Diving

Casualties – CHEM P salvage update – 21.03.2022

With stormy weather including ESE gale force winds with very high swell the shifting of the tanker CHEM P from her current position to a designated area was hampered and cancelled for Sunday 20th March, 2022. With SITREP every hour or so to access the situation it was decided to leave it for today Monday …

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Casualties – MFA 384 PEPPINA at Marsalforn Bay, Gozo – 13.11.2021

On Saturday 13th November, 2021 thanks to Alldive Ltd Personnel together with TugMalta Personnel saved the 12.65 metre fishing vessel MFA 384 PEPPINA from sinking though her stern was already underwater at Marsalforn Bay, Gozo. Normally MFA 384 PEPPINA is moored at the Menqa in Marsalforn Bay of which last June she was spotted there …

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Ship of the Week – FALCON originally SOUTHLEIGH

One of the Lowestoft trawlers that was seen in Malta was the diving support vessel FALCON that was seen both at Sliema Creek, Marsamxett Harbour and at Grand Harbour in 1997. She was built in Lowestoft by the Shipyard of Richards Iron Works Ltd as Yard Number 417 for Small and Co Ltd of Lowestoft …

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Local Shipping – Submersible Exploration Ship U BOAT NAVIGATOR.

One of the converted fishing vessels around is the 2008 built U BOAT NAVIGATOR. She was built at Cinar Tersanecilik Ltd, Gemlik in Turkey as the fishing vessel ESAT KOCALI and in 2012 she was converted after being acquired by the submarine pilots and expert diving instructors father-and-son duo Eugene and Dmitry Tomashov. In fact …

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Maltese Islands – Mgarr Ix-Xini at Gozo

MGARR IX-XINI, is a very picturesque bay set within a creek and a steep sided natural valley. It is close to Għajnsielem, Xewkija and Sannat on the island of Gozo. During the Order of Saint John it was apparently an occasional hiding place for the Knights galleys and was also used by the invading Turks to load captive Gozitans onto their ships …

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Tugboat – Singapore Built THOR SERVER

One of the Faroe Islands operated vessel that was a regular visitor in Malta was the tug THOR SERVER that was used as a guard/chase boat with seismic operations. She was built in 1978 by Marine Builders Pte Ltd at Singapore as yard number 1016 named as AL JUBAIL VIII trading until 1985 where she …

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Accidents – Yacht DARNICE III distress call at Malta – 03.09.2020

On Thursday 3rd September, 2020 the 1984 built 60 metre superyacht DARNICE III called Valletta VTS stating that while she’s underway to Tunisia from Turkey. water ingress is coming into her hull while she’s around 4 miles east off Grand Harbour, Malta. She was built by Benetti on Italy delivered to her owner in 1984 …

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Yacht Transportation – YACHT EXPRESS back in Malta with interesting cargo – 23.05.2020

Last Saturday 23rd May, 2020 the 2007 built semi submersible yacht carrier YACHT EXPRESS entered Grand Harbour once again with 3 units bound for Malta during a Sevenstar Yacht Transport Operation. She passed breakwaters at 1445 hrs and was secured at Magazine Wharf at 1530 hrs. At 1610 she was cleared by Port Health Authorities and vessel started …

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Scuttling Operation – LADY SANDRA aft found and scuttled by Tunisian Navy – 25.05.2020

The aft part of the 89.90 metre inland tanker LADY SANDRA that was split in two on Wednesday 25th March, 2020 was found drifting 8 miles off Djerba Island on Tuesday 12th May. 501 TNS LA GALITE offshore Malta back to 30th May, 2014. On Monday 25th May the Tunisian Navy towed the aft part from the …

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Local Shipping – XLENDI

One of the ferries that use to be run by Gozo Channel Line was the 1955 built XLENDI. Built in 1955 originally a Danish passenger/car/train ferry HELSINGØR as Yard no 321 at Helsingør Skibs. & Msk. in Helsingør, Danmark she was 80 meters long and a beam of 12 meters with 1,123 GRT trading until …

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