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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Libyan Coast Guard threatens NGO Seawatch aircraft – 26.10.2022

On Wednesday 26th October, 2022 the Libyan coastguard vessel 658 FEZZAN threatened to shoot down an aircraft belonging to an NGO in international waters and Malta has no jurisdiction on the area where the incident happened. On Thursday, Sea-Watch shared footage showing the Libyan Coast Guard radio officer saying “get away from Libyan territory otherwise …

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Local Shipping – PRINCESS DIANA & PRINCESS ELIZABETH

Two boats that were former Libyan Customs and Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) Patrol Craft and were never used as short sea passenger boats were the 31.4 metres craft PRINCESS DIANA and PRINCESS ELIZABETH. PRINCESS DIANA was built in 1963 for the Libyan Customs by Brodogradiliste Kraljevica in Hrvatska at Yugoslavia as ARRAID and on …

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Crainage – Early 19th century crane at Malta – 03.12.2020

One of the earliest 19th century Dorman Long Hand Operated Crane is still preserved in Malta, nowadays at St. Angelo Wharf part of Grand Harbour Marina. So far it is unsure how the crane arrived to Malta and used to be at the Maritime Squadron, Haywharf Base of the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) as …

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Coast Guard – Georgia Coast Guard Naval Units from USA – 21.09.2018

On Friday 21st September, 2018 2 Georgian Coast Guard Patrol Craft were photographed from the Air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS while they were being transported as a deck cargo aboard the vessel SLNC YORK from USA to Poti, Georgia. In October 2014 the United States Coast Guard Island Class Cutters WPB 1340 JEFFERSON ISLAND and …

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Dangerous Goods – Beirut Port Explosion, Lebanon – 04.08.2020

DANGEROUS GOODS are articles or substances capable of posing a risk to health, safety or the environment. Authorities in Lebanon are busy counting the number of dead and injured after an explosion at Beirut Port that rocked the entire city on Tuesday 4th August, 2020 in the afternoon. It is unacceptable that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate have …

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Cruise Liner News – Fred Olsen Cruise Line donates food from ship stores to Charity in Scotland – 17.06.2020

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has donated more than £33,000 of food to causes in need in Scotland while her ships are laid up in Rosyth due to COVID-19 with the help of food distribution charity FareShare.  The donations with over 30 pallets worth of food, included cereals, biscuits, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, jams and …

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Coronavirus – CMA CGM donates 50,000 masks – 03.04.2020

CMA CGM Group made a donation of 50,000 FFP2 type masks, worth $250,000, and currently out of stock in Lebanon, in order to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic disease. These masks will be delivered today April 3rd to Rafic Hariri Governmental Hospital, Hôtel de Dieu de France, Lebanese Red Cross and to the Lebanese Army who …

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Naval Visits – USNS JOHN LENTHALL T-AO 189 – 07.04 – 29.04.2004

USNS JOHN LENTHALL T-AO 189 is a replenishment ship of the United States Navy. She was launched on 9th August 1986 and entered service on 25th July 1987. She entered Valletta on Wednesday 7th April 2004 berthing starboard side alongside to Parlatorio Wharf, Malta Drydocks. It was her second call to Malta, the first one …

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Preserved Ships – ELBE (1959) – Netherlands.

Last Sunday 24th February 2019 it was the 60th Birthday for the 1959 built ocean going and salvage tug ELBE. She entered service for L. Smit & C.’s Internationale Sleepdienst, Rotterdam and sailed for SMIT for 17 years as ELBE. Since 28th September 1977 she was converted into a pilot cutter for service in Chesapeake …

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Former AFM Patrol Craft added to US National Register of Historic Places

A Vietnam era Patrol Craft that was used by the Armed Forces of Malta for 40 years before returning to the United States donated to the Maritime Museum of San Diego has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Patrol Craft named C 24 and later P 24 by the AFM, spent …

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