Crew Change

Project Cargo – EEMSLIFT DAFNE with 2 High Speed Craft at Malta – 11.04.2022

On Monday 11th April, 2022 the 2014 built mpp vessel EEMSLIFT DAFNE entered Grand Harbour, Malta with interesting deck cargo of 2 High Speed Craft. She had the Incat Crowther 42 High Speed Craft GOZO EXPRESS for Virtu Ferries, Malta for Malta-Gozo-Malta route as the EXCELLENCE OF MAJESTIC. Another interesting vessel was the 2000 built Crew Transfer …

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Maiden Call – Seismic Vessel SANCO ATLANTIC – 20.04.2022

On Wednesday 20th April, the 1987 built BHS flag research vessel SANCO ATLANTIC called within territorial waters (wtw) during her maiden call for conveyance service 3 nautical miles off Grand Harbour (ogh), Malta. She stopped in her rendezvous position at 1554 hrs for a conveyance service with the 1999 built offshore supply boat MARIA-C that …

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Delivery – Crew Transfer Vessels MHO APOLLO and MHO ASGARD – 28.08.2021

On Saturday 28th August, 2021 at 0730 hrs two Chinese built Hybrid Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) MHO APOLLO and MHO ASGARD entered Grand Harbour, Malta during their delivery voyage making them the 3rd and 4th delivered vessels that entered Harbour for the month of August. MHO APOLLO and MHO ASGARD that were developed in collaboration with Danfoss …

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Offshore – Jack Up Oil Rig KEY SINGAPORE laid up as from January 2021

The 1982 built jack up oil rig KEY SINGAPORE arrived from Hamriyah, Sharjah at the United Arab Emirates towed by the anchor handling tug/ supply ship A.H.LIGURIA arriving on Sunday 3rd January, 2021 around 1947 hrs anchoring offshore Malta. She was built in Singapore by Marathon Letourneau Offshore as KEY SINGAPORE and designed as a …

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Conveyance – Busy Wednesday 24th March, 2021

Vessels calling for crew change, provisions, fendering operations, disembarking/embarking personnel etc are positioned 3/5 miles depending on the cargo for conveyance services. Below is an example of a busy morning that happened on Wednesday 24th March 2021 – The 2013 Romanian built and owned chemical/oil products tanker HISTRIA AMBRA was seen receiving yokohama fenders for …

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RoRo Vessels – HOBURGEN

One of the Romanian built ships is the 35 year old lady LA CARACOLA with Venezuelan flag and ownership. She was built as yard 771 by Santierul Naval Galatz ( Now Damen Galati) in 1985 as BALDER RA for K/S A/S Balder Roro 2 trading until December 1985, sold to Navrom and renamed as BAZIAS …

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Former Military – MSAR 47201.

One of the famous United States Coast Guard 47 Foot lifeboat MLB 47201 was stationed in Malta for some time. She arrived at Malta in June 2011 after being ferried from Italy to Malta with her name as NO NAME homeported in New York, USA. She was built in 1992 by Textron Marine Systems in …

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Towage – SISKIN towing DANA 1 – 06.08.2019

On Tuesday 6th August, 2019 the Dutch tug SISKIN was seen towing the Multipurpose Spud Pontoon AL DANA 1 for a bunkering stop at Bunkering Area 3 supplied by bunkering tanker VANNA of which left Valletta at 1103 hrs and alongside the tug at 1400 hrs and later in the afternoon a crew change by …

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Offshore – China Salvage Vessels at Malta – 2003/2004

Interesting shipping movements with Chinese Offshore vessels happening early in year 2000 were 3 vessels coming from the same company. These were the 1999 built offshore tug/supply ship DE JIN that entered Valletta on 29th May, 2003. She was built at Donghai Shipyard in Shanghai, China Then on 10th July 2004 we had the 2000 …

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Former Military – CORMORANO II

One of the former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Equity Class Patrol Craft was spotted on her hull hard at Mazara Del Vallo, Sicily back to 10th April, 2014 now called as CORMORANO II. She was built in 1970 at New Orleans, USA by Equitable Construction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as NOAA 1256 …

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