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Towage – OCEAN LARK towing 80m barge IB 919 – 30.03.2003

On Sunday 30th March, 2003 the Norwegian built anchor handling tug/supply ship OCEAN LARK towing an 80 metre barge IB 919was seen entering Valletta bound to Cassar Ship Repair Yard. OCEAN LARK was built by Bolsones Verft at Molde, Norway as the RIG TUGGER for Uksnoy of which it still exists , trading until 1981; …

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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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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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Vehicles Carrier – NIVIN

On Friday 26th February, 2021 the 1983 built vehicle carrier NIVIN called at Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time in 2021 since she’s been calling since 2018. She entered harbour assisted by tug SEA SALVOR at 0646 hrs coming from Khoms, Libya. She was built in Spain by Construcciones Navales Freire at Vigo as …

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Breaking Up – SEVEN PELICAN – May 2020

On Friday 8th May 2020 the 35 year old offshore support vessel SEVEN PELICAN started her final voyage to the breakers at Aliaga, Turkey. She was towed by the 1998 built Italian tug GAGLIARDO from MMH Facilities where she was berthed since last year. Above images of GAGLIARDO drydocked at Cassar Ship Repair Yard back …

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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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Salvage – GOLD FINDER towing JUDY 1 – 09.05.2019

On Thursday 9th May 2019 the Maltese owned work boat MFD 86 GOLD FINDER towing the fishing vessel JUDY 1 arrived at Valletta after she towed her from around 40 nautical miles offshore Malta. At 1135 hrs the local tugboat LIENI left breakwater to assist in the towage. At 1142 hrs the towage was 1 …

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Casualties – BRITISH MAGNUS fire at Valletta, Malta – 27.07.1995

The 1985 built anchor handling tug/supply ship BRITISH MAGNUS was due to leave Valletta, Malta on Thursday 27th July 1995 caught fire around 1500 hrs. Vessel was detained due to SOLAS inefficiencies on the 24th July. Malta Police Fire Brigade together with the SAG Rescue Team Personnel rushed to the vessel that was berthed at …

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Valletta (Grand Harbour) Commercial Shipping Movements – Week 8 of 2019.

Monday 18th February, 2019. Busy Monday as usual with Grimaldi Lines ropax’s EUROFERRY OLYMPIA calling from midnight to around 0430 hrs with the 200m ropax EUROCARGO MALTA calling from 0830 to 1900 hrs. Vessels were represented in Malta by Sullivan Maritime Ltd – www.sullivanmaritime.com Also 2 Tirrenia/Moby Cargo vessels with the 2003 built ITA flag …

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Scuttling Operation – COMINOLAND and KARWELA – 12.08.2006

On Saturday 12th August 2006, 2  short sea ferryboats COMINOLAND and KARWELA were towed from Cassar Ship Repair Yard, Marsa to Ras il-Hobz, Gozo that is a submerged pinnacle also known as the Middle Finger, to be scuttled by the Gozo Tourism Association. The Pinnacle  is one of the most breathtaking dives in Gozo. The …

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