020

On Tuesday 27th October, 2020 a huge fire blaze broke out at the Wasteserv plant in Marsa with Civil Protection Department (CPD) issuing a warning to residents in the area, telling them to keep windows closed since the fumes were considered as toxic. The fire which started around 0730 hrs at a yard where autoclave …

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Beirut Blast – Countries united in sending Humanitarian Aid – 07.08.2020

Countries and international organisations have lined up to help Lebanon after a massive warehouse explosion sent a shockwave across Beirut, killing at least 154 and injuring over 5,000 persons. Also it destroyed 3 hospitals, major PPE Stores and Lebanon’s major grain store, triggering food crisis worries. Bahraini officials load medical aid and ground support equipment …

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