Dockyard Creek

Broken Up – Tall Ship EARL OF PEMBROKE – 2nd December 2022

The 1945 Swedish built wooden 3 masted barque ship EARL OF PEMBROKE was towed/pushed to Kampen, Netherlands to be broken up on Friday 2nd December 2022 at Hoeben RDM Schepen.  She was built in Pukavik, Sweden as ORION and used to haul timber in the Baltic Sea until 1974 when she was laid up in Thisted, Denmark She was moved to …

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Yachting – 2021 built 70.2 m POLARIS at Malta

One of the Italian built luxury yachts around the world is the 2021 built superyacht POLARIS built by Rossinavi at Viareggio, Italy. She’s the 280th largest yacht in the world and the first largest yacht to be built by her builder. In fact shortly after she was delivered to her owner she entered Grand Harbour, …

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Yachting – 2014 built Mangusta 165 model PUMPKIN at Malta – January 2022

One of 8 built Mangusta 165 models, a 49.9 metre motor yacht PUMPKIN is currently at Malta moored at Grand Harbour Marina. She was last seen moored at Manoel Island Marina back to April 2018. She was built in Italy by Overmarine Srl of Viareggio and delivered in 2014. Her maximum speed is 37 knots …

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Malta Drydocks – 333.40 m Tanker SUHAIL STAR – 1999

In the afternoon of Monday 28th June the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) SUHAIL STAR entered Grand Harbour, Malta assisted by 4 Tug Malta tugs – GREZ (Bow Hawser); FELICA (Port Bow); MARI (Port Quarter) and KATRIN (Stern Hawser) bound to Tank Cleaning Farm (TCF) for tanks cleaning before shifting to Malta Drydocks (MDD). She …

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Yachting – 2017 built Yacht HOME at Malta for filming in tv series – 2021

One of the Heesen built yacht under the project name of Nova and launched in 2017,  the 49.8-metre HOME is currently at Malta. HOME is the world’s first Fast Displacement Hull Form motor yacht with a hybrid propulsion system. Infact she burns 57 litres per hour at a speed of 10 knots. Without compromising high speed, she can …

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Yachting – 1978 built schooner SITTING BULL (NAN SHAN) at Malta – 30.07.2013

8 years ago on Tuesday 30th July, 2013 a lovely British schooner SITTING BULL NAN SHAN entered Grand Harbour, Malta. She was built in France by Umm Simac Plaisance Shipyards as yard number 1017 with galvanised steel hull with 15.30 metres length and beam of 5.20 metres. Her deck is made of Burmese teak with …

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Maltese Fishing Vessels – 1971 built CARMELA

One of the North Sea Standby Safety Vessel that was bought locally in Malta was the 1971 built steel hulled CARMELA. She was brought to Malta early 90’s as CAM SPRITE sporting black hull and was based at Mgarr Harbour, Gozo. She was built in UK by W. R. Cunis Ltd., Woolwich as FARID with …

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Palumbo Superyachts Refit – 55m yacht SAMAX – May to July 2021

A Dutch built lady – SAMAX which is not a newcomer to Malta recently was drydocked at Palumbo Superyachts. She entered Grand Harbour on Saturday 29th May at 0632 hrs coming from the Middle East via Suez berthing at Somerset Wharf. SAMAX was built by Feadship at the Royal Van Lent Shipyard as 775CLAIRE and …

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Yachting – FORCE BLUE at Malta – May/June 2021

The world’s 78th largest superyacht FORCE BLUE was seen in the Maltese Islands during May/June 2021. She entered on Tuesday 25th May, 2021 at 1400 hrs after she embarked a harbour pilot. She moored at Grand Harbour Marina (GHM) stern to St. Angelo Wharf. Built in 2002 by Royal Denship, Danmark as BIG ROI she was part …

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Workboat News – GOLD FINDER used for installing bridge reinforcement – 27.11.2020

On Friday 27th November, 2020 the local owned workboat GOLD FINDER was seen shifting from her berth towards Dockyard Creek bound to Grand Harbour Marina with 2 steel structures on her deck. She was built in Bristol, UK as yard no 43 by Abels Shipbuilders as fishing vessel ELIZABETH MARIE and GOLDFINDER homeported at Penzance, …

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