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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 – GRANE R dredging inner part of Grand Harbour – August 2022

After nearly a month anchored at Bunkering Area 3, the 2010 built DP 2 multi purpose offshore vessel GRANE R entered Grand Harbour on Friday 12th August originally coming from Viana do Castelo at Portugal of which she passed breakwaters at 0839hrs. Transport Malta issued Local Notice to Mariners no 136 regarding the dredging works …

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Russia-Ukraine War – Missile Hits on Naval Vessels – 17.06.2022

On Friday 17th June, 2022 the Ukrainian Forces hit the Russian naval tugboat RFS SPASATEL VASILIY BEKH SB-739 with two Harpoon missiles in the Black Sea the first time it has claimed to have struck a Russian vessel with Western supplied Harpoon Missiles.   The naval tug was transporting ammunition, weapons and personnel from the Black …

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Delivery – Platform Supply Vessel COCO at Malta – 07.06.2022

On Tuesday 7th June, 2022 (Public Holiday in Malta ) the 82 metre DAN flag and owned newbuilt Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) COCO entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her delivery voyage and her maiden call to Malta at 0604 hrs. She was built at Vietnam at Vard Vung Tau as yard 806 with her keel …

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Delivery Voyage – World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship GLOBAL MERCY at Malta – 02.09.2021.

On Thursday 2nd September, 2021 the world’s largest civilian hospital ship – GLOBAL MERCY entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0709 hrs assisted by 1 tug berthing port side alongside Boiler Wharf. She arrived on Tuesday 31st August after 2200 hrs and was spotted drifting outside territorial waters around 43 nautical miles After several years of …

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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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Naval News – Danish Royal Yacht HDMY DANNEBROG A 540 towed – 10.07.2021

On Saturday 10th July, 2021 the Royal Danish Yacht HDMY DANNEBROG A 540 called for assistance while sailing in the Skagerrak on her way to the Faroe Islands (of which the Queen Margrethe II will visit next week) after an engine failure. Back at Grand Harbour, Malta in 2006. The Iver Huitfeldt Class Frigate HDMS …

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Bookships – GBA Ships 50 Years of Service at Sea – 2021

GBA Ships is celebrating 50 years of Service at Sea this year, 2021. Serving others with ocean-going ships began in 1970 with the purchase of the original LOGOS. Since then the ships (LOGOS, DOULOS, LOGOS II and LOGOS HOPE) have visited over 500 different ports in more than 150 countries and territories and welcomed over …

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Delivery – Gozo Fast Ferry Catamarans arrive in Malta – 13.05.2021

On Thursday 13th May the 2011 built MPP vessel ANGUS entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 2005hrs berthing at Magazine Wharf part of Valletta Gateway Terminals (VGT) coming from Singapore via Suez Canal. She was built in China by Tongfang Jiangxin Shipbuilding at Jiujiang as MAERSK TEXAS trading until March 2014, renamed as THORCO ISABELLA with …

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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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